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Monday, May 20, 2024

Elastolin Wehrmacht motorcycle 🏍️🏍️🏍️

This German tinplate motorcycle (0/591/5, 1/591/5, 591/5) with a heavy machine gun on a sidecar was produced by Elastolin(Germany) in 1934-1939. The 70mm motorcyclist is made of composite material.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

RAD-Lager ⛏️πŸͺšπŸ› ️πŸͺ“

The Reich Labour Service Camps(Reichsarbeitsdienstlager or RAD-lager) were the bases of the Reich Labour Service from 1935 to 1945. With the introduction of the Reich Labour Service in June 1935, around 2000 camps were created throughout the German Reich, including areas of today's Poland, Austria and in the German-speaking parts of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, where the Reich Labour Service had to be provided. These initially consisted partly of rented youth hostels, homes and schools, but later the RAD-camps were built more close to industry and agriculture facilities. A "normal camp" was occupied with 54 people. In 30s German makers of composition soldiers produced figures representing RAD units. Elastolin, Lineol and Kienel RAD figures are demonstrated here.Some of them are quite rare.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The British Army paper soldiers πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§⚔️⚔️⚔️

This set of British army paper soldiers was produced by Luxus Papierfabrik (Berlin, Germany) in c.1900. The set includes Military Engineers, Royal Navy sailors, Artillerymen and Royal Irish Riflemen.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Ugandan Boda-Boda cyclists πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸš΄πŸš΄‍♀️🚴‍♂️

The Boda-Boda term originally referred to the carrier business within smuggling operations across the Uganda Kenya border in the 1980s and early 1990s. The carriers either walked, used bicycles or motorcycles across the border. It was the carrier business that was locally referred to as boda boda meaning border to border. The rider carriers were known to be very fast and expert riders. Soon enough some people in the bicycle transport business labeled their bicycles with writing boda boda as a proud budge for being fast expert riders. When one wanted a fast ride or delivery they hired a boda to boda rider and the public started referring to them as boda-boda. These Boda-Boda cyclists dolls are produced in craft shops in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Austrian soldiers from Pfeiffer (Tipple Topple) πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή

Emil Pfeiffer's company was founded in 1873 (Vienna, Austria) and produced dolls and composition figures for children from about 1880. The materials for such game pieces consisted of a composition mass mixed together from sand, millery waste and chestnut flour in discarded bakery machines.Emil Pfieffer also had a branch in Germany. By absorbing the Austrian Pfeiffer’s Tipple Topple brand in 1925, Hausser(Elastolin) was able to produce more figures. In 1931, the word Elastolin was added to the trademark, and in the following years the brand’s logo kept both the monograms, while under the figure’s base only the wording Elastolin (or its subsidiary Duro and Durolin) remained. The brand had a huge production of toys in general, which lasted until 1943; after that date they switched to wooden toys, to start again in 1946–47 with the American occupation authorities’ permission. Around 1956, the company was then returned to Hausser.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Lineol - Ambulance trailor from 30s πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

This horse drawn ambulance trailor(160 K/1, 160 K/2) was produced by Lineol (Germany)from 1928 to 1936. Composition German medics and injured from different makers: Elastolin, Lineol and Schusso.