Saturday, February 26, 2005

Help required

Hi, I have numerous European lead soldiers from the late 1800's and am trying to find out more about them. I was hoping you could help. The label on the boxes says "Medaille de Prix Paris 1867/Medailled Prix Munich 1854 J.C. Allgerer a Furth".

I have attached a scanned image. I have several hundred of these and would appreciate anything you can do to help me find out more about them.
Respectfully, Merlyn Lausten

Friday, February 25, 2005

The Toy Soldier Experience

The Toy Soldier Experience
19th March 2005 10am-4pm, The Royal National Hotel, Russell Square, London, ENGLAND

In light of the recent cancellation of the LONDON TOY SOLDIER SHOW, the very short notice of the cancellation and the disappointment this causes, it has been decided to launch THE TOY SOLDIER EXPERIENCE

THE TOY SOLDIER EXPERIENCE will be unique and break from tradition.
This event, currently planned as a one off, will be hosted by the Industry as a celebration of the hobby of Toy Soldier Collecting and Military History.

Mark & Rob
The TSC Team

For more information on THE TOY SOLDIER EXPERIENCE contact King & Country UK at: 20 Rockingham Way, Portchester, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8QS, ENGLAND. Tel- +44 (0) 1329233141 Email: TSE@KINGANDCOUNTRY.CO.UK

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Catching up...

Well, since the 5th December, when we opened, haven't we been busy. La Nazione, a national Italian newspaper wrote an article; Valley Life, the bi-lingual monthly magazine for English speakers in this part of Italy gave us two pages; the local TV station gave us a half hour programme on the monastery, our life and the soldier collection, and the RAI, the BBC of Italy gave us a 5 minute slot on national TV.

We have an article coming out in Curioso, an Italian collectors magazine, and also Collezionare, again Italian. Toy Soldier and Model Figure is publishing soon, and Toy Soldier Collector will be soon after.

Regarding the Italian Properties and the guest house, about twenty articles are now starting to appear in the UK, and a couple are promised for Australian journals. The old film site Reelstreets, and the postcard site Cartolinetunstill are achieving good positions on the search engines.

When are you coming to Italy, Ryan Air offer flights from 50p! And even you can afford that.

Arrivederchi from Calzolaro

John Tunstill

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Military Miniature Magazine

I enjoyed perusing your website.

When preparing to revive Milihistriot, I was acquiring some of the older wargames materials that I had read many years ago. Among them is your book, Discovering Wargames.

I have recently acquired an old military miniatures magazine, Milihistriot (Military Miniature Collector.) Milihistriot last ran from 1959 to 1966. I have revived it with the january 2005 issue. Printing and format is pretty much the old fashioend way. We are at

Happy soldiering

T. Sheil, editor & publisher.