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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Haselbach’s tin figures

J.C. Haselbach of Berlin (1848–1900) was a plrolific maker of 40-50 mm tin figures. He entrusted the engraver Wildt from 1848–55 with the care of a large number of his moulds, reputedly between 5,000 and 6,000. Of particular appeal was the parade of Frederick the Great, displaying the most popular units of that army. He also made European soldiers, Thirty Years’ War and the Crusades, battles in India and Mexico, the Battle of Woerth-sur-Sauer (Franco-Prussian War) and the Crimean War.

 This tin knight (H:12 cm) with movable arms and visor was probably produced by Haselbach around 1860/80. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lineol artillery - Swiss army

In 30s, Lineol produced end exported a lot of composition soldiers of foreign armies. This artillery crew set was produced for the Swiss market. The tinplate haubitze is also made by Lineol. Achtung.. Feuer!  

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Durso Circus figures πŸŽͺ 🀑

After the liberation of Belgium in 1945, the Durso production saw an explosion of both creativity and sales until the 1950s, with some fifty employees producing more than 4,500 figurines per day, icluding a series of circus composition figures.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

16 French Naval officers... πŸ‡«πŸ‡·⚔️🌊

What a nice attic find ! 16 French Naval officers produced by Durso in 40/50s.πŸ˜ƒ

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hausser Leichtes Infanterie-Geschutz (0/721)

The 7.5 cm Leichtes Infanterie-Geschutz 18 was an infantry support gun of the German Wehrmacht used during World War II. Elastolin/Hausser produced this tinplate gun for its 7.5 cm Wehrmacht composition soldiers. The gun is equipped by a storage box for amorced caps (roll caps).

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Lego WW2 Battle for Moscow

Lego stopmotion with Brickarms and Brickmania weapons Battle for Moscow - The Second World War, 

Nazis vs Soviets.
The video is available by the link below :

Friday, January 1, 2021

German WW1 postcard - The last blow ..

This German WW1 postcard was designed by Paul Neumann in 1918 (Nurnberg, Germany) and published by Fritz Schneller & Co. The poster shows an idealized image of a German soldier swinging a large sword. Text: Der letzte Hieb ist die 8. Kriegsanleihe (The last blow is the 8th War Loan). This Elastolin German officer wearing a gas mask was produced in 30s.


1st of January 2021 ! - Druids from Shankill

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