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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Elastolin Flak electric searchlight

In 30s Elastolin produced this electric searchlight (728N Elastolin elektr. Scheinwerfer mit Blinkvorrichtung) for its Flak-Arttillerie series. I have photographed Lineol Flak-Artellierie soldiers that are similar to the Elastolin ones.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone (0/718) and Solido French Navy sailors

This Flugzeugabwehrkanone (0/718) tinplate cannon was produced by Hausser/Elastolin (Germany) in the mid 30s. The French Navy composition sailors were produced by Solido (Belgium) in 50s.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Elastolin quick-marching figures of German soldiers

In 1939, Elastolin introduced the quick-marching figures 33/6 as 'Inf. im neuen Schritt' - 'ín the new step'. They were also offered as Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, in black SS uniform. These composition soldiers are the first Elastolin figures to be made successfully with moulded composition rifles at the slope, and they were re-issued after the war, eventually becoming Bundesheer (Austrian Armed Forces) for a while.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Renault FT17 tank from CBG Mignot 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

This tin WW1 Renault FT17 was produced by CBG Mignot (France). The tank is presented with a diorama box.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Germany's dark past : Elastolin Wehrmacht composition soldiers

The Elastolin composition toy soldiers, the best-known to collectors, are probably the military figures and a series of 'personality figures' from the Third Reich era (1933-1945) are very popular with contemporary collectors.
*The images of Elastolin vintage toy soldiers presented as a historical curiosity without endorsement of any political ideology and propaganda of war.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Elastolin HJ Jungvolk figures

In 30s, Elastolin produced various composition figures of the Deutsches Jungvolk members. The Deutsches Jungvolk was the separate section for boys aged 10 to 14 of the Hitlerjugend organisation in Nazi Germany. Through a programme of outdoor activities, parades and sports, it aimed to indoctrinate its young members in the tenets of Nazi ideology. Membership became fully compulsory for eligible boys in 1939. By the end of World War II, some had become child soldiers. After the end of the war in 1945, both the Deutsches Jungvolk and its parent organization, the Hitlerjugend, ceased to exist.
*The images of Elastolin vintage toy soldiers presented as a historical curiosity without endorsement of any political ideology and propaganda of war.

Monday, October 11, 2021

CBG Mignot French field artillery crew🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

CBG MIGNOT Napoleonic Wars set - French field artillery crew with a diorama box..

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Elastolin Reichswehr soldiers marching in goose step

These Elastolin Reichswehr goose stepping soldiers were made between 1933 and 1935, if the red, white and black flag is taken as the evidence.The colours of the Weimar republic were black, red and gold. In 1933, Hitler ordered a return to the old Imperial colours.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Tinplate Clockwork Military Armoured Car

Pre-War German or French tinplate windup toy armoured car from 20s that was imported to Britain. There are no manufacturers marks or country of origin but the car underside is stamped ‘FOREIGN’ so it would have been a British import. It has a sparking machine gun. The car has a length of 10.5 cm. I think that this car was produced by Georg Fischer (Germany).But I would like to hear your thoughts.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The church of Mouguerre (17th Century)

Mouguerre is a village in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in South-Western France. This model of the church of Mouguerre is presented at Basque Museum in Bayonne (France).

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Walachia observation tower and Elastolin German soldiers

Today I have assembled an observation tower (Der Aussichtsturm) - The wooden hobby kit N4 from Walachia (Czech Republic). Walachia produces about 30 different wooden "German style" building sets (1/32). This observation tower looks really great with  Elastolin composition soldiers.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum (New South Wales, Australia): Elastolin and Lineol composition soldiers collection

The museum is home to an extensive collection of Nazi-themed toys from wartime Germany that is displayed in several exhibits at the museum. According to Elizabeth Evatt, the museum's owner and director, the Nazi toy collection has been exhibited on display at the museum for over thirty years. The toys are noted for expressing symbols that are associated with the Nazi ideologies and beliefs (those unequivocally rejected today) that were present in Germany at the time the toys were created, sold and used. In 2014, the issue of the appropriateness of displaying Nazi toys and Nazi memorabilia was raised by local residents, however the museum maintained they would not remove the displays. The issue was subsequently raised by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), the representative body of the Jewish community in Australia. According to the ECAJ's report on Antisemitism in Australia, while the display of Nazi memorabilia is not illegal, it is often offensive and distressing to Holocaust survivors, their families, and to others who impacted by the savagery of the Nazi regime. An additional concern raised by the ECAJ is that Nazi toys can be used to promote and glorify hatred and violence, including racism, bigotry, and antisemitism. According to the state government agency that oversees standards for museums and galleries in New South Wales, the Leuralla displays may not be suitable for all audiences.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Ships in bottles at Cobh Museum

Cobh Museum is situated overlooking Cork Harbour. The exhibitions reflect the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh (Ireland).

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

GAMA Tank No 57-1

In contrast to the other German GAMA pre-war products, the topic of the tanks is unlimited. It is ubelievable how many finishing and different versions were produced.The GAMA tanks had a clockwork and a start and stop lever.There are sixteen production series which differentiate to some extent only marginally: 38, 54,56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 70, 71 and 82. This is GAMA tin tank No.57-1 (10 cm) produced in 30s.