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Here is an interesting souvenir that was mailed home by a relative during his time in Germany. He Was with the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion.  It is an assortment of Lionel/Elastolin German toys that date back to the 1930's.  It was featured in a local news paper when they were received by his parents in the mail. Got them all boxed up in some archival storage boxes today to help preserve them, for the most part they are made out of wire and sawdust, the vehicles are made of steel and do wind up so they will drive and have lights.DSC_1018.JPG.80b825ccccae974f00ee14a8fde1135c.JPGIMG_1422.JPG.7a3f95d2891fb428f75b5fc6d7cf976a.JPGIMG_6540.JPG.c6c0388020f56bb3bda75aafb47905f3.JPGIMG_1722.JPG.4d6a5fd33b985a1ff338c8386bc0b040.JPGIMG_5064.JPG.2f7d259e950090385ef1edfc06526d44.JPG124893998_IMG_8736copy.JPG.8c899d8cc54f11eb913af4adf5e9ed8d.JPG

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That is super!

Looks like a camo parachute shroud tablecloth in the newspaper photo.  Is that still around?  

Great souvenir.  

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That is an amazing collection of rare toy soldiers, with a great history.  Do you have any more detailed photos?  Thanks for posting them

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Unfortunately the camo parachute is not around anymore, the family member I received these from said there were lots of parachutes around when they were growing up but that one must not have made it. I do have a red cargo parachute that I received also. These toys have only been out 3 times in the last 70 years I think thats the only way they survived.DSC_0947.jpg.0dd8314ea860e0e7848dff4c90467839.jpgDSC_0995.jpg.586132e76b52b05108c5bc70075bb78a.jpg I have lots of detailed photos of the toys, any one in particular you wanted to see?

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These are remarkable for their accuracy.

 

I suppose the Nazi regime regarded such toys as training material for future soldiers.

 

Nice selection, thank you for sharing.

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Some very nice and desirable toys. Especially the tin toys seem to be in excellent condtion, amazing!

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I've seen some great little archival shadow box shelf displays for toys.  Those sure would look great on the wall somewhere with the article...

Wonderful quality and condition.

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The armored car, staff car and PAK are made by Lineol, I think the field bakery could be Hausser. Very nice and desirable toys!

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Interesting vehicles and poses and in amazing condition! Cool to see these!

 

Frank

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Hausser (Elastolin) and Lineol produced wonderful tinplate and composition military toys from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Their military toys are very collectible today.

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On 8/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, Usmc2004 said:

Here is an interesting souvenir that was mailed home by a relative during his time in Germany. He Was with the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion.  It is an assortment of Lionel/Elastolin German toys that date back to the 1930's.  It was featured in a local news paper when they were received by his parents in the mail. Got them all boxed up in some archival storage boxes today to help preserve them, for the most part they are made out of wire and sawdust, the vehicles are made of steel and do wind up so they will drive and have lights.DSC_1018.JPG.80b825ccccae974f00ee14a8fde1135c.JPG

 

 

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Hi,  That's a really nice collection of wartime German toys, here's an image of Rudolph Hess with his son and a similar example of the wartime toys.

 

regards lewis

 

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