Thursday, October 26, 2006

A new toy and model soldier collectors' fair in Lancashire.

"Warriors North West" is a new fair for collectors of old and new, plastic and metal, toy and model soldiers.

It will take place at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, Lancashire (just off the M6) on Sunday 22nd April, 2007.

If you would like more details do not hesitate to telephone me on 01942 521670.

Soldier collectors in the North West have been poorly served since the demise of "Northern Militaire" over ten years ago now....I hope "Warriors North West" will fill some of that gap !

Yours faithfully,
George Kearton
(Author of "The Collectors' Guide to Plastic Toy Soldiers, 1947-87")

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Subscription to costs only £10.00, plus postage: subscription details, including offers of free prints, on site, and free lead soldiers, one 54mm lead alloy unpainted Soldiers’Soldiers casting, and on 54mm unpainted Stadden casting made for Just Soldiers…..DON’T MISS THIS OFFER!
Further details: - 0039 075 9302428

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Napoleon's uniforms

Just discovered the Jean and Raoul Brunon collection in the Empéri Museum in Salon de Provence.

Over 100,000 items from Napoleons campaigns and WW1. Virtually every uniform, badge, medal and hat!

They had a figurine and miniature lead, tin etc. soldiers supplier who recently died. Thought you might be interested!

Jeremy Nicklin

Friday, October 06, 2006


The Vanity Fair cartoons were published in England, mainly in the Victorian era, and are now sought after by collectors throughout the world.

Lesile Ward, Spy, the main artist published his own biography in 1915, “Forty Years of Spy”, and the cartoons in fact are often referred to as “Spy” cartoons, due to the prolific numbers produced by this artist.

The earliest listing, or catalogue, was published in 1976, this work; apart from the indices contained in the bound volumes of the prints was the first guide to the complete collection; and was a 36 page sale catalogue containing 69 categories, published by Vanity Fair Ltd of Cincinatti.

Paul Victorious compiled a listing of the Vanity Fair cartoons remaining in his collection and this was published in 1981 as the Vanity Fair Collection. It contains 36 pages, and divides the prints into some 50, rather arbitrary, categories. This listing has a variety of curiosities with regard to the placing of the subjects. A Mr Olman, and his two sons who bought Victorious’ collection are perhaps responsible for these anomalies. “Royalty” includes persons as prosaic as Kruger, the South African Boer War leader, “Oom Paul”, and the unfortunate French soldier Alfred Dreyfus is listed under “Politicians”, and M. de Gries, the Russian Ambassador is also so listed.

However, full marks to them for their efforts of listing, sorting, pricing and classification. Throughout the list N/S (not for sale) frequently appears, suggesting, even in 1981 that many prints were no longer available, or were in short supply.

In 1981 the Cincinatti Vanity Fair Company sold all the stock to Clive Burdon of London, and in 1982 a new tome was published, “In Vanity Fair”, authored by Matthews and Melini.

The collection of prints, some several hundred, that I have for sale, is being offered at a discount of 15% on any current established price that you can find from any other dealer, which includes the text. Send proof of a current offer and we’ll deduct 15% and pay the postage packing and registration/insurance. If the original offer doesn’t include the text our deduction will only be 10%. No prints will be sold without the accompanying text.

Send in your wants list, and an offer, if you can’t find the print listed elsewhere.

All the prints are in good to excellent condition unless otherwise stated, all come complete with original descriptive text, all will be rolled and securely packaged for despatch. Goods can be inspected by appointment.

John Tunstill 0039 075 930 2428

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Subscribe to Soldiers’Soldiers Site!

Subscription details, including offers of free prints, on site, and free lead soldiers, one 54mm lead alloy unpainted Soldiers’Soldiers casting, and on 54mm unpainted Stadden casting made for Just Soldiers… offer you really shouldn’t miss.

ONLY £10.00 , plus postage. If you don’t want the soldiers or the prints, then just £10.00 gets you access to the site and contents for a whole year.

More than 300 military prints of Victorian British Army uniforms scanned at high resolution and available for your delectation taken from the following sources:

Armies of India, Bands of the British Army, His Majesty’s Territorial Army, Illustrated Histories of the Scottish Regiments Book N° 1, 1st battalion, The Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, 42nd Foot, Book N°2, 2nd Dragoons, Royal Scots Greys, Book N° 3, Queens own Cameron Highlanders, 79th Foot, Life in the Army, Our Armies, Soldiers of the King.

More than 100 Britain’s figures now for sale, from a collection of more than 3000 pieces gradually being photographed and which will be offered for sale to subscribers during the next 12 months or so.

Each subscriber will receive:
A 54mm hand-painted lead-alloy Soldiers’Soldiers figure…..and
A 54mm lead-alloy Stadden figure, made for “Just Soldiers”


Two different A4, or four different A5, military prints originally produced for the Tradition magazine in the 1970’s.

Postage is extra for both offers Soldiers.

For info and details