Auburn Rubber Toy Soldier Lot - Pre WWII Indiana
Very neat lot of toy soldiers made by Auburn Rubber of Indiana. Because rubber does dry with age these are basically always cracked and have some damage. That being said these are rather uncommon. This lot includes 5 soldiers. The prize of the bunch is the motorcycle soldier which shows the unavoidable age cracks but no broken pieces and the wheels spin properly. This piece is balanced so it does stand freely. Also included: One officer with detached head. One soldier advancing with rifle. One flag bearer with broken flag. One antiaircraft gunner with the tip broken off gun (Actually looks fine if you ignore the loose piece. These are priced to move as just the motorcycle soldier's listed price is from $95 - $190. Auburn Rubber began producing these soldiers in 1935 but stopped when the war began and they shifted their production capabilities to rubber boot soles and other military related items.