Please help me ID this little Soldier



Hello,

I'd like help IDing this 4.5" soft plastic little boy soldier. I don't see any markings but his face is so familiar. Do you recognize him? As you can see his limbs are strung (and a little loose).

Thank you so much for your help.

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Sep 18, 2012
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by: Anonymous

This 4 1/2" little guy is celluloid and light as a ping-pong ball. He's marked in the upper back, "Made in Japan" and has jointed arms and legs.

I've removed the old brittle jacket that was pictured (hand sewn-on and brittle, but protected the original paint) and he's not a soldier at all. He's fully dressed in blue POLICE uniform. I've also restrung him, so he's in much nicer shape now. Judging by the condition of the hand-made jacket he was wearing (brittle & decomposing fabric), he is definitely one of the celluloids manufactured during the 1930s - 1940s.

As you can see, his left hand is up in a "Stop" gesture. His right hand is in a fist and may have been holding a "Stop" sign. The original stick to the sign is inside the arm. That face is so familiar! Please let me know if you recognize him.

Thank you and all the best to you.

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