Collectors' Guide to Britains Model Soldiers - John RuddleWatford: Model & Allied Publications, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: “This is a comprehensive guide to the toy soldiers and figures made by the firm of W. Britain Ltd since 1894 and mainly covers the great period of output of lead figures made until the 1960s, after which the firm switched almost exclusively to plastics. The author is well-known to model soldier enthusiasts as Secretary of The British Model Soldier Society, and is himself a collector of long standing. In this book he sorts out the complexities of the immense output of the Britains firm and gives such information as dates of introduction, pieces per set, and re-issues, etc. With an Introduction by Roy Dilley, the President of the B. M. S. S., this book will be an essential guide to all collectors of the traditional “toy” soldier, now a growing pastime.”