Very Rare Vintage Royal Canadian Signals Figural Ashtray A. Here is an extremely rare Royal Canadian Signals figural ashtray in excellent condition.I don't see where this was ever used. It looks to be polished aluminum with a nice wood base. The Royal Canadian Signals was a company that was instrumental during WWII in relaying messages in many countries to the allied forces. In researching this it was thought to be one of a kind. Just the lower ashtray part was said to have been given to Signals Corp retirees.
This one has a figure on top that I would call Mercury but I think in Canada they call it Jimmy. This one has a tag on the bottom with the name A. With more research I found an article in Popular Science from April of 1937 which states on page 109: Construction of model railroad layout is HO gauge has been started by the Society of Model Engineers of Ottawa, Ontario. French is chairman of the project assisted by G. Farther down it says: Mr.
Abolit have made models of engines and lawn ornaments. I believe this Society of Engineers would have had displays at various shows and functions to show off their work pieces and I believe the tag on the bottom with A.
Abolit was to identify this show piece that I believe he made although probably later possibly in the 1940's. The 1937 Popular Science magazine will be included. This measures about 10 1/2" tall x 6" across the base. Please see pictures for more detail as they are part of the description. I only sell to United States customers and only the lower 48 states.
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