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Spelter footballers - what are they ?

Postby sentimental salvage » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:49 am

They’re big, they’re old, 35cm figures, made of Spelter, pull wooden knob and they kick ...Obviously part of a large sideshow/fairground game...Any ideas ?
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Re: what are they ?

Postby treefrog » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:58 am

They’re cool.....you do find them, must have had big balls !!ESCAPE!!

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Re: What are they ?

Postby pennymachines » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:50 pm

From a fairground side-stall game I'd say, almost certainly not coin operated. Very cool though.

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Re: What are they ?

Postby moonriver » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:02 pm

Fantastic, I like those! They have different heads too. What are the other smaller figures and bits , one looks like a smaller goal keeper?

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Re: What are they ?

Postby sentimental salvage » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:14 am

I think the goalkeeper is from something else...It’s schoolboy project crude...The rest of the bits are the arms/torsos/heads that have come off the players.

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Re: Spelter footballers - what are they ?

Postby blikspeelgoed » Wed May 20, 2020 6:32 am

they look a lot like the cast iron coin kickers, which were used in bars, to kick a penny into a beerglas.
are they for sale?

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Re: Spelter footballers - what are they ?

Postby sentimental salvage » Sat May 30, 2020 3:10 am

Sorry, not for sale :)


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