Britains Toy Soldiers - The History & Handbook 1893-2013

Britains Toy Soldiers - The History & Handbook 1893-2013

Smeggers

ADC
Moderator
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Britains Toy Soldiers - The History & Handbook 1893-2013 by James Opie
ISBN: 978 1 84884 444 5. Published by Pen &Sword Books 2016 (reprinted 2021)

James Opie is currently valued and catalogued of toy soldiers and figures for C&T Auctioneers, after spending b thirty-odd years writing totalled catalogues for such esteemed names as Phillips, Christmas and Bonhams. He is arguably, the world's leading expert on the subject of toy soldiers. Opie has his own collection of...

Click here to read the full review.....
 
I was chosen as the svelte handsome 1976 loggie model.

The final figurine was off quite a bit tbh. Disappointed I was.
oh wow, owning a toy soldier based on yourself, that's out there, can't figure if that's a bit Indian in the cupboard or the portrait of Dorian Grey, except the toy soldier is the one that never ages.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor
@Auld-Yin I hope have added the right bits in the right way. Would you check please?

Others, please ignore apprentice mistakes.....
 

Johned

War Hero
One of my favourite toys as a nipper was a Britains six wheel tipping army wagon with canvas tilt. My dad got me this for Christmas about 1938. The radiator was reminiscent of an Albion I ever thought. In course of time, the opening doors became detached but it did not diminish it's play value to me at that tender age lol!
 
Talking of Brittains figures, in the old days of Lowestoft Modelling Club. Dad took these, stripped the paint off and repainted them to show younger members what was possible.
D63BCC1E-D46E-42DD-8B7A-05CF44FAD1B0.jpeg
792FE6F6-3229-465D-A8E7-449DD91464A5.jpeg
4511DFE5-50AA-49DB-823D-784969B02DEA.jpeg
0C51E400-A813-41E7-B8B0-8AE49B208176.jpeg
 
One of my favourite toys as a nipper was a Britains six wheel tipping army wagon with canvas tilt. My dad got me this for Christmas about 1938. The radiator was reminiscent of an Albion I ever thought. In course of time, the opening doors became detached but it did not diminish it's play value to me at that tender age lol!
Was it this one?
Britains%20track%20tipper%20Ford%20money%20box%202015-04-24%20002_1429799307.jpg


I sold one on e-bay for *$853,631 back in the nineteen hundreds.


Britains%20mould%20making%20timber%20trucks%20guns%202015-03-02%20035_1429717484.jpg


Britains%20Ltd%20lorry%20corgi%20trailer%20rubish%20bin%202015-08-14%20018_1439550739.jpg


*Maybe slightly exaggerated numbers.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

ADC
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Reviews Editor

Smeggers

ADC
Moderator
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Had one of these, bought it while taking part in the WW1 build.
s-l300.jpg
The ammunition has long since gone, but the gun still exists, probably.
 

Johned

War Hero
Was it this one?
Britains%20track%20tipper%20Ford%20money%20box%202015-04-24%20002_1429799307.jpg


I sold one on e-bay for *$853,631 back in the nineteen hundreds.


Britains%20mould%20making%20timber%20trucks%20guns%202015-03-02%20035_1429717484.jpg


Britains%20Ltd%20lorry%20corgi%20trailer%20rubish%20bin%202015-08-14%20018_1439550739.jpg


*Maybe slightly exaggerated numbers.
That's the one and I also have the more modern cabbed lorry with simulated rear crawler tracks someone gave my eldest son many years ago. I am aware of the high prices these fetch today.
 
The ammunition has long since gone, but the rifle still exists, probably.
That's what I could say about my Martini Henry. The rounds are rarer than the Rifles. What real life Artillery piece is that based on? I've a feeling there was a real gun.
 

Smeggers

ADC
Moderator
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
That's what I could say about my Martini Henry. The rounds are rarer than the Rifles. What real life Artillery piece is that based on? I've a feeling there was a real gun.
Although the box says 18" Heavy Howitzer, I very much doubt it as that particular piece was usually rail mounted! I think it is the BL-8, as used on the various WW1 Fronts. The BL-8 was an 8" Heavy howitzer, normally towed by the Holt Tractor which resembled a steam traction engine.
R (1).jpeg

BL_8_Mk_7_8-inch_Howitze.JPG

8inchMkVIHowitzerAndPlatform.jpg
 

New Posts

Latest Threads

Top