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    Smile Spruce Goose Dingy

    I acquired the dingy from the wing of the Spruce Goose. This was purchased from the family of Howard Hughes' Secretary. I am currently looking for the right buyer to care and appreciate the value of this great looking dingy. If anyone is interested, please email me your info and I will get hold of you. I attached some photos. Thank you, kaper.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Spruce Goose Dingy

    There were many of these boats made. What provenance documentation does this dinghy come with?
    Last edited by planecrazy2; 05-29-2011 at 03:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Spruce Goose Dingy

    I have no documents, only what the salesman told me at the time of purchase.

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    Default Re: Spruce Goose Dingy

    I was one of Howard Hughes' personal secretaries, and worked closely with Will Lummis, the Administrator of the Hughes Estate. As an attorney, I was very much aware of the Estate assets, including the Flying Boat. I never saw a dinghy like this. I went to the Flying Boat Hangar in Long Beach and secured all the files and papers that have ended up at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. This is the first time I have ever heard about a dinghy being connected with the Flying Boat. It would be interesting to know the name of the party who sold you this dinghy. Until then, I doubt the claim that it had anything to do with the Hughes Flying Boat

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    Default Re: Spruce Goose Dingy

    So, was this dinghy made in Nigeria? /sarc

    Go Bear!
    Don

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