Treasure Chest Thursday: Toy Soldiers

These toy soldiers belonged to my husband’s father and are probably about 65 years old.  My husband refound them when he was looking through one of his trunks a few weeks ago and the kids have been playing with them in the backyard ever since.

And look – they were actually MADE IN THE USA!!!:)

I think that there are a few that may have been from a different set.  I’m not sure why this guy has a hole on top of his head.  He looks different than the above soldiers though.  Of course, that could be because his paint is really wearing off.

And here are some of the casualties of war.


Here are a few of them in action, in our backyard.  Yes, we have rocks in our yard – we live in the desert.:)

Do any of you have toy soldiers also?

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  • Mariann Regan - April 21, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Cool pictures. And hey, I don’t mean to be alarmist, but if these toy soldiers are 65 years old . . . is there lead in their composition? Or lead paint??ReplyCancel

    • Jenn - April 22, 2013 - 8:37 am

      Very good point Mariann!! I didn’t even think about that.ReplyCancel

  • Debi Austen - April 22, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    My dad and his brother had a set of toy soldiers from the 1920’s that we played with as kids. Last year we were cleaning things out of my mother’s garage and all my brother wanted were the army men to share with his grandsons. We talked about the possibility of lead – I don’t know if you can have them tested or what. I sure wish I’d taken some photos of them before he packed them up and took them home :-(ReplyCancel

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