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#26 manayunkman

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 09:54 PM

Eric,

 

One of your 2 falling paratroopers used to be worth something?

 

There are 2 figures in post 14 with green helmets that are from a short series by Manoil?

 

The bazooka guy has a loader who feeds the rocket and they had a more WW2 Deco look.

 

Back in the 80s I did many toy soldier shows on the East Coast and sold many things to O'Brian.

 

I knew one of the retired Grey Iron artists (Navy Corpsman on Iwo) who had some prototype figures.

 

A set of Chinese working on the railroad.

 

I just started back into Dime Stores and have about 20 figures.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:09 AM

I don't know what the used to sell for but they are still worth something depending on condition. Certainly not rare but harder to find (in high grade) than the other two paratroopers (which are everywhere)

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:10 AM

I used to pick up a few now and then but then I went to a local auction that had a whole collection once owned by a WW2 Iwo Jima vet when he was a little boy. He was an only child so I guess his mother spoiled him a lot as a boy. I knew him personally and also have some of his Marine Corps items.
I paid 750 for everything in this showcase except a few German sawdust soldiers in one corner.
One item still had a Famous and Barr price tag. It has a ton of solders, tanks, trucks, dugouts, cannons, nurses, horses, you name it.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:11 AM

More close up

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#30 Eric Queen

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:12 AM

This para with the MG tends to sell for more. In my own collection I would say I have only one (1) rare one (M-113), 4 or 5 that are "uncommon in higher grades" and the rest are all junk. 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:13 AM

More views

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:14 AM

And more views

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:15 AM

Yet more views of collection

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:16 AM

Final views

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#35 Eric Queen

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:16 AM

I used to pick up a few now and then but then I went to a local auction that had a whole collection once owned by a WW2 Iwo Jima vet when he was a little boy. He was an only child so I guess his mother spoiled him a lot as a boy. I knew him personally and also have some of his Marine Corps items.
I paid 750 for everything in this showcase except a few German sawdust soldiers in one corner.
One item still had a Famous and Barr price tag. It has a ton of solders, tanks, trucks, dugouts, cannons, nurses, horses, you name it.

 

That is a super collection. Cannot tell if there is anything scarce/rare there but most look like they were never played with. Really nice. 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:45 AM

Thanks for the close ups Eric.

 

Beautiful figures.

 

I never found the falling MG figure but found more than one aviator with propeller.

 

Blackhawk you have the typewriter table and figure which would bring more money.

 

That's an awsome collection in great condition.

 

Some of those trench sections are worth money too.

 

Great thread.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:18 AM

The radio operator with the removable antenna is worth slightly more than the basic figure.

 

Blackhawk, the majority of your figures are basic with many slightly better than basic.

 

But your condition increases desire.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

 

 

I never found the falling MG figure but found more than one aviator with propeller.

 

 

 

Be careful not to confuse the one I posted (M-113) with these (M-114) 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:56 AM

Here is a MG para for sale for 15 bucks. Not bad. 

 

https://www.etsy.com..._search_click=1

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

Very nice collections of Dimestore soldiers.  Any old Britains collectors here by chance?  I'm thinking we should start a thread in the Homefront category and migrate from the "What's it worth" category.

Here are my examples of the scarce "folding rifles" Manoil figures.  They don't seem like pieces that would hold up well to child's play and these are the only examples I've seen.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:07 AM

I've also run across a few by American Metal (known as Jones for a while I think) soldiers-- that used Doughboy castings and made them "enemies" by painting them gray.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:09 AM

And to show that condition is everything... here is a group of very rare super-tall Lincoln Logs doughboy figures.  They are not complete and have been in a damp environment for a very long time.  They may not be worth much in this condition, but I don't think there are more than a handful of each known in existence.  Barclay figure shown for scale.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:26 AM

Those folding stocks are nice. They are scarce IMO but do come up from time to time. Have yet to find any in the condition I am looking for. 

 

The Lincoln Logs are very cool. Cannot say I have ever seen one before. 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 10:57 AM

I had the ones with the heads unattached to blade.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:20 AM

Interesting detail to remember after 35 years. You had some rare ones then. 


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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:07 PM

Did someone ask about Britains collectors?

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

is there a website that features these,types,makers etc etc?............dave



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:54 PM

is there a website that features these,types,makers etc etc?............dave

 

to buy? barclay's? manoil?

 

here's a blog I found

 

http://oldantiquetoy...ay-figures.html



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 04:31 PM

Did someone ask about Britains collectors?

 

Beautiful old RHA set Dirk!



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:36 PM

thor..........thanks.i've picked them up over the years but never really studied them...............dave




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