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This appraisal question is for S., please, Marked Made in

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This appraisal question is for Robert S., pleaseHi Robert,
Marked Made in Germany Elastolin is Norman soldier rider and horse, hand painted. Molded composite from mid 1960s.Also Marked Germany but I don't see another maker's mark, is a bronze cannon of Norman Conquest era all but cannon and some chain and a metal rod are made of plastic.These pieces were bought at the same time in the 1960s and used as part of a floral design in a flower show. The rider can be taken off the horse. The cannon has mechanics to shoot, but no ammunition. The cannon can be raised and lowered.Value?Thank you,
Anne B.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 11 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** letting you know I got this.

I'll have an answer for you as soon as I can.

Best wishes,

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks. Approximate size cannon- 5 1/2"x2 1/2". Statue- 5 1/2" high x 5" x 2". More items to come.
Expert:  Robert S. replied 11 months ago.

Hi Anne,

Sorry for the delay in response, the cannon was a little tricky to track down.

(1) Hausser "Elastolin" Norman knight [Figure #8880]

Elastolin is the trade name of the Stuttgart company O&M Hausser -for Otto & Max Hausser whose father Christian Hausser founded the company in 1904. They first issued this range of medieval knight figures (Ritterfiguren) in this hard polystyrene plastic in 1955. Pre-World War II versions were made of a sawdust-filled composite.

This equestrian figure on a rearing charger wielding a mace is in the 1/24 scale size, known as a "70mm" scale (7cm) because the rider is approximately 7 cm or 3" tall (where the average height of a man is taken to be 168 cm, so 168/7 = 24 thus 1/24 scale).

This 1960s vintage painted knight in the 77mm scale sells on line in the range of $35 - $75. This example sold for $70.

Full retail/insurance value: $150.

(2) Hausser "Elastolin" Medieval Haufnitze (Howitzer) gun

This is also by Hausser and is model number 9800.

A replica of a 15th century siege weapon and the forerunner of the modern howitzer (between a mortar and a cannon).

This example in its original box (proving that it is indeed a Hausser/Elastolin) sold on line for $80, which is about the the top end for one of these.

So yours would have an eBay range of $50 - $85.

Full retail/replacement/insurance value: $170.

Hope this does the trick.

Best wishes,

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you very much. I could never have found it. You're the best! Anne B.
Expert:  Robert S. replied 11 months ago.

You are so welcome, as always! Thank YOU!