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"U.S. Naval Aviation lOOth Anniversary Decanter"

A llUJBtflttlng X.. Gift $125; two or .w to tM ,__ ""'1rm, $115 melt. This exceptionally beautiful one-liter ship's decanter has been commissioned to commemorate the U.S. Navy's IOOth Anniversary of Naval Aviation. This project was undertaken in concert with the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, which receives a substantial contribution of$10 from the sale of each decanter. Every decanter has been hand cast from porcelain and hand decorated using glass colored inks that have been permanently fired into the ceramic at temperatures approaching l 600°F. Thus the design will not fade or wear with time. The quality of the decanter and its art are exceptional.

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Each of the decorative elements are of historical significance. Of special interest is the decanter's underside on which the name of every USN aircraft carrier and almost every naval squadrons' designation is listed. Please see the website for a close up view of the decanters bottom and a complete listing of squadron designations. The bottom decor, from a painting by Stan Stokes, depicts SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers rolling into their dive as they attack the Japanese Fleet at the critical Battle of Midway in 1942. Around the base are 20 aircraft covering the period from the early days to the present, including bi-planes, props, jet, multi engine and rotary, and even a dingible. Encircling the base of the decanter's neck are the more

famous flags of the American Revolution and the Continental Navy, some of which are still flown today on auspicious occasions. Battle streamers commemorating US Navy campaigns adorn the cobalt neck.

Constellation during the Vietnam era. Continuing clockwise, from a painting by Stan Stokes, an F4U Corsair, on final approach, tail hook down, prepares to "trap" on board the USS Shangri-La.

The Eagle and the Shield cameo symbolizing the might 19 11 -2 011

and power of our great Republic, are surrounded by an anchor chain, oak leaf clusters and five life rin~, each commemorating major campaigns or battles in which U.S. Naval Airpower played a vital role. The cameo to the right, from a painting by John D. Shaw, depicts two legendary McDonnell F-4 Phantoms flying over the USS

The adjacent two-plane cameo depicts the F-14 Tomcat above an F/A-18 Hornet. The Tomcat was first deployed in 1974 as the air superiority fighter to replace the F-4 Phantom. It was retired from the fleet in 2006, having been replaced by the F/A- 18 Hornet, considered to be the finest and most versatile jet fighter ever produced. Stopper Detail The fifth cameo, from a painting by Stan Stokes, depicts the USS Langley, CV- I, the Navy's first aircraft carrier that had been converted in J920 from a collier. The Langley fought in World War 11, but was so badly damaged by the Japanese that she had to be scuttled on February 27, 1942. Please note that less than 5,000 units are being produced. Early indications are that demand is going to outstrip supply significantly. We therefore suggest that you place your order now. Please note the decanters are empty.

ORDER OR SEE MORE DETAILS AT www.pussers.com, TELEPHONE 1-800-PUSSERS (1-800-787-7377)

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