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

Our next show is on for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Please note that we will no longer be posting on this web site, using this domain name. Please visit our new site: www.eastcoasttoysoldiershow.com, by clicking the following highlighted text EAST COAST TOY SOLDIER SHOW.

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 [...]

New Toy Soldier Show Web Site by the Marx-Man

Check out a great new web site set up by our friend John Stengle, The Marx-Man. It’s devoted to the promotion of toy soldier shows and aptly named www.toysoldierpromo.com Click this highlighted text to learn more.

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 [...]

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. [...]

Toy Soldiers and More at the East Coast Toy Soldier Show & Sale, Sunday November 1st.

Here’s a snapshot taken at one of our recent past shows. Although it shows a very small portion of the show,  we hope it will help coax those who’ve never attended the East Coast Toy Soldier Show to visit the show this coming November 1st.

No Comments »Filed under: Announcements, Blog, Toy Soldier Shows & EventsPosted on September 27th, 2009

The Toy Soldier Museum’s Fall Open House

Every spring and fall, Jim Hillestad’s Toy Soldier Museum hosts an Open House with good food, entertainment, and great sales on toy soldiers.  You’re invited!
Next Open House & Cellar Sale, Saturday, October 31.  The day before the East Coast Toy Soldier Show & Sale — make a weekend of it!  Special guests for the fall [...]

Daniel Morgan’s Rifle Company & John Lamb’s Artillery Company To Participate at The East Coast Toy Soldier Show

Daniel Morgan’s Rifle Company and John Lamb’s Artillery Company are modern reincarnations of units which fought as members of the Continental Army during the American War for Independence.
The two companies are member units of the Brigade of the American Revolution and of the Continental Line and the artillery company is a member of the British [...]

No Comments »Filed under: AnnouncementsPosted on September 18th, 2009

Bill Imrie, Founder of Imrie/Risley Military Miniatures, dies

William “Bill” Ferguson Imrie, founder of Imrie/Risley Miniatures in Ballston Spa, New York and an important influence on the development of the military miniatures hobby, died on May 5, 2008, of natural causes, he was 77.
Bill was not just an important part of the military miniatures hobby in this country; he was its founding father. [...]

No Comments »Filed under: AnnouncementsPosted on June 29th, 2008