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A.C. Williams
Ajax Plastics Corp.
All Nu Products Inc. - Faben Products Inc.
American Alloy - Toy Creation - American Lead & Novelty Co.
American Metal Toys
American Mint Corporation
American Soldier Co. - Eureka Metal Co.
Arcade Mfg. Co.
Argo
Auburn Rubber Corporation
Baldwin Mfg. Co.
Banner Toys
Barclay 1924 to 1934
Barclay 1935 and after  -  BAC to 107a
Barclay 1934 and after - B108 TO B218A
Barclay Podfoot
Barclay H.O. Railroad Figures
Barclay Midi Figures
Barclay Miscellaneous
Barclay Civilian & Military Vehicles
Bliss
Buddy L
Built-Rite
Cass
Champion Hardware Co.
Christies Metal Toy & Soldier Co.
Corcoran Metal Products / Cor-Cor
Cosmo Novelty Company
Courtland
Dale Model Company
Dayton Toy & Specialty Co.
Durrell Company / Trixytoy
Gem Clay Forming Co.
George Grampp
Greyklip Armies Uncle Sam's Defenders
Grey Iron Casting Co. LTD.
Grey Iron American Family Series
H.B.Toys - Helm Brothers Toys
Historical Miniatures
Holgate Brothers Toy Co.
Hubley Figurative Cast Iron
Hubley Military Vehicles, Equiptment & Guns
Ideal
J. Chein & Co.
James Miniatures
Jaymar Specialty Company
J.E. Stevens Co.
J.H. Miller Company
John Wright Co.
Jones - Metal Arts Minatures Co.
Kenton
Keystone Mfg. Co.
Kilgore
Kingsbury Mfg. Co.
Korean Grey Iron Reproductions
Liberty Playthings
Lincoln Logs - Noveltoy - Allied Toys
Lincoln Logs Sets
Loebel Widmann - Madein America
M & L Toy Co. Inc.
Manoil Pre WWII - M1 to M128
Manoil Happy Farm Series 1941  -  M129 to M169a
Manoil 1941 and after - MC1 to M224
Manoil My Ranch Corral Series
Manoil Cannons, Vehicles and Accessories
Marx 6 inch plastic figures
Marx American Heroes
Marx Comic, Disney & T.V. Figures
Marx Famous Canadians
Marx Goldmarx
Marx Miniature Masterpieces
Marx Miniature Playsets
Marx Playsets
Marx Playset Figures
Marx Religious Figures
Marx Tin & Plastic Military Toys
Marx Soldiers of Fortune
Marx Warriors of the World
Mattel
McLoughlin Bros.
Metal Cast Products Co.
Metal Toy Soldier Co.
Midgetoy
Milo King Fort Ticonderoga Souvenir Toy Soldiers
Milton Bradley Co.
Miscellaneous Military Toys
Molded Products
Moss Mfg. Co.
Nifty Play Toys
Ny-Lint Tool & Mfg. Co.
Overbach
Parker Brothers
Parachute Toys
Paul Paragine
Plastic Toys Inc.
Playwood Plastics - Transogram - Gold Medal
Pyro Plastics Inc.
Rich Toys Inc.
Remco
Renwal Manufacturing Company
Schieble Toy & Novelty Co.
Sell Rite Giftware
Sheila Inc.
Slik-Toys - Slikite
Smith-Miller
Soljertoy - Pearltoys
Steelcraft Mfg. Co.
Structo Toys
Sturditoy Corporation
The Conestoga Company
The Dent Hardware Co.
The Ohio Art Co.
The Sun Rubber Company
Theodore Hahn
Tip Top Toys
Toledo Metal Wheel Co.
Tommy Toy
Tonka Toys
Tootsietoy Military
Tru-Craft
Turner Toys
Unique Art Mfg. Co.
U.S. Toys - Ferdinand Gutmann & Co.
Victory Glass Inc. - J.H. Millstein Co.
Virginia Metalcrafters
Warren
Wellmade Doll Co.
William Feix
Wilton Products Inc.
Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co.
Wood Commodities Corp. / Commando Toys
W.S. Reed
Wyandotte Toys / All Metal Products
Breslin Industries of Canada
England
Mexico
Londontoy of Canada
A.H.I.
B. Shackman Co.
C.K. / Perfection Lead Toys / BESTMAID
George Borgfeldt Corporation
K.T.
L.H. & C. / Long Craft
Minikin
Sonsco / ALPS
Trico / Esanbe
Y.K.
B.F. (Blancherie Freres)
C.L. (Charles Lanoy)
G.M. (Georges Munckle)
H.R. (Henri Roger)
J.F. / J.S.F.
Vertunni (Gustave Vertunni)
Contemporary Dimestore Companies 1976 to Present

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THOMAS GUNN NEW RELEASES

Sonsco / Alps (Shojo Ltd.)

