Tag: soldiers

CBG Mignot’s Prehistoric Animal Herd

CBG Mignot’s Prehistoric Animal Herd

By Henry I. Kurtz I am partial to any toy company that has produced realistic representations of prehistoric creatures. Among toy soldier firms, the one […]

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Old Toy Soldier Auctions Oct. 8 Bill Jackey Collection, Part 1

Old Toy Soldier Auctions Oct. 8 Bill Jackey Collection, Part 1

PITTSBURGH, PA – Last October Old Toy Soldier Auctions (OTSA) introduced its Investment Rarities Auction series with the revered James Cook collection. Led by early […]

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To The Rescue: Britains LTD’s Volunteer Ambulance and Medical Personnel

To The Rescue: Britains LTD’s Volunteer Ambulance and Medical Personnel

By Henry I. Kurtz IN 1937, Britains Ltd. issued Set #1513, Volunteer Motor Type Ambulance with driver, a civilian version of Set #1512, Army Ambulance. […]

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Tru-Craft: A Small But Sturdy Line of Soldiers

Tru-Craft: A Small But Sturdy Line of Soldiers

By Henry I. Kurtz IN THE 1930’s a missionary named Cecil Jackson, based in Singapore, produced as a hobby small-scale railroad figures to complement his […]

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The Chateau de Chinon: A Masterpiece Sold in France

The Chateau de Chinon: A Masterpiece Sold in France

By Pasky / Kohn Auction House This incredible work in question is a minature of a French historic edifice. The castle has inspired many artists […]

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Lineol Wehrmacht motorcycle,
composition and tin.

Military Motorcycles from Elastolin and Lineol

By Henry I. Kurtz WHO AMONG US hasn’t thrilled to the growling sound of a motorcycle at full throttle, and who hasn’t wanted to be […]

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Gunthermann and “The Glory of France”

Gunthermann and “The Glory of France”

By Alan Reznik THE FAMOUS TOY company of Siegfried Gunthermann was founded in 1877 in Nuremberg, only 7 years after the complete defeat of the […]

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Britains Boer War Supply Column, top lot of
the sale, $22,800.

Old Toy Soldier Auctions Sets Record with $305K Sale of James Cook Collection Oct. 17

103-lot boutique selection of ‘investment rarities’ was topped by $22,800 Boer War set PITTSBURGH – On October 17th, Ray Haradin’s specialty company Old Toy Soldier […]

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The Tin Toy Figures of the 47 Ronin

The Tin Toy Figures of the 47 Ronin

BY ALAN REZNIK SOME YEARS AGO, I acquired eight tin, toy, lithographed figures of the famous 47 Ronin (master-less samurai). The figures are four inches […]

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The Britains Ltd. Air Force: So Few And Yet So Fine

The Britains Ltd. Air Force: So Few And Yet So Fine

BY HENRY I. KURTZ DURING THE Second World War, Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his famous statement “Never have so many owed so much to […]

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LEFT TO RIGHT: CTSS Team: Roger Garfield, Judy Mitchell, Jan Garfield, Graham Garfield.

OTSN’s Chicago Toy Soldier Show Changes Management After 35 Years

“It’s merely a changing of the guard, but still staying in the family,” said Don Pielin at this past September’s Chicago Show. THE CHICAGO TOY […]

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Britains Set #10 Salvation Army, circa 1906, only known boxed example, est. $15,000-$20,000

Old Toy Soldier’s Nov. 20-22 Major Fall Auction

Led by boxed versions of Britains’ rare Salvation Army set, 4-horse version of Horse Race, Royal Mail Van set; wealth of early British, American and […]

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Old Toy Soldier Oct. 17 James Cook Auction

Old Toy Soldier Oct. 17 James Cook Auction

Lineup contains sets with provenance from legendary soldier collections of the past PITTSBURGH – Few other categories of antiques or collectibles attract as broad a […]

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Britains Set #318 Royal Artillery Service Dress set.

Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ 3-Day Online-Only Auction Aug. 28-30

PITTSBURGH – After the outstanding response Old Toy Soldier Auctions received following their previous online-only sale of entry-level to midrange sets, owner Ray Haradin said, […]

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Waterline Identification Model Ships,
showing 1940s prices.

Authenticast Wartime Identification Models Became Postwar Toys

BY HENRY I. KURTZ “DURING THE Second World War, a nondescript red brick building in Richmond Hill, New York (a district in the New York […]

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