A Hausser-Elastolin WH 731 half-track vehicle in grey finish with a jack and eleven WH soldiers
Orders & Military Collectibles from 1919 | A90r | Live auction | 930 Lots
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DescriptionHausser half track vehicle, model number 731, late 1930s, tin and composite, 7 cm series. Grey spray paint, functioning clockwork drive, rubber/composite tyres and tracks, the foldable tilt made of grey cloth, gear transmission. A pennant at the front, headlights with the matching bulbs (not checked), "WH 731" spray painted on the sides (old repainting in white on one side). Includes eleven seated Elastolin soldiers, 7 cm series, eight with their hands in their laps, one driver, one officer reading the map and one saluting a general. Length of the vehicle approx. 35 cm. The vehicle finish in good to excellent condition, overall only slight signs of normal play wear and age, the rubber tracks hardened and warped. The foldable canvas somewhat faded, traces of age and old repairs. Comes with a small Hausser heart pendant on a blue ribbon and the extremely rare jack in grey, looped, functional.
The Hausser half-track is also known as the most elaborate of military toys; an imposing and decorative vehicle. This half-track was modelled on the Wehrmacht's middle half-track vehicle, model Büssing N.A.G, Sd. Kfz. 6/1. Only very few models were actually sold in toy shops in the 1930s owing to the original retail price of 30 Reichsmark. The original vehicle is therefore extremely rare nowadays and a desirable collector's item.
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