Battle damaged and with playworn paint, who knows where and what heroic adventures these lead figures have had in the past with their original owners and down through the generations to Scott? Before anyone asks, sadly I do not own or wear a special wargames hat. This year the wonderful addition to my toy armoury was two handmade warships which I saw and liked in a vintage shop months ago, a small hollow-cast raiding force a complete surprise, as a raiding force should be! So Mannie is responsible for me buying a cheap secondhand paperback of this interesting book that launched the hobbies and careers of hundreds of Civil War enthusiasts and historians.
Antique Toy Soldiers from 1940s–1970s
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As long as there has been war, there have also been tiny figurines with which children can play war games. These now-antique toy soldiers have come to be used by military and civilian parents alike as a means for children to come to terms with and normalize the events of the wars constantly happening around them. Although many of these antique toys have a bit of wear and tear, a lot of them are in near-perfect condition, preserved for the ages thanks to modern-day antiquers around the world. From buying at auctions and estate sales to selling on Etsy and eBay , antiquing is still a popular pastime for people around the country.
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Comes with ship. Incl missile launcher and other equipment; also in Helen of Toys 'Blast off'. Text Search. This for easy identification.
This guide is designed to help anyone with an interest in toy soldier collecting so they can discover:. Found in Egyptian tombs dating back to BC, these diminutive soldiers were probably made for ritual purposes rather than as toys. Early figurines were made from wood, porcelain and silver.