2013 East Coast Toy Soldier Show Date, Sunday November 3, 2013

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Scouting and Toy Soldiers A Great Combination!

On Friday, October 21, I had the great honor to give a presentation on Toy Soldiers to Cub Scout Pack 2, Cedar Grove, NJ. Forty-five Cub Scouts, and their parents were in attendance.

The presentation consisted of two eight-foot tables, with toy soldiers on display from all era’s, including American Dimestores, [...]

New Toy Soldier to be Modeled After Prince Harry‎

Through out the years, famous people and personalities have always been used as models for toy soldiers. And now toy and train model company Hornby is using Prince Harry of England as a model for a toy soldier that will go on sale next year.
The company is using a famous image of the [...]

Use Common Sense When Buying Old Toy Soldiers On-Line

There is no shortage of Toy Soldiers being offered in on-line auctions, but buyers should acquire some wisdom before wading into on-line auctions’ murky waters. Wrong and inaccurate descriptions, the over-use of words “rare” and “scarce”, as well as repainted and restored figures being offered as mint condition original factory production, tend to [...]

No Comments »Filed under: BlogPosted on August 8th, 2011

New Jersey Art Foundry Demolished

Jersey City, June 24, 2011–New Jersey Art Foundry’s nondescript brick commercial building, where the toy soldier and toy vehicle molds for Barclay, Manoil and other American Dimestore makers were manufactured, was bulldozed and the land upon which it stood for over 70 years has been cleared.
For as long as I remember the [...]

Britains Limited 1935 Stock Certificate

A genuine Britains Limited stock certificate, issued 1935. This rarity would make a great conversation piece in any Britains collection. Its display possibilities are limited only to ones imagination. Yet, an original Britains stock certificate is much more than a striking conversation piece. It’s an historical document issued long ago
by the premier toy [...]

Tootsietoy Renault Tank

Tootsietoy’s diecast miniature toy version of the Renault tank first appeared in Tootsietoy’s 1931 catalog and was numbered #4647. It was described as being a: “Reproduction in miniature of the latest Caterpillar Tank from specifications furnished by the U.S.
Govt. War Dept.”
The Renault T-17 tank was developed during the later years of the first World War. [...]

Toy Soldiers Can Capture Big Rewards

It’s rare, in our electronic age, when a feature article about traditional old toy soldiers appears in print or online, so when we read the recent article, “Toy Soldiers Can Capture Big Rewards,” by Toby Waine, as it appears in The Daily Mail’s, Mail Online we wanted to share it with our readers. [...]

Royal Sussex Regimental Society to Exhibit at the East Coast Toy Soldier Show & Sale

With the realization that our show is more than strictly a  “toy soldier show”, it’s our mission to attract a vast and varied group of exhibitors to our show.
While this year’s show theme is “History Comes Alive with Toy Soldiers.” Nothing adds more to the historical military atmosphere of our show than reenactors.
Exhibiting for the [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Blog, Militaria, Toy Soldier Shows & EventsPosted on October 17th, 2009

Barclay’s Mystery No. 50 Ambulance

Mystery Unnumbered (unmarked) Ambulance
A collector friend of mine, Steve Sauchelli, ferrocollect@gmail.com, turned up what appears to be an unnumbered (unmarked) version of the Barclay large ambulance #50. Both ambulances are exactly the same size and share the same front grill, window, and side curtain details.

However, crosses on the unmarked version are inverted instead of embossed. [...]