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Antique German Circus Tin Figures Set Beautiful Rare

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Terrill C. Smith
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Oakland, CA 94602

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Antique German Circus Tin Figures Set Beautiful Rare
This beautifully cast tin half round circus set is from an antique German mold. The castings are not quite as old as the molds, but they look the same as the antique casts. These sets are halbplastischen [half round]. They are different on both sides but not the full round cast figures that actually came after these early tin figures. They are tin which is an expensive metal that does not tarnish. The set is from Nuremburg [not positive] I have ordered sets from this family several decades ago, I have not seen this set or other sets they made for quite a while. They are rare collectible toys, very hard to come by. The tallest castings in this set are the flags on poles, they are 3 3/4" tall. These sets could be purchased painted or raw as this one is. This set has 20 pieces as shown, all in excellent condition. An important collectible toy set.

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