Share-A-Ride or Carpool a Ride to Our Show on 11/1/09

Has the high cost of gas got you down? Well if it does, consider either Sharing-A-Ride, or being a part of a Carpool to our Show. You’ll save some money and share some good conversations with like minded collectors and even make some new toy soldier friends. Send me an email, type [...]

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American Dimestore Basics, Manoil Hollow-Base Figures

No other American Dimestore figures have raised as much speculation over their evolution as a small group of early production Manoils known to collectors as “Hollow-Base.”
Figure in the center of my photo is a regular two hole base Manoil. It’s flanked by two hollow-base figures.
I theorize that since hollow-base castings were, and still are,
extensively used [...]

No Comments »Filed under: American Dimestore Soldiers, BlogPosted on July 26th, 2008

Britains Set No. 163, Boy Scout Signallers

Boy Scout Signallers, Post war 1954 – 1959, set number 163, contained five Boy Scout figures with rotating arms holding semaphore signal flags that could rotate in a full circle to form any semaphore signal.
The Scouts in Post war sets wear olive-drab shirts and shorts, with brown belts, black knee socks, olive-drab Boy Scout [...]