I hope everyone enjoyed the summer. We ended it by being in Gettysburg last weekend.
One of Steve Pyle’s displays for the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show.
We attended the second show in Gettysburg last Sunday. The crowd was lighter than the first one this year. But it was nice to see everyone. There were more collector’s selling things from their collections. Good deals were to be found. I was not really looking to make any major purchases, but I did…
Besides Steve Pyle’s creations, there were other collectors with their own painted figures.
There were different types of old painted metal toy soldiers. I have a few of the old painted metal Indians in my collection.But I really do not know too much the old metal miniatures.
There were some modern painted toy soldiers for sale also. One collector had a bunch of the John Jenkins figures for sale. With and without boxes.
There was a lot of boxes of loose toy soldiers available to pick through. Mainly plastic toy soldiers, but there were metal ones too.
One of the great things about the shows is seeing things that you rarely see or items on your wish list. You can also find them at good or fair price.
Joseph Saine had a bunch of the Barzso Playsets with him. I purchased one from him towards the end of the show. Besides that he had a lot of antique toys. You can check out his website over here, https://www.josephsaine.com/.
Here are a couple of pictures before the show started.
Collector Steve Pyle likes to paint and modify toy soldiers for the displays he creates. He makes a lot of the terrain pieces too.Steve was telling me that he is related to artist & author Howard Pyle.
There were bags of vintage Marx & original Barzso figures at good prices. Plus, some loose figures to pick through.
Here are some more of the old painted metal soldiers.
And more pictures of vintage plastic.
We end with my table, here are some pictures of my Warhorse Miniatures and some of the Russian made toy soldiers. