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President Hoover Model, Van Ryper

Item Number: 60763 $650.00

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Van Ryper.  When one thinks of models of ocean liners, this is one name that stands out.  This is a Van Ryper model of the Dollar Liner ss President Hoover of 1930.  The ship and line had a storied history.  She was accidentally bombed in August, 1937, and in November of that year ran aground during a typhoon near Taiwan in 1937 and was declared a total loss.  The bigger story was the demise of the Dollar Line itself and the subsequent creation of American President Line.  I just like the name and the $ logo.   In excellent condition measuring about 9.5″ long.