GEMODELS – English Plastic figures 1950’s– 1960’s
I Picked these figures up on ebay the other day for a few pounds . GEM are an important minor English plastic maker whose owner George Musgrave was the first designer with ZANG/Herald before Britains acquired them.
To give you some Idea of price the golfer was just under 3p in 1975.
He did many figures that no one else bothered to do and he did do them well. His 54MM figures are great but these smaller 40MM have a certain charm to them and although they have little value are hard to find , often unmarked and often found in old cake tins !!
Tom the Pipers son with Piglet head turned variant
These 40mm figures often got used as cake decorations so if you were born in the late 50’s and 60’s in leafy England there’s a good chance you had a one on your Iced Madeira !
Hand painted – Both with original paint but likely to have been painted at different times.
Here are some more shots of this nice batch of vintage figures.
Bad skier – So now we know where James Cameron got the idea for the Terminator from !
Winter Figures -Note the sculptured snowballs !
The dogs dont appear in my source guide so may not be by GEM.