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
CREASENT COWBOYS & INDIANS 1950`s- early 1960`s
I had some of these in 1958,they cost 6 pence each,and I would buy 5 a week from the Toy Shop, out of my pocket money of Half a Crown, which was 2 Shillings & 6 Pence___ Sterling Silver, in old money in the UK. I was 9 years of age, and I earned every Penny of my pocket money doing chores.
Farm-Fresh 60mm toy figures,but it is a Dandy Time for a Beano Boy like me. I have lots of these in the Collection,but they are superior superb figures,and will be stripped of the paint.
I just adore collecting Creasent 1950`s toy figures. These will also be stripped of paint.
The famous Creasent, masked man has been to see `Doc Holiday', he was after all a Dentist!
The three Cowboys above together are quite rare,and now are in the BB Collection. These will clean up well and will look as if they came out of the mould yesterday rather than 65 years ago.
Thank you kindly for looking. BB