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Auburn Rubber Indian Pioneer and Mexican Soldier 70mm 1950s

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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    Let me first state these are red, they came out a bit pink in the photos. Red tends not to photograph well with a digital camera.
    These are something I do not run across often. Actually I do not recall running across them before. These are Auburn Toy Soldiers. Auburn is known for their rubber vehicles sold in dime stores. I have posted a few of those in the past. They are larger than the usual toy soldier. It is 70mm scale which is just a bit under 3 inches. The typical toy soldier is 54 mm. The Mexican soldier is about the size of the typical toy soldier. They are very well detailed, at least the Indian and Pioneer. I may be mistaken as to the Mexican Soldier being a Mexican soldier. I was thinking it is from an Alamo set but I could be mistaken.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Superb rubber fighting men - methinks I see my fave Dan'l Boone and his sidekick Mingo in pic three lol :)
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. That could be.
    3. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      It's probably a Mexican soldier, they modeled their uniforms from the French. The Alamo was popular in the 50's-60's after the Davey Crockett Disney movie. That's the classic Davey Crocket pose of knocking the Mexican troops off the walls with his musket in the movie. I had a small set that was probably made by Superior that had soldiers with similar poses. Everybody jumped on the Davey Crocket/Alamo bandwagon back then, coonskin hats were the rage. I liked Auburn's figures, they were more varied than the other plastic toy soldier makers. I had a small Auburn WW II soldier set, every soldier was different. I like these guys, Apache.
    4. elanski elanski, 2 years ago
      I was about to say I thought the soldier looked French until I saw what Toyrebel wrote above, which explains that. I guess he is Mexican then. They are very nice with good detail.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. It is looking like it is a safe bet that it is a Mexican soldier.

      Than you very much elanski. Plus it is an American company. For some reason the Alamo and Custer's Last Stand were very popular.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Newfld
      mikelv85
      Brunswick
      fattytail
      purvis
      iggy
      Manikan
      Toyrebel
      valentino97
      SEAN68
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you jscott0363.

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