Stuttgart (Ludwigsburg), Germany, 1904 - 1983. Otto and Max Hausser specialized in dolls, toys and military miniatures of composition sawdust and glue, made under the name 'Elastolin'. They also made still banks from 1929-1939.

Elastolin composition figures are made from sawdust, a glue such as casein, and clay (kaolin) molded on a wire armature and hand painted at the factory. In 1912, Otto and Max developed this technique. Some collectors use the term Elastolin to refer to composite figures made by other companies, such as Lineol, as well as those made by Hausser, but this is akin to using the term 'Ford' as a generic term for motor vehicles made by companies other than Ford. Hausser figures almost always have an oval base, and the name 'Elastolin' is found on the underside of the base of almost all Elastolin figures (Note that the 'personality' figures of General Ludendorff and Adolf Hitler have rectangular bases and are Lineol figures).

elastolin french soldier
This French soldier figure was sold on eBay in Jan. 2013 for USD 610

The Elastolin composition figures that are best-known to contemporary collectors are probably the military figures and a similar line of figures representing the paramilitary organizations of the Nazi party. A series of 'personality figures' from the Third Reich era (1933-1945) are also popular with collectors. Many of the latter are also expensive...

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Elastolin value and price guide

What's your 'Elastolin' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Alien Complete Set Of 4 Museum Grade Gem 09/2019 $750.00
Eptional 1920s Medieval German Toy 08/2019 $675.00
1930 S Rare Jagdtiere Full Set In Box 08/2019 $499.99
Lineol Pre War Large Trench Toy Soldier 08/2019 $495.00
Barn And Farm Set 09/2019 $385.00

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Comments (3)

James - September 20, 2019
I have about 20 Elastolin and Lionel WW2 German soldiers
Nice! If you want to know value, visit Elastolin WW2 figures.

Don - September 21, 2012
Elastolin Lineol:I am looking to put together a set over time of the Italian/ Ethiopian, Abyssinian War , Lineol makes a set. would you know who would have such a set.Thanks ,Don

James - August 30, 2012
Just bought a box with at least 45 pieces of cowboy and IndiansSome standing , most riding, also a wagon with two horses and Figure. They where in the original Elastolin box. All in very good condition.