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PostSubject: Britains earliest production lead soldiers   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:09 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.

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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.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:45 pm

Gosh ! THAT is rarities affraid

They are gorgeous !!! SO charming and fine and lovely bounce Applause Applause

Thankyou for sharing, Dave flower flower flower

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PostSubject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:35 pm

That's centenary! Shocked To old to be vintage once I think th word is from vingt age that means 20 years. Laughing
It is very interesting to see that the company was able of rectinfying an important mistake, to make mistakes is not a tragedy but to keep them after being aware of it is. Thanks for sharing, that's really interesting! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers   Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:48 pm

Very rare stuff, thank you for showing :)

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PostSubject: Re: Britains earliest production lead soldiers   Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:13 am

Incredible oldies Dave Shocked

I like old lead toy soldiers feeling, they looks so toyish and poetic that they really can't hurt someone Very Happy
Just look at the head of the guy on the right... it's just fantastic Very Happy

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