Picked up these toy soldiers last weekend from the West 25th Street Flea Market. The arms are movable and allow the soldier to lift the bugle to his mouth. I haven't been able to find the manufacturer. It might be Britains. Anyone have any idea?
Photos by Tom Casesa
|Notice the movable arms that lift the bugle to the soldier's lips.|
March 1 Update. I wrote to specialist Jim Hillestad of The Toy Soldier Museum, who was kind enough to identify these for me. They are from a 12 piece set made by W. Britains, called Line Infantry Band Review Order (set # 27). They were made between 1946 and 1955.
I found a full set in nice condition on an Dakota Paul, who sell antiques. Here are some photos from the listing (which inclues the original box).