Partly sunny and unseasonably cool
I have to clarify one thing. The items below are collector's models and not toys. These are marvellous collectables that have recorded many of Great Britain's and the world's historic armies, marching bands, and special groups (e.g. fire-fighting). Before any of these items are ever manufactured, special artists from the manufacturer research to ensure accuracy of detail and proportions.
If you read the description by James, you will know that the drum set on the above horse
are not the correct matching ones!
The listing below has to by my favourite.
It's the original set of moulds from 1917 from Britains, the famous toy soldier company.
These fascinating toys have been manufactured fora long time, and some companies are still in existence. I like the set above, because it's more current, and "easy" for me to understand and visualize. It reminds me of the suffering of WWII of the London Blitz, when firemen braved the fires to put out fires and save people. I've seen those fils over and over again since I like history,and you never really get over those horrific times.
One of the fine features of many auctioneers is the ability to enlarge. I decided to select the
truck and ladder above to illustrate this feature from Bonhams. You can see 2 selections below and the detail that you can see in this enlargement mode.