Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Lead Soldiers Haul



I am well aware that Blog posts this month have been slow.....

I have been working on a couple of commissions and finishing off a number of magazine articles for publication later this year. But this week we have had visitors. My Brother and Sister-in-Law were up from South Wales visiting Sue and her mother. As well as bringing fresh Welsh cakes and faggots from Swansea market, I received this margarine box of toy soldiers or 40mm lead soldiers. I would suggest that they are new models from traditional moulds cast in lead. Possibly Prince August.

It's quite a haul.....


They are definitely lead. Bob found them while attending an auction.


A dozen mounted Hussars.


50 advancing infantry.


50 kneeling riflemen.


5 Flag wielders or banner carriers.


18 marching drummers.


12 Trumpet or buglers.


And 6 cannon.

I'm not sure what I'll be doing with this load of old lead - over 150 models but will keep you informed should there be any developments.

Thank you Bob and Anna.

Tony

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