Collecting Toy Soldiers in the 21st Century

Overview

This serves as an update of the author's successful Collecting Toy Soldiers (Collins, 1987; pbk edition, New Cavendish, 1991). In it James Opie gives the collector the benefit of thirty years experience as the world's leading authority on traditional toy soldiers (as opposed to model soldiers used in wargaming etc) and a lifetime as a collector himself.

The book combines authoritative advice on all aspects of collecting, including price trends and pitfalls to avoid when buying ...

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Overview

This serves as an update of the author's successful Collecting Toy Soldiers (Collins, 1987; pbk edition, New Cavendish, 1991). In it James Opie gives the collector the benefit of thirty years experience as the world's leading authority on traditional toy soldiers (as opposed to model soldiers used in wargaming etc) and a lifetime as a collector himself.

The book combines authoritative advice on all aspects of collecting, including price trends and pitfalls to avoid when buying or selling at auction, with informative and often-amusing anecdotes from James' own experiences. This is a completely new book, so even those many who bought the first one should welcome its appearance, as should anyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby.

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Toy Soldier and Model Figure Magazine
This is the best Toy Soldier book I have ever seen. It has wonderful photos and showcases companies I have never heard of, but whose figures I would like to acquire. Opie provides sound advice as to how to build up a collection and his book allows a reader to revisit childhood friends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848843738
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 527,660
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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