My Wife came across these 110mm soldiers. They all bear the name Chas C Stadden. I remember when I was maybe 6 years old, watching my Grandfather sitting in his cottage nearby a canal somewhere in Scotland painting similar scale models. When I saw them I was therefore aware that somewhere there may be a good home for them. So here I am, by your web site. They are in reasonable condition, though showing some signs of being mistreated, some with bent or missing attachments too. However, I can imagine that with a little TLC and a good coat of suitable colours, they will be splendid examples of their heritage. Cana anyone suggest where they could find a good home? Garry
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When visiting Collect-Hit the other week I picked up a leaflet of the Le Musée du Jouet de Bruxelles and when going back for something else a week later I thought it would be good to go see it.
The museum is located in a beautiful 1900 family mansion and has toys from the 1830 to today. More than 30,000 items and as it seems increasing daily (donations of toys old and new were delivered by members of the public while I visited!). Toys are everywhere over three floors: in beautiful cabinets, on the walls, on the floor and whereever there is room!
1953 back garden wargames, rudimentary squares, charges
of light brigades, cotton wool explosions, all in 54mm Britains, Hanks,
Renvoise, Charbens and others. Many of my early soldiers I still have, and many
more I sold through my Soldier Shop in Lambeth, London, near the Imperial War
Photo, hundreds of figures, many home-cast WWII, in the
grass. With a few Timpo cowboys.