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    Dec 2018
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    I dug up a really cool lead toy soldier in my back yard the other day

    Well, part of it anyway!
    Pulled this old soldier out of the cold ground about 6in down. Didn't know what I had, as it was getting dark and was encrusted in dirt. I originally thought it was a piece of old fencing. Anybody have an idea on its age?
    My home was built in the 1920s and sits near or on lands that were part of an old Jersey Shore resort. Lots of signals, but very trashy. I've dug a lot of holes since finding this cavalry officer, but his horse eludes me!
    You would think it would be nearby... hopefully not in the neighbor's yard!
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    us
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    That is cool! I'd be happy with that.

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    Nov 2018
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    Nice Find......

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    Sep 2005
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    No idea on the age but nice find!

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    us
    Rust never rests

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    Very neat and very old.Are you not sure it was cast?

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    us
    Dec 2018
    NJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrifty76now View Post
    Very neat and very old.Are you not sure it was cast?
    You can see the line running down the middle of the soldier, so it was definitely in a mold. Anybody have an idea of the age of this little guy? I know everything looks old when it comes out of the ground, but it seems a lot older than the WWII era toys. Possibly even late 19th century-1920s.

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    us
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    Wow very cool soldier! It still has a lot of paint left on it. Congrats!
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    That’s an amazing find. Thanks for giving us a look!


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