Monday, August 11, 2008

Unknown Soldier

This is probably a long shot, but can anyone identify this unknown soldier found wandering in a garden? Presumed to have been there since the 60's or earlier.
I haven't seen it in person yet, but I'm told he stands around 2 inches tall, and from the depiction he could be a "flat".


A J Matthews said...

It looks somewhat like a WW1 Tommy. I can see what appear to be puttees.

johnpreece said...

I would guess that he is from a home casting kit. A popular item in the twenties and thirties. The figures were usually crude and semi round to aid mould life.

Can you imagine being allowed to buy a toy that involved molten metal in a saucepan nowadays?

Fitz-Badger said...

I think you're right, a j.

Thanks for the info, john!