I’m not really into toy soldiers either (at least not that kind of toy soldiers) but I did find it fascinating looking through what is being sold. It is an incredible collection. And this particular lot did introduce me to the existence of the Kerrison Predictor, something I had never heard of before:
I have some metal horse guards and Uhlans somewhere in the attic. My father bought them from a toy shop which was moving premises and they were clearing old stock from their attic. I was about eight I suppose and didn’t really appreciate what they were.
What surprised me then, and surprises me still, is how bad the modelling of most toy soldier figures is. I know materials were very different than now, but honestly half the time unless you had the catalogue in front of you, you would have no idea what it was you were buying.