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Old 11-07-2017, 12:45 AM
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Default Toy Relics at an old army base

I found a couple of interesting old toys at a former army base. I'm not sure why they were there but they are certainly period pieces and they're in beautiful condition.

The first is a Bradley "dime store" toy soldier circa 1946-1951. It's a somewhat rare transitional model which has the World War I kaki uniform and machine gun but with the newer World War II helmet.

The second is a 1955 brass Junior Fire Marshall badge from 1955. It was produced by the Hartford Insurance Company.

I thought these were to cool not to post.

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Old 11-07-2017, 02:09 AM
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Dang cool! Definitely too cool not to post, congrats!

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:52 AM
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Real treasures!
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:39 PM
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Nice finds, love the old lead toys.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:06 AM
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Recently was curb strip hunting an old house and found a lump of lead. But closer examination revealed its a lead toy tank circa 1920. It represents the 1917 French Renault F17 tank, the most revolutionary tank of WWI. This inspired the Sherman tank.

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Old 11-09-2017, 06:04 PM
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Really cool finds! Nice job.


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Those are really awesome relics congrats!

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:36 PM
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Couple of very cool relics...nice digs!

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Way cool badge.!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:01 PM
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Cool finds. Probably had family visiting the barracks or on base family housing.

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