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They look like paper toy soldiers from the 40's. During WWII toymakers unable to get lead or other metals turned to paper, wood products and other materials for war toys.

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Hi Henrik, looking more at the cut-outs of ships I think they appear to be more like toys in their design. The cut-out figures could also be toys.

 

I initially thought that the figures may be recruiting store window display especially with the rank grades being on them. Above I have attached a photograph of one of my cardboard cut-outs which definitely was a recruiting display and not a toy.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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That's a neat piece Lewis, how tall is it?

 

Hi Tino, I think it's about 20 inches tall, I have a couple of other Marine poses.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Thanks all for your opinion.

I tend to agree it's some kind of toy from the 40's,and as you can see here they are printed on both side

Yes Toys. All toys during the War years were wood or pressed paper. Used to have some of those in Army figures but were lost over the years. But when your young and the new Tin toys came out. Robert

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