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#76 manayunkman

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:21 PM

Here are some pieces from the rare Sears Battle Ground set.

 

These aren't rare.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:25 PM

Some Americans including the guy and the wounded soldier he carries.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

The Germans

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:33 PM

The British

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

They are incredibly rare....1869 is one of the largest of the Hugar sets....love seeing them in photos even!....They pair nicely with these type of things at 54mm :)


That is an amazing collection. And impressive display.

Just standing them up like that would take me forever. I'd get about half of them up and accidentally knock them over.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 02:55 PM

Back in the late 1960's, my Mom asked an older woman across the street to watch my sister and I while she ran an errand.

 

I am thinking the lady had to be in her 60's at least.  She brought us into the living room and walked me over to a pile of metal pod foot soldiers.  Having several Marx playsets, I had never seen anything like these every before. 

 

I am guessing these must have belonged to her son or nephew.  In any case there was every kind of figure you could image, as well odd ball items like a search light.  I had a blast that afternoon.

 

Years later I learned what they were.  I'm sorry I never asked if she wanted to sell them.  Somehow, as well preserved as they were, they were most likely kept in the family.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:32 PM

Just this past weekend I saw quite a few of these little guys for sale.. probably 50 or so.

I remembered Eric posting the fellow with the prop.. I think the one I saw is the more common one..
They had buglers, machine gunners, fellow at a desk, soldier with pigeons, etc

Here are a couple of pics I took. The first one was a telegraph climber.

Some were in the $10 range and others a bit higher.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 04:37 AM

A shot of my desk as it once was...

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:54 PM

Cool stuff right there!



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:43 AM

Does anyone happen to know who made this Japanese figure? Approx. date? Thanks. 

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:50 PM

What is it made of?



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:01 AM

What is it made of?

 

Most of them are lead.

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:07 AM

This one is lead for sure. 2.5 inches tall. I found it intriguing for some reason. I think it is a Japanese soldier but not 100% sure. Not sure what the white pouch under the gun is or even what he is doing with the blue piece of cloth. Weird. 



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

This one is lead for sure. 2.5 inches tall. I found it intriguing for some reason. I think it is a Japanese soldier but not 100% sure. Not sure what the white pouch under the gun is or even what he is doing with the blue piece of cloth. Weird. 

 

Just a wild guess, but that looks like a slung stylized submachine gun and what may be a semaphore flag.

 

Toy Soldier guys would know better. See https://forum.treefrogtreasures.com/

 and / or https://www.toysoldi...ite.com/forums/




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