Location: Toyko, Japan

Circa: 1948 to present

Specialty: Sonsco produced a wide variety of souvenir porcelain and ceramic novelties, tea sets, cookie jars, ash-trays, porcelain toy tea sets, tin lithograph banks, remote controlled battery operated tin toys, wind up mixed tin lithograph and plastic toys and novelties to include a nice line of toy soldiers and figures. Space toys are among the most popular.

Sonsco/Alps was formed after the breakup of C.K. toys around 1947 in post war occupied Japan. They had an importing company located in New York, New York after WWII. Their last production of toys was with hard plastic in Hong Kong in the early 1970's. Alps moved into electronics after it ceased it's toy production and still is in business today.

All Values based on Mint Condition only

Boxed Sets

Cowboys, 3 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall - $40.00

Cowboys, 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall - $75.00 to $94.00

Cowboys, 1 mounted, 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall, box is marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" and "ALPS" - $90.00

Cowboys, 2 mounted cowboys and 8 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall - $125.00 to $159.00

Indians, 6 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall - $75.00

Indians, 1 mounted and 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall - $90.00

Indians, 2 mounted firing rifles and 8 foot with rifle across waist, box is marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN", 2 1/4 inches tall - $169.00

Indians, one 45mm mounted firing rifle, one 45mm mounted with tomahawk, four 54mm foot with rifle across waist, four 50mm foot with spear, box is marked "MADE IN JAPAN" - $116.00 to $206.00 MIB

Knights, 1 mounted knight and 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN", has both "SONSCO" and "ALPS" trademarks on box - $75.00 to $112.00

Knights, 1 mounted knight and 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN", has "ALPS" trademark on box - $75.00 to $112.00

Knights, 1 mounted knight and 4 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN", small label on front of box with no trademark on box - $60.00

Knights, 2 mounted and 8 foot, 2 1/4 inches tall, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" & "JAPAN PAT. NO.181733 & NO.181???, also sold by Shackman, New York - $125.00 to $212.00

Navy and Marine - 6 marching soldiers, 2 1/2 inches tall - $255.00

Navy and Marine - 6 marching soldiers, 2 1/4 inches tall - $175.00

Soldier, Anti-Aircraft - 1 plane, 2 AA guns, 1 radioman, 1 charging soldier, 2 inches tall - $125.00

Soldier, Anti-Aircraft, No.2450, made by Sonsco for Shackman, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" on front of box and inside box - 3 AA guns, 1 radioman, 1 charging soldier, 2 inches tall - $125.00

Soldier - 6 prone riflemen, 2 1/4 inches tall, box is marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" - $90.00

Soldier - 3 prone riflemen, 2 1/4 inches tall, 3 charging riflemen, box is marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" - $90.00

Soldier - 1 mounted officer with sword and 1 foot officer, swinging arm with sword and 3 marching soldiers, fixed arms, 54mm, marked "MADE IN JAPAN" - $85.00

Soldier - 1 mounted officer with sword and 1 foot officer, swinging arm with sword and 3 marching soldiers, fixed arms, 60mm, marked "SONSCO" and "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" - $95.00

Soldier - 2 mounted officers, 1 foot officer with moving right arm and 7 marching soldiers with fixed arms, 2 1/8 inches tall, marked "MADE IN JAPAN" on box graphics - $150.00

Soldier - 1 Mounted Officer, 1 Officer on foot, 9 soldiers marching with rifles, 2 1/4 inches tall, box is marked "SONSCO" & "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" & "TRADEMARK ALPS"  - $150.00

Soldier - 1 Mounted Officer, 1 Officer on foot, 3 soldiers marching with rifles, 1 soldier charging with rifle, 4 soldiers prone firing rifles, 2 1/4 inches tall - $150.00 to $175.00

