This cheery troop of vintage boy scout figurines are a fun way to celebrate the scouts in your life. These little guys were made with fluffy chenille pipe cleaners in Japan sometime around the 1950s.
They all have hand painted faces with different expressions and are ready for their next outdoor adventure. Some carry sticks though some have lost theirs. Bendable, soft and twisty, you can form these little bodies to sit on a shelf or even hold hands.
We think some may have had a pin attached to their backs and worn as an accessory (see last image). But who knows, they may have been ornaments for the Christmas tree.
Either way, they are precious reminders of boyhood activities. Hard to find, too.
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- NINE vintage chenille pipe cleaner boy scout figures (as shown)
Good vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use. All figures are slightly different. Pipe cleaner wires show mild corrosion and rust. Surface wear throughout with scuffs, residue, dust and loss to painted faces and hats. Some scouts appear to have once held an instrument or stick in their hands which are now empty. A few have a small piece of cardboard remnant glued to their back.
Stamped JAPAN on the back of each head. Dated to the 1950s.
- Materials: chenille pipe cleaner, felt, paint, wood
- Color: blue, gold, white
- Dimensions: all are about 4" - 4.25" long
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