Here's a very nice vintage toy soldier case I saw at an online auction. It was used by retailers to display Britains toy soldiers. I could relate to it as I remember a similar kind of case at my childhood toy store that was for matchbox cars. You could buy the neat little cars by number.
The description from the aution site:
This edition of Old Toy Soldier can be viewed on line for free here.
This is the kind of Matchbox case I remember at Jason's of Woodhaven (Queens, NY).