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|Subject: Britains earliest production lead soldiers Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:09 pm|| |
Here are some of Britains earliest production lead soldiers, British Infantry of the Line (i.e. normal infantry regiments), all made over a century ago. Now that's what I call 'vintage'!
This photo shows infantry kneeling, 1,2,3, & 4 being the first version made 1894-1909. Note small tab by front foot.
The 5th figure replaced it from 1910 onwards. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
This photo shows 7 marching figures, all on oval bases, which identifies them as very early production.
1 & 2 are men marching with their rifles on the wrong shoulder for the British army, a mistake by Britains Ltd, which they soon rectified. Made 1895-96 only.
3, bugler, made 1895-1910.
4, fifer and 5,6,7 marching with rifle on correct shoulder, all made 1896-1910
From 1911 onwards almost all Britains lead soldiers had rectangular bases. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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|Subject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:48 am|| |
Very rare stuff, thank you for showing :)
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|Subject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:13 am|| |
Incredible oldies Dave
I like old lead toy soldiers feeling, they looks so toyish and poetic that they really can't hurt someone
Just look at the head of the guy on the right... it's just fantastic
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