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Fri, Dec 13, 2019 7:00 PM UTC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

OTSA 52 DAY 1 THE ROB WILSON COLLECTION P1

OTSA 52 Day 1 The Rob Wilson Collection Part 1 will begin Friday, December 13th at 2pm Eastern. Rob Wilson, a frequent contributor to Old Toy Soldier Magazine and about to take over as its editor in 2020, has been collecting toy soldiers for over 60 years. Over that time he has amassed quite an army, estimated at over 80,000 figures at its peak! However all good things come to an end and Rob has decided it’s time to start thinning out and to give other collectors a chance to take custody of some of the treasures he has unearthed and accumulated over the past few decades. While all collectors vie with one another to take ownership of whatever happens to be the “apple of their eye” currently, this is inevitably only a temporary situation. Each collector has responsibility to look after the items they acquire before passing them on to the next generation. We can’t “take them with us”, although apparently Rob’s long suffering wife has threatened to melt down all the lead figures to make a coffin to carry him off in! To ensure at least some of his collection avoids that fate, they are being offered for sale by auction this December as Part 1 of his collection. The collection comes out in a quite focused fashion, concentrating on the lead hollowcast military figures in standard 54mm scale made by William Britain in London. However, this soon evolved over the years to include a much more eclectic range of figures. Manufacturers include Alymer, Ballada, Berdou, Britains, CBG Mignot, Charbens, Cherilea, Comet/ Brigadier, Corgi, Courtenay, Desfontaines, Elastolin, Greenwood and Ball, Herald, Jones, King and Country, Minikin, MDM, Pixyland, Reeves, SAE, Selwyn Courtenay, Solido, Swoppet, Timpo, Vanot, Vertunni, Warren and more! Ray and Bre will be live on Facebook/oldtoysoldier on Wednesday, December 11th at 7PM Eastern featuring lots from the auction and answering questions! To place bids contact us by phone 412-343-8733 or email! Happy Bidding :)
 
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