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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This appears to be a rather cheaply produced little figure and it has a defect (small chip off left shoulder), but I know that it is at least 65 years old and may have been produced in Occupied Japan just after WW II. My father-in-law purchased it from someone at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma back in the mid-1940s.

    That is really all I know or can speculate about. Any ideas about the manufacturer, time, place, etc.? Thanks!

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    1. stefdesign stefdesign, 8 years ago
      Chip or no, it's charming! I love it!
    2. Deborah77, 8 years ago
      Thank you Stefdesign -- she is rather sweet.
      And Jim -- that is quite interesting. I was wondering why the U.S. required Occupied Japan stamped on imports just the other night. I thought maybe it was some sort of deliberate humiliation for the vanquished. (Which it probably was, actually.) I had no idea it went on so long -- I figured a couple of years at most, so I was glad to see those dates. It would be incredible to find something with "Nippon" on it! Thanks so much for the information!

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