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  Friday's Find for Friday, May 7  •
Vintage Metal House Flies
1980's Old Stock ~ Made in Western Germany
Old Stock from the 1980's
Metal House Fly
Made in Western Germany
Dare we call this little house fly...beautiful?
Finely-crafted with an amazing attention to
detail, these buzzy bugs are rare old stock
from our archives. Dating to the late 1980's,
we purchased them from the manufacturer
while visiting his family-owned factory in
Western Germany. Still in mint condition,
these metal flies are at least 32 years old.
About our vintage house flies
Meticulously crafted from embossed metal,
these realistic-looking flies are so detailed
they have ridged abdomens even on the
underside of the insect! Painted a glossy
black, the heads have hand-painted dark
red eyes with a tiny white mouth. And to
add to the realism, the clear acetate wings
are actually printed with fine, light veining
to replicate real wings. The fly is securely soldered onto a sharp tack pin.
vintage metal flies with original West German packaging
Available in Limited Quantities
Unfortunately, these metal flies
are no longer being produced.
When the elderly owner passed
away, the factory was sold by
the family and closed down.
•  Size information  •
Metal house fly is 5/16" long
by 1/4" wide. Overall height
including the tack pin is 1/2".
Sold as one vintage fly.
Every fly arrives safely stored in
its own clear plastic "bug box".
vintage metal flies shown with clear plastic bug box containers
vintage metal house flies made in Western Germany
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