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    Re: More help with identification please

    The 2 Zouaves in picture #2 are from the French firm "Les Petits Soldats de France". The company was started by the famous French painter Madame Metayer. Focusing on the 1st Empire, the superbly...
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    Re: Spare parts for old Lucotte

    The unusual backpacks are definitely not Serb, those figures were given the "standard" Lucotte backpack.
    Russ
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    Re: Spare parts for old Lucotte

    The top 2 figures are WWI French, the separate head is that of an Italian Bersagliere. The bottom four figures could be several different nations involved in WWI.
    I'm not sure about the 2 elongated...
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    Re: Help Identifying these

    All four of your figures were produced by the French firm G.M, which are the initials of its founder Georges Munckle.
    The Chasseurs Alpin were made in only two positions, and your other two figures...
  5. Re: New James Opie Book on Britains Toy Soldiers

    My review of Mr.Opie's book will be in the next issue of Old Toy Soldier magazine.
    It is a definite "must have" for anyone interested in Britains. Great price on Amazon.
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    Re: Britain's Miniature Gardens

    Britains Garden series started in 1931 and ended in 1939. A total of 31 different sets were available. The most valuable pieces are flowers in original condition with their tissue envelope. ...
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    Re: Trip to France- toy soldier recommendations?

    I would recommend "La Boite de Soldats" owned by Francois Beaumont. The inventory is mostly old toy soldiers.
    You will see things in the shop you will not see elsewhere. Francois is a regular...
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    Re: Welsh Dragon Miniatures ??

    Welsh Dragon Miniatures was the creation of Chris and Michele Kynaston of Wales. The company was started in 1984.
    Sets usually consisted of four infantry and also of two mounted pieces. Their...
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    Re: Tobler ( give away )

    Lucotte catalogues are extremely rare.
    Anything in particular you are looking for?
    Russ
  10. Thread: Figure ID

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    Re: Figure ID

    The figure with the base marking is a Hinchcliffe figure.
    Russ
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    Re: December 2013 Bonham Auction

    Of the 117 Lucotte lots offered, 50 did not sell. There could be many reasons and factors that resulted in these 50 lots going unsold.
    The quality of the Lucotte sets was very good and this was...
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    Re: CBG Mignot after 1992

    I would like to provide some information regarding Edouard Pemzec and the Lucotte label.

    Lucotte was in production prior to M.Pemzec acquiring CBG Mignot and purchasing the rights to the Lucotte...
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    Thomas Tin Information

    I am searching for a catalog/pricelist of Thomas Tin soldiers produced by Tom Loback.
    Hopefully someone has one and will reply.
    Regards,
    Russ
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    Re: Help: CBG MIGNOT Diorama BOX #8 Napoleon

    Joe,

    Jack Carleton is the owner of "Le Petit Soldat".
    Russ
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    Re: Help: CBG MIGNOT Diorama BOX #8 Napoleon

    Hello Joe,

    This is boxed set of Mignot flats produced around the 1930's judging from the box cover.
    I would value this at $200-$350.
    Russ
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    Re: Racing Colours of Famous Owners

    Hello Alwyn,

    It was quite sometime ago, long before I began to write for OTS.
    Russ
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    Re: Starlux Makover

    Hello Valmy,

    Is the second book now published?
    I would be very interested in purchasing a copy.
    Thanks,
    Russ
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    Re: Identifying lead soldiers

    Hello,

    The figures with text are indeed Mignot. It appears that the previous owner placed the figures inside a picture frame with a cloth background as Mignot never sold
    their four figure packs...
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    Re: 54mm British Sailor ID required please.

    Definitely not CBG.
    Russ
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    Re: Josef Kober Toy Soldiers

    Does anyone know who possess Dan's molds? He did some work for me and I would like to
    contact whoever has the molds.
    Thanks,
    Russ
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    Re: Help Identifying three figures

    The motorcycle is indeed a GM piece. GM began production in 1924 as a toy manufacturer in Paris under the leadership of Georges Munckle. Early GM figures were typically 48-50mm and were produced in...
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    Re: Help identifying Manufacter ?

    They look like a line that Russel Gammage did for Rose Miniatures.
    Russ
  23. Re: Revised Regiments of All Nations in hard cover available

    Hello,

    I have just reviewed Mr. Wallis' revised edition of ROAN and highly recommend it. My complete review will appear in the next issue of Old Toy Soldier magazine.

    Russ
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    Christopher Mark

    I would appreciate any forum members that could provide contact information regarding Christopher Mark. Mr. Mark sold unpainted castings at the OTSN Show in the '80s.
    Any help would be deeply...
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    Re: Racing Colours of Famous Owners

    If you intend to begin a collections of "Racing Colours", I'd suggest Peter Kirk's outstanding booklet, "Racing Colours of Famous Owners 1925-1960". There are 12 color plates with the jockey's silks...
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