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Updated as of 10/10/019

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Toy Soldiers

1-46590 Alberini, Massino COLOR TREASURY OF MODEL SOLDIERS 9x12, 110 color illust highlight this quick look at both Toy Soldiers and Models. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1972 LONDON, CRESENT BOOKS
GOOD-hardcover ......$10.00

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1-2215801 Carlo Pozzi PAPER SOLDIERS: Volume 1 The paper soldiers printed in this first volume cover the years 1650 to the end of the 19th century, based on French, English, Irish and Italian subjects, through the Napoleonic period, French Navy, and even American Indians. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2019 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid September 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-2215802 Carlo Pozzi PAPER SOLDIERS: Volume 2 Covers from 1900 to the end of the WWII. Includes Italian uniforms and colonial troops from 1919 to 1938, Italian and USAF subjects of WWII, and some last plates of Italian navy in 1960. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2019 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid September 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-14580 Carman, W.Y. MODEL SOLDIERS (65) color plates of Toy Soldiers from many of the more known Companies. 1 vol, 80 pgs 1972 NY, WORLD PUBLISHING COMP
V.GOOD-dj ......$12.00

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2-14580 Carman, W.Y. MODEL SOLDIERS (65) color plates of Toy Soldiers from many of the more known Companies. 1 vol, 80 pgs 1973 LONDON, CHARLES LETTS LMD
GOOD-dj ......$12.00

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1-2215803 G Aimaretti PAPER SOLDIERS: Italian Uniforms of XVIII Century Covers the 18th century, especially the Savoyard army of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Uniformology research, not cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2019 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [English text] available mid September 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-2215804 G Aimaretti PAPER SOLDIERS: Byzantine Army AD 395-1453 Uniformology research, NOT cut out and use on a tabletop. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2019 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, available mid November 2019 ......$34.00 rct

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1-74451 Giuliani, Raymond et al 12-INCH ACTION FIGURES-Second World War 1st in a series on ACTION FIGS, covers SIDESHOW, 21st CENTURY TOYS, DRAGON series and BLUE BOX INTERNATIONAL, 60 pages of actual figs, conversion tips, assembly, and much more. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2004 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
NEW-softcover ......$20.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-87040 Greenhill, Peter & Venturi, Mario Creating Miniature Knights Co-written by Peter Greenhill & Mario Venturi with an Introduction by Federico Canaccini and a Foreward by Moira MacFarlane, the British Consul to Florence. The text is in English and Italian. Published by Scramasax, the book details the creation of miniature Knights as well as giving the reader an accurate historical background of the Hundred Years War. Full color pages of Heraldry displayed in the battles of Crecy and Poitiers help make this book an essential addition to a true collector's library.

The book is a 182 page, 12 x 8.5 inches full color hard back edition containing 150 color photographs, 25 color illustrations, 20 black and white illustrations, 3 battle plans and 290 colored shields of Arms 1 vol, 182 pgs 2005 UK, Scramasax
NEW-dj, CLEARNCE SALE 60% OFF -- Limited Number left ......$60.00 with a discount of 60% old

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1-31380 Harris, Henry COLLECTING MODEL(TOY) SOLDIERS Harris describes the building of his collection of Toy/Model soldiers, and in the telling of the tale provides an excellent guideline for all collectors b/w illust & drawings, index. 1 vol, 200 pgs 1969 LONDON, PATRICK STEPHENS
GOOD-dj, (1) copy available ......$8.00

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1-210460 Hicking, Allen TOY FORTS AND CASTLES: European-Made Toys of the 19th & 20th Centuries 11x8.5 inches. 348 pages. Contained within this authoritative text is the exciting history of the manufacture of toy forts and castles in western Europe throughout the turbulent nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Lavishly illustrated with 772 color images, this book provides detailed information on who made these castles, palaces, and fortresses, when, where, and how, and with what materials. The author focuses especially on manufacturers in Germany and Great Britain, but covers Denmark, Belgium, and France as well-and describes the fascinating story of the industry's rise and demise.

Company histories show how these manufacturers, often successive generations of families, dealt with the enormous economic and political obstacles of the times. Organized spreadsheets with serial numbers, dates, dimensions, and distinctive features of products will satisfy the curiosities of toy collectors, museum curators, archivists, antique dealers, architectural history buffs, and more. 1 vol, 348 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$60.00

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1-61620 Joplin, Norman TOY SOLDIERS 9x12, a collector's guide to identifying both newand vintage Toy Soldiers, full color, index. 1 vol, 80 pgs 1994 LONDON, COURAGE BOOKS
V.GOOD-dj ......$20.00

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1-22760 Nevins, Edward M. FORCES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, 1914 8.5x11, brief sketch of all the British & Colonial units, includes the badge worn in 1914, history of the unit, battle honors. Over 380 color photos of Toy Soldiers depict uniform detail. 1 vol, 288 pgs 1992 ARLINGTON, VANDAMERE PRES
NEW-dj ......$65.00

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1-67650 O'Brien, Richard COLLECTING FOREIGN-MADE TOY SOLDIERS 8.5x11, 8000+ listings with prices for 50+manufactures, 2500 b/w photos, 16 color pages. 1 vol, 496 pgs 1997 US, KRAUSE PUBLICATIONS
AS NEW-softcover ......$10.00

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1-19280 Opie, James COLLECTING TOY SOLDIERS 8x10, color & b/w illust, price guide, index. 1 vol, 144 pgs 1987 LONDON, WILLIAM COLLINS
V.GOOD-DJ ......$30.00

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1-198340 Opie, James COLLECTING TOY SOLDIERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY 7.5x10, 200+ color photos. 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. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-dj ......$50.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-213020 Opie, James BRITAINS TOY SOLDIERS: The History and Handbook 1893-2013 This is the first full-color history of the world-famous toy soldiers to chart the whole story of their development from Victorian table toy to 21st Century collectable. Prior to 1893 the family toy business of the Britain family was struggling as the toy industry was dominated by German manufacturers and importers. Then came the fateful decision first to import, then to design and manufacture, toy soldiers, an area the German firms were particularly strong in.

Britains Toy Soldiers were born and soon their boxes stamped with the slogan 'Best Quality English Make' were being eagerly opened by little boys across Britain and then around the world. The rest, as they say is history and it is all captured here by James Opie, the world's leading expert on the subject, as he lovingly traces the varying fortunes of arguably the most famous British toy company.

Illustrated with lavish color photographs, many of them featuring items from the author's own collection, the book includes feature sections such as collectors' favorites and prices, high-value and famous sets, artistic highlights, quirks and mysteries. It is without doubt the most authoritative book on the subject and will be welcomed by the thousands of devoted collectors world wide as well as many more with fond memories of childhood battles with these beautiful toys. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj available mid December 2016 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15% rc443

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1-64440 Pielin, Don & Joplin, Norman & Johnson, Verne AMERICAN DIMESTORE TOY SOLDIERS & FIGURES 11x9, 650+ color photso of multiple figs, priceguide from 1900-1960. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2000 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$60.00

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1-221560 Toiati, Luigi THE HISTORY OF TOY SOLDIERS Covers the fascinating evolution of the toy soldier from ancient times to the early 21st century. The author, as a sociologist with an interest in semiotics (the study of signs), offers truly original insights into why different types of toy soldiers were born in a given period and country, or why in a given size and material. Includes anecdotes, nostalgia, wit and his enduring passion for the subject plus 600 color photographs, many depicting the author's own collection. 1 vol, 640 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid October 2019 ......$60.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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