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Dear Mike,

I have this miniature airplane propeller, which I received from my mom.

She served in the air force in the First World War. She told me it was used to keep the water of an airplane cool. It is wooden and measures 46 centimetres (18 inches) long with a brass centre.

It has some printing on the centre hub. Can you provide me any information and what value would it have.

Evelyn W., Winnipeg

Dear Evelyn,

I have never seen such a unique propeller before.

I have talked with a friend of mine who has a vast knowledge in militaria.

He said these propellers were used on the First World War bomber airplanes. The purpose was to power the generator on the plane.

The marking R.A.F. refers to Royal Air Force. The other number would be identification and stock numbers.

The value in the original condition such as yours would be $250 to $300.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 27, 2013 ??65534

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