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PostSubject: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 9:35 am

Hi
Here we have 8 Guards (Grenadier, due to white plume) all dated 1.7.1901.
Made by Wm Britain. Have posted underside as well to show date etc. hope you like.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 9:41 am

Also some plastic Timpo Guards.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 9:45 am

A nice early group, although being 'square base' I think these examples are a little later than 1901.
Their 1901 copyright would have been for the first 'oval base' version, but would have continued as a slight change such as base shape didn't affect the actual soldier.

I love how all the early soldiers had moustaches painted on. Soldiers were required to grow a moustache (with allowances for young soldiers and the naturally not hairy who couldn't grow one) because a moustache was considered manly. I think this rule was dropped sometime during WW1.
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Hi. The painting of these early figures always impresses me.
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Does anyone else have similar photos to share?
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I'll do some over the coming days, & I'm sure there are a few other members who have some vintage non-animal figures.
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@DaveScriv wrote:
I'll do some over the coming days, & I'm sure there are a few other members who have some vintage non-animal figures.

That sounds fun ! I have very few, and not so old as those, but would love to show them Very Happy


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Also interesting :)

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Four hours later : See some of mine HERE

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptySun Apr 26, 2015 12:21 am

Hi. Some very nice figures.
I have picked out one of my favourite mounted soldier figures from my lot. The horse is amazing. What do you think?

https://2img.net/h/s5.postimg.cc/y34il0947/image.jpg

To roger, hope I got the size right. If not sorry. (What it's the best size?) regards Nick
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Yes, that's one on my wants list - the Britains 2nd grade Cossack.
As you saw in the Indians thread, I have quite a lot of Britains 2nd grade, mainly because they're usually cheap, and the range is quite large, but small enough that gathering a complete collection is a realistic possibility.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptyMon Apr 27, 2015 10:44 am

@Cscshop2013 wrote:
Does anyone else have similar photos to share?

'fraid mine go on my blog!

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PostSubject: Re: Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901   Britains Guards dated 1.7.1901 EmptyTue Apr 28, 2015 8:39 am

@smallscaleworld wrote:
@Cscshop2013 wrote:
Does anyone else have similar photos to share?

'fraid mine go on my blog!

While this is obviously the case for large numbers of photos Hugh, I hope you'll post the odd one or two here as well if it is particularly pertinent to a conversation.

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@DaveScriv wrote:
While this is obviously the case for large numbers of photos Hugh, I hope you'll post the odd one or two here as well if it is particularly pertinent to a conversation. D.

I will when I can, but like with these...I've thrashed plastic guards on the blog!!!

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