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WW1 Armored Car Toy/ Trench Art?

Article about: Hi all. I am posting this for someone who asked for my advice on it. It looks to be a tin silhouette of an armored car. I think meant to be some sort of toy. I am just wondering if anyone kn

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    Hi all. I am posting this for someone who asked for my advice on it. It looks to be a tin silhouette of an armored car. I think meant to be some sort of toy. I am just wondering if anyone know anything about such things and can give me any information as I have not seen this kind of thing before. Cheers.
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    A toy gun or slingshot target?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hadn't thought of that, nice one.

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    I would think the detailing is far too high for it to be just a target. its probably just meant as an ornament to sit on a mantelpiece or made for a child to use with toy soldiers. I would think the armoured car is definitely trench-art though.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Perhaps just a cheap tin toy, similar items in cardboard were common back in those days, a flat item on little wooden bases.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I had no idea they made toys out of cardboard, but I suppose it made sense.

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