J.H. Miller Company

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J.H. Miller began in 1938 with the production of plaster Nativity scenes. It produced toy soldiers in plaster in the early 1950's, but this line ended quickly. At some point in the Fifties the company began using blow molded plastic. They produced soldiers, animals, dinosaurs, Santas, and the Nativity scenes. The company went out of business in 1959. Because of the fragility of plaster and blow molded plastic, and the realism of their designs, J.H. Miller figures tend to be fairly hard to find in good condition. Earlier figures have a single hole in the base from the injection molding process. Later figures are more likely to have multiple holes.

Plaster

Nativity Sets

These were in at least two sizes


Easter Figures


Farm Set

  • Farmer
  • Farmer's Wife
  • Farmer's Daughter
  • Collie Dog
  • Colt 1
  • Colt 2
  • Pig


Others


Plastic

The plastic is waxy feeling and very thin. There is often a hole or two on the bottom of the feet left from production, and breakage is common. Paint easily rubs off as well, so good condition is a premium.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life



  • Small

The small dinosaurs were available in a two box set that included all 8 listed here, and were not typically sold loose.



Wild Animals

The wild animals are often copies of Elastolin or Lineol animals.


  • Small

The small animals were available in a two box set that included all 12 listed here, and were not typically sold loose.


Nativity Sets

Similar figures to the older plaster ones but in the waxy plastic.


Others


Links

Dinosaur Collector Site