Very rare Comet Metal Products military identification set from the 2nd World War. Some small parts may be missing so please look at the photos carefully. It looks like, at one time, there may have been small shelves to store the battleships. These are gone as noted in the photos.
Each ship is marked on the bottom of the wooden base with the ship name and the Comet company info from Richmond Hill, NY. This set (Sup. #1) contains 14 ships. I don't know for sure how many were included originally so it may be missing some or there may be extras/duplicates. Some of the ship names include: Ships are as follows: Izumo, Mizuho, Hosyo and others.
I've never seen another one of these aside from one that recently sold on eBay for $200 which had fewer ships but did have the original wooden shelves.
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