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Friday, July 28, 2023

HJ paramilitary composition figures from Lineol and Elastolin

In 30s, Lineol and Elastolin, famous German toy makers, produced numeruous marching 70 mm figures of Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend). Baldur von Schirach (1907 - 1974), ReichsjugendfΓΌhrer (Reich Youth Leader), was represented by an Elastolin composition figure with a movable right arm.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Chinese toy soldiers : an imperial military procession of the Qing dynasty πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

This set of painted toy miniature soldiers depicts an imperial military procession of the Qing dynasty.The soldiers were produced in China (19th century). The set consists of flag-bearers, musicians and soldiers with poles (the set was presented at Sotheby's auction). 清十九世紀 ε‡Ίε·‘ε„€δ»—ιšŠζ¨‘εž‹

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Tipp & Co - Half track vehicle with 9 crew members

Tipp & Co (Germany) produced this windup tinplate half track vehicle (N 217) with 9 composition crew members from 1937 to 1940 (Scale 1/32-1/24).It reminds the German Sd.Kfz. 8 half track to a certain extent.The Sonderkraftfahrzeug 8 ("special motorized vehicle 8"), usually abbreviated to Sd.Kfz. 8, was a German half-track designed by Daimler-Benz that saw widespread use in World War II.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Lineol FAD and RAD composition soldiers ⛏️⛏️⛏️

The voluntary labor service (the Freiwilliger Arbeitsdienst- FAD) was a publicly funded employment program introduced in 1931 by the German Government of the Weimar Republic.The state sponsored FAD provided services to civic and land improvement projects. Finally, with the law of June 26, 1935, the Reich Labor Service - Reichsarbeitsdienst(RAD) came into power.The RAD concept was to create a state labour service organisation similar to the Reichswehr army, with a view to implementing a compulsory service. RAD was initially only compulsory for young males between the ages of 18 and 25, and at the beginning of the Second World War also for young women.With massive financial support by the German government, RAD members were to provide service for civic and agricultural construction projects. In 30s, Lineol produced 7cm FAD (left) and RAD (right) composition figures. I have these two interesting Lineol figures armed with spades.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

German signals soldier with carrier pigeon πŸ•Š️πŸ•Š️πŸ•Š️

Lineol 70 mm German signals soldier with a carrier pigeon (Germany, 30s).(Nachrichtenmann kniend, mit Brieftaube Lineol, 5/171 ) And guess what ? There are two more carrier pigeons in the cage ! And  two more in his pigeon carrier vest.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Railways of Soviet Russia during the Russian Civil War (1917–1923)

During the Russian Civil War of 1918 to 1922, military operations across the vast Russian frontier tended to follow the thin network of rail lines interspersed throughout the countryThe front line between the Red Army of the revolutionary Bolshevik government and those of the so-called White movement of counterrevolutionary forces moved back and forth, with towns and districts moving from the control of one group to the other. At these photos, I have put together Belgian Durso composition soldiers produced by Michel Klimov and composition soldiers from other makers: GJ (Belgium) and Durolin (Germany). If you are curious about railroad wagons, I have photographed the old German tinplate ones from Marklin and Bing (Gauge 1: 1/32).

Friday, July 7, 2023

WW 1 French postcard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

WW1 French postcard - Salut a la France ! French composition soldiers Bon Dufour.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Elastolin 55 mm soldiers and old Bing railroad carsπŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

These composition Elastolin 55 mm soldiers were produced in Germany (1925-1934). The tinplate railroad cars (Gauge 1 (1/32)) were produced by Bing (Germany) at the begining of 30s.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Das Lineol-Bilderbuch 1937-38 - Blitzkrieg ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Lineol (Germany) catalogue cover 1937-38. Tinplate clockwork tank model 1280 with automatic fogging .