Excellent range of Britains Model Soldiers in our 20th July 2016 auction
7th July 2016
One of the oldest hollowcast model soldier manufacturing companies in the world William Britain began production in 1893. He perfected a new form of hollowcasting which reduced the metal content of the model and thus reduced the cost. This enabled Britains to compete and even outperform the German manufacturers who had largely dominated the market until that point.
Britains continued to produce metal model soldiers right up until the late 1950s when plastic figures became more popular.
Though the company has changed hands several time over the years and production is no longer based in the UK, Britains as a brand is ever popular with thousands of members of the Britains Collectors Club from all over the world.
Lots 376 to 400 in our 20th July auction offer range of Britains Soldiers lotted as both collections and as individual sets.
Highlights include this The Life Guards and 4th Hussars set No. 50, which is estimated at £150.
This Mounted Band of the Life Guards set No. 101 (1925 version), estimated at £250.
And this Pipe Band of the Black Watch set No. 2109, estimated at £150.
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By Jill Smith.
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