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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

S is for Sacul (I think!)

After what I think is a pretty thorough Googling I have failed to find these either as plastics or metals, so while I am pretty sure these are the Sacul guardsmen made from their own hollow-cast moulds; I stand to be corrected.

Quite rare and found in various colours (under the paint), often the flecked or marbled effect of mixed granules. I'm further guessing this is not a full sample, surely a bass-drum is a must - for starters! That's it really - bit of a lazy post, a while since we've had one of those, but it gets them on Google...until someone tells me they're something else!!

4 comments:

M-7 said...

Hi, I'm unfamiiar with Sacul. Where were they from and when did they come out?
Thanks.

Maverick Collecting said...

Hi M-7, Sacul were 0ne of the old British hollow-cast manufacturers in the 'minor make' vein, probably most well known for their tv/movie-matinee related characters and novelties, but they also had a reasonable range of generic 'Toy Soldiers' with colonial Highlanders (put one on the blog a few weeks back), Knights, Guardsmen etc...

Like a few of those old British companies they tried the moulds with plastic in the 50's and these guardsmen (if they are Sacul) are the result of those experiments, they also produced some plastic mounted knights with swivel-arms and plug in shields etc...

Joplin's big yellow book is probably the best source for information on Sacul's metal era.

H

M-7 said...

Thanks!

Maverick Collecting said...

Pleasure - H