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  1. #1

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    How old?

    Anyone know how old this lead soldier is?
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    Re: How old?

    It looks alot like a Manoil soldier from the early 20,s . Are there any markings on the base ?
    mojjax

  3. #3
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Re: How old?

    It looks like Manoil because of the green base and leggings...Manoil Co., Waverly, New York, started producing toys in the early 1930's. There should be a number on the base or back of him.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Annmarie, better half of RonandAnn ;)

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    Re: How old?

    I agree, it looks like a Manoil Soldier...but also looks like one that was a Guidon Bearer (one who carries the company flag). I was one in Bootcamp and our hand would be up that high holding the flag pole, even though the majority of the time, my hand was more chest level in the standing position. Nice find!!!!
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  5. #5

    Aug 2005
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    Re: How old?

    I agree, it looks like a Manoil Soldier...
    but only because Gypsy said so!!!

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    Re: How old?

    RK, I Dug This One About A Year Ago, It Is Complete, Except For Some Paint Loss, But I Can't See Any Markings On It. trk5capt...
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    Re: How old?

    To anwser the question you asked: 1930's to 1940's.
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Re: How old?



    M1538 Dime Store Barclay Soldiers, M55 3H MOE $85

    http://www.aagal.com/Toysoldiers.html
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    Re: How old?

    WOW
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    PBK
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    Re: How old?

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyheart
    Barclay Soldiers
    NIce catch, GH! It is indeed a Barclay... the 711 Drum Major, Short Stride, dating 1935 or later.
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  11. #11

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    Re: How old?

    I wonder if I could go back and find the head?

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    Re: How old?

    Worth a try, just don't lose yours...

 

 

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