Marked W Germany on bases
JEAN HOEFFLER SILVER KNIGHTS
An impossible arm and shield pose, but this fully armoured fellow along with the rest are classic toy figures and not models.However it is quite a mistake for the sculptor to have made. I acquired some of these nearly two years ago, and as vintage originals from that period they are on the rare list. The figure above means that a complete whole set is in the toy collection now, along with quite a few second poses. Re-cast sets produced under licence can be bought in the U S A, but with high shipping rates in rigid place are very expensive.
A few have paintwork upon them, which is quite common as they were sold with that view in mind. So the children had even more fun with the paint of that far off day.
Many of the weapons mainly lancers were intentionally made rather quirky short,and so should not be considered as broken toys. On the underside of their bases is W GERMANY, which helped date these figures.All in all,these are a welcome addition to my toy collection.
BRITAINS GREEKS & TROGINS early 1970`s
BRITAINS ALEXANDER IS CLEAR AS A BELL EVEN THOUGH HE EXISTED LONG AFTER TROY WAS DESTROYED.
The superb archers from this set is a classic toy pose I adore. The embossed shields bear no resemblance to historical shield of antiquity, which is fine for toys and that point is always made for the benefit of button counters.
Made from the same moulds as BRITAIN & HERALD moulds of 1958 but with a push on base.
I have already a Collection of the 1958 period toys,but a few days ago bought this entire toy collection on E Bay. So this is a great edition indeed. I hope you like them BB
TIMPO French Foreign Legion
Maker Unknown Made in China Pirates 54mm