Barclay Midi Podfoot Indian 1950
Barclay Mfg. was the largest manufacturer of toy soldiers in the United States prior to World War II. Barclay’s soldiers were made of antimonial lead, consisting of about 13 percent antimony and the rest lead. When slush molding was done, only one mold was made of each figure. The lead would be poured into mold, rocked, and immediately poured out, providing a hollow figure. This is a 1950’s “Midi Podfoot” Indian Brave with hatchet and knife B273 (thou hatchet is missing.) Paint has some loss but overall in good condition.
Reference: O’Brien’s Collecting Toys 12th Edition by Karen O’Brien
Value listed in May 2008 $45-90