Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Vintage Barclay Lead Solider with Brown Helmet

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    This is a Vintage Barclay Lead Solider with Brown Helmet, measuring 2.75" high by 1.25" wide by 0.75" deep.  Made of antimonial lead, the soldier is shown in mid-stride with his left leg forward and his hands on his hips.  He is wearing a olive drab U.S. uniform with a reddish brown belt (on front) and M1 Helmet.  He has what collectors' call the podfoot (each foot appears as a flatted rounded blob).  He has a cartoonish face with dotted blue eyes and a red mouth (painted slightly off-center).  He was made by Barclay Manufacturing of New Jersey, which was in business from the 1920's to 1971.  The podfoot and the color of his uniform date the manufacture of this soldier to between 1951 and 1964.  This Vintage Barclay Lead Soldier with Brown Helmet is in Better Than Good Condition.  There are small chips and wear in the paint on his face (tip of the nose, mouth and chin), on the top and edge of the helmet, on his upper arms, and on the front and back of his upper torso.