Monday, January 19, 2009

Further help...

Some trawling upon the web leads me to believe that there were toy soldiers sold in the 18th century. I would dearly like to find a picture of them - can any of you help?
many thanks
Alan
p.s any info re makers etc would be most interesting as I wish to use it in a storyline upon one of my blogs...
p.p.s thanks for book ideas - more to buy I fear!

6 comments:

David said...

Hi Alan,

I know some of the books of John G. Garratt cover the history of model soldiers - I have one or two somewhere, and they do have pictures of 18th century soldiers. I could probably get some scans and details to you by the weekend but until then I'm a bit busy, I'm afraid, to fig them out etc.. Perhaps someone else will be able to help in the meantime if you are in a hurry for information - if not, I'll send you some later. Post and let me know if you find what you need before then. Thanks.

David
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David said...

P.S. "Fig them out" was, of course, a slip of the finger for "dig them out"!

tradgardmastare said...

David
A most kind offer...
many thanks
Alan

David said...

Hi Alan,

I'm glad to help. In the meantime, these 3 links give a few useful hints about and names of manufacturers of 18th century figures which you may be able to chase up on the 'Net:

http://www.flatmodelsoldiers.com/Painting_Flat.html

http://www.soldierssoldiers.com/2006/02/history-of-tin-or-lead-soldiers-part-1.htm

http://www.faqs.org/childhood/Th-W/Toy-Soldiers-Tin-Soldiers.html

HTH

David.

David said...

P.S. Another link that gives some useful background information on the 18th century German toy soldier manufacturer Hilpert: http://www.skirmisher.com/minis-1.htm

David.

David said...

Hi Alan,

I'll need an email address for you so I can send the scans of the pages on 18th century toy soldiers. Can you post one either here (or on your blog) in the usual anti-spam format, please? (i.e. spaces between the parts of the email address and [at] rather than the @ symbol!)

Thanks.

David.