Soldier - 1 Mounted Officer, 1 Officer on foot, 3 soldiers marching with rifles, 1 drum major, 1 bass tuba, 1 flagbearer, 1 horn, 1 drummer, 1 saxaphone, box is marked "MADE IN JAPAN", 2 1/4 inches tall - $134.00 to $214.00 MIB

Soldier - 1 Mounted Officer, 1 Officer on foot, 3 soldiers marching with rifles, 2 radiomen, 2 AA gunners, 2 howitzers, box is marked "MADE IN JAPAN", 54mm - $134.00 to $245.00 MIB

No.1042B Famous Battleship, battery operated hard plastic - 16 inches long x 3 inches wide - $90.00 MIB

45mm

Snow White and the seven dwarfs - $220.00

46 to 54mm

Cowboy kneeling firing pistol - $24.00

Cowboy mounted firing pistol - $30.00

Cowboy mounted firing rifle - $30.00

Cowboy mounted roping - $40.00

Cowboy mounted with rifle - $30.00

Cowboy on bucking broncho - $40.00

Cowboy wrestling steer - $45.00

Cowboy standing firing pistol at waist, standing sideways, scarf over face, common chubby variation - $20.00

Cowboy standing firing pistol at waist, facing forward with right leg out front, no mask, skinny less common variation - $30.00

Cowboy standing right hand on pistol, left hand at side - $24.00

Cowboy with lasso - $20.00

Fighter, silver - $50.00

French Sailor Bugler - $40.00

French Sailor Drummer - $40.00

French Sailor walking trail arms - $30.00

Howitzer - $30.00

Indian mounted firing rifle - $30.00

Indian mounted with tomahawk - $30.00

Indian standing with rifle at hip - 54mm - $22.00

Indian standing with rifle at hip - 52mm - $16.00 

Indian standing shooting bow - 50mm - $18.00

Indian with spear and tomahawk - 50mm - $16.00

Officer mounted, wearing helmet - $22.00

Soldier Band Leader with baton - $24.00

Soldier AA Gunner, looks similar to a Barclay B212 - $30.00

Soldier AA Gunner, looks similar to a Barclay B118 - 46mm - $30.00

Soldier charging, with rifle at waist - $20.00

Soldier Clarinet - $24.00 

Soldier Drummer - $24.00

Soldier Flag Bearer - $26.00

Soldier marching with rifle, moving arm - $18.00

Soldier marching with rifle, stationary arm - $18.00

Soldier Officer marching, movable arm - $22.00

Soldier phone operator, antenna on shoulder, similar to a Barclay B132 - $28.00

Soldier prone firing rifle - $18.00

Soldier Trumpeter - $24.00

Soldier Tuba - $26.00

55mm Circus Figures

Barrel - $30.00

Camel - $255.00

Clown - $80.00

Elephant with female performer and clown - $250.00 

Fat Lady - $169.00 

Female performer on horse - $120.00 

Liberty Horse, dancing - $80.00

Lion - $60.00 

Lion Tamer - $80.00 

Man on stilts - $120.00

Midget on slide - $150.00 

Ringmaster - $120.00 

Tom Thumb - $80.00  

55mm to 60mm

Cowboy standing with rifle at hip, early concave base, marked "JAPAN" on bottom of base - $22.00

Cowboy standing with rifle at hip, later flat base, makred "JAPAN" on back & "MADE IN U.S.A." on bottom of base - $22.00 

Knight standing with halberd, moving arm - $16.00

Knight mounted with lance, moving arm - $24.00

Marine marching with rifle, right shoulder arms, looks like a copy of a Soljertoy Marine - $30.00

Sailor marching with rifle, right shoulder arms, flat top hat, looks like a copy of a Barclay B59 in smaller scale - $30.00

Sailor marching with rifle, right shoulder arms, navy blue or white color, looks like a copy of a Barclay B218 in smaller scale - $30.00

Soldier Charging with rifle - $24.00

Soldier kneeling firing rifle - $24.00

Soldier marching with slung rifle, right shoulder arms - $24.00

Soldier prone firing rifle - $24.00

Soldier standing firing rifle - $24.00

Sharp Shooter, celluloid wind up, marked "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" on bottom - 7 inches long - $108.00 MIB

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