Over the years I have seen some of Gary Dutko’s fantastic custom work on eBay. Gary lives in Gettysburg, PA. I met him at the last toy soldier show in Gettysburg. He is now retired and NOT making any new customs. He is still selling the ones he has made over the years.
Unfortunately. he is at a moment when I guess all of us collectors will be at one time in our lives. He is starting to sell off his collection. Due to recent family deaths, he wants to sell off his collection. He is looking for Dealer or Collector to buy his whole collection.
You can see some of his items for sale on eBay at dutkotoys. Maybe he has something that you are looking for that is not shown right now, so send him a message.
I think most of his conversion figures are of Conte and TSSD.
The recent and unexpected death of my brother (he was only ill for 5 weeks) on Nov 12, 2017 and now the sudden death of my brother-in-law (my sister’s husband) on Feb 10, 2018 has reinforced my need to liquidate my 30 year collection as quickly as possible. I am currently looking to find a major toy soldier dealer who will buy my entire collection. However in the meantime I decided to list some of my personal custom conversion figures in larger lots (these WILL NOT be sold individually). But for now all single figure auctions will continue until further notice. So if you see something you like I suggest you buy it now! Many thanks for all your support since I started selling on eBay in 1999. Best Regards, Gary
Since I am now RETIRED from the toy soldier hobby I decided to sell off a majority of my buildings, accessories, stock figures and custom converted figures that I had in my personal collection for a number of years.