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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

T is for That There Interweb Thing

A return to our irregular round-up of Toy Soldier related 'stuff' on the Internet...

Knitted Toy Soldier

Life-sized Card Toy Soldier

Personalised Toy Soldier Mug

Toy soldiers in art from 1876, I can see French Zouaves and Cuirassiers? (Lucotte/Mignot?)

Antonio Mancini - Boy with Toy Soldiers

For hollow-cast fans; auction news of a major collection coming-up for sale next weekend in the States;

OTSA - present the James A. Henderson collection

British Pathe visits Peter Cushing with his model soldier collection...

Peter Cushing and his Toy Soldiers


Ed and Bettina Berg said...

Hugh, as ever I'm playing catch-up and finally caught this post. Love the old Pathe' films to begin with but this was fascinating (to me) for two reasons. I never knew Cushing was an avid collector nor had I ever heard of H.G. wells 'Little Wars' book. I gotta get on the ball LOL


Hugh Walter said...

Hey there Ed...Little Wars has been reprinted a few times over the years so should be easy to track down on Amazon, and your fellow American; Paul Stadinger (Stads list) - was one of the dealers who got hold of some of the Cushing collection, but that was way back '95/96! I think I got some Merten or Preiser from it, off him, but the provenance was ummm 'hearsay'!