I am searching for a picture of one of these little beauties I have googled it to no avail can anyone help? I owned one many years ago with little flapping wings no idea what happened to it, must have flown away.
Ah yes, Happy Daze. Visit to Naples while on the Cleo in the earky '50's, side trip to Pompei was the first time I saw them. This caused the forming of the Flying Fid Club. Memebres were required to show theor Fid if challenged by another member. Trick was to catch somebody ar defaulters just as the "off caps"
The next time i saw them was in the 1970's in Noosa, Queensland. Sorry I can't help with a photo
My missus thought I had turned gay as she watched me search Google Images with all the variations of the word "Fid" plus flying. Found no pictures/photo's but brooches and key rings can still be purchased.
Not yet mentioned, although coming from the same stable as the "Flying Fid" is the saying "worth its weight in gold". For those of us who have visited Pompii, can attest to the explanation hidden away in a shuttered box at the "House of the Two Brothers".