Monday, February 27, 2006

Soldiers’ Soldiers



John Tunstill is delighted to announce his Second Annual Toy Soldier Convention and Collector’s Meeting.

John now lives in Umbria, central Italy, where he moved to from London, Lambeth where he ran the Soldier Shop near the Imperial War Museum. The stock from the shop was in store for ten years until his private collection was inaugurated a year ago at La Preghiera Country House, in Calzolaro, near Umbertide and Città di Castello in the province of Perugia, central Italy.
Some of you may remember John as the creator of the Soldiers’ Soldiers range of lead toy soldiers, which he manufactured in the 1970’s to complement 54mm Britain’s collections, or as the Manager of Tradition in Piccadilly, London, he was also the author of Discovering Wargames and The World of Toy Soldiers, and for many years edited the Magazines Tradition and Miniature Warfare.

Exhibitors’ spaces for the Convention will be available free of cost, and located on the ground floor of La Preghiera Monastery, in the Display room, on the loggias (covered areas), in the grounds of La Preghiera Estate, and the Oratorio.
If weather conditions are inclement, exhibitors are invited to use the public rooms of the Monastery.

Exhibitors who are guests at La Preghiera Country House are also invited to exhibit out of hours, during the entire weekend.

La Preghiera Country House is offering a special weekend promotion for visitors and exhibitors, 1 night accommodation in a shared twin or double room, copious breakfast and light lunch for only 95 Euro per person. Two nights also available.

La Preghiera Country House is situated in the village of Calzolaro, in the Upper Tiber valley, between Città di Castello and Umbertide, close to the E45 highway (exit Promano), and 90 minutes drive from Rome, Firenze, Bologna, Forli and Ancona all of which have international airports.
The nearest railway stations are Terontola-Cortona and Perugia San Giovanni.

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