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PostSubject: My former GDR knights collection   Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:56 pm

Here is a other collection from my childhood, knights. I often played with this figurines

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bigger size VEB Plaho

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:19 pm

Great collection, Andreas  cheers 

It seems you looked well after them, even if you played with them Very Happy

There is nothing like the toys from one's childhood !
Thankyou for sharing these treasures with us  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:31 pm

Thank you Susanne  sunny sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:39 pm

Very nice knights. I like their horses
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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:25 pm

Nice collection.

Are they VEB Plaho? or Jean Hoefler? I know you said "GDR knights", but I thought they look like Hoefler style horses.

I have one of them - larger scale grey foot knight, standing with one hand on hip and other hand holding sword pointing down to ground.

I don't know if it reflected a real difference between English and German medieval warfare, but I've noticed one absence in your collection - archers, either long bows or cross bows. UK made toy knights sets usually included one or both.
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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:33 am

@Tiermann wrote:
Very nice knights. I like their horses

Thank you Tim:)

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:41 am

@DaveScriv wrote:
Nice collection.

Are they VEB Plaho? or Jean Hoefler? I know you said "GDR knights", but I thought they look like Hoefler style horses.

I have one of them - larger scale grey foot knight, standing with one hand on hip and other hand holding sword pointing down to ground.

I don't know if it reflected a real difference between English and German medieval warfare, but I've noticed one absence in your collection - archers, either long bows or cross bows. UK made toy knights sets usually included one or both.  

Thank you Dave. I dont know if they are VEB Plaho too, there was any more figurine makers ( especially for american natives and cowboys) more. The VEB Plaho animals comed always in a plastic bag. Also the bigger knights but without VEB Plaho paper. But they are not Jean Höfler figurines, that will i post later. I got my first (small) knights with 6 years as i begun my school life. But i dont know when they was released before.
You are right, i dont know a archer figure in this kind from Germany. But the famous long bows was a very special from the english medieval warriors i think.
I only have archers in the 1/72 scale.

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Fri May 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Hello Andreas,
big and impressive collection !
Without any doubt they are toy knights by Jean Hoefler, a West Germany company.
Here the web site:
http://wildwester.wi.ohost.de/figuren/jean.htm
In the past this site had a lot of pages, with pictures of the whole Hoefler' s production.
Now I can open only the presentation page. I do not know why.
You have an important middle age army. Now you need a castle and siege machines... By Jean Hoefler, of course...
Best regards
Stefano.
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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Fri May 02, 2014 1:25 pm

Luv the draft horse!  Shocked Those are fantastic Andreas sunny cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Fri May 02, 2014 4:19 pm

@bigboy wrote:
Hello Andreas,
big and impressive collection !
Without any doubt they are toy knights by Jean Hoefler, a West Germany company.
Here the web site:
http://wildwester.wi.ohost.de/figuren/jean.htm
In the past this site had a lot of pages, with pictures of the whole Hoefler' s production.
Now I can open only the presentation page. I do not know why.
You have an important middle age army. Now you need a castle and siege machines... By Jean Hoefler, of course...
Best regards
Stefano.

Thank you very much. I have a castle, handmade by my dad because in the former GDR you dont find a castle to buy.
But this are not Jean Hoefler , that are really GDR knights. Only similar.

My Jean Hoefler knights you can see here

http://sts-forum.forumieren.de/t12258-the-jean-hofler-knights-from-my-childhood-collection

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PostSubject: Re: My former GDR knights collection   Fri May 02, 2014 4:21 pm

jonesee wrote:
Luv the draft horse!  Shocked Those are fantastic Andreas sunny cheers 

Thank you Jonas sunny 

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