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Antiques dealer Joe Duckworth is looking for a collector of outsized seaside memorabilia after discovering an 18ft model of Blackpool Tower.

Antiques dealer Joe Duckworth is looking for a collector of outsized seaside memorabilia after discovering an 18ft model of Blackpool Tower.

A giant scale model of Blackpool Tower has been brought to a Lancashire antique dealer.

The 20 foot statue is now on display at a Preston mill.

Now experts are aiming to sell the vintage structure for around £3,000, and hope to return it to its home in the resort.

Joe Duckworth, 27, of Witch Antiques, at Preston Antique Centre, in New Hall Lane, said: “It’s just under 20 feet, it’s made from steel and we are estimating it is mid-20th Century.

“We would say it is pre-war, but it’s difficult to fix an age to it. Going off the weathering we would estimate about that age.

“But you can really see the detail if you look at the scale model and the Tower itself, they have gone to some trouble to get it looking exact.”

He added: “It would be nice for it to go back to where it came from, which we think is Blackpool.

“It’s going to cost £2,800.”

 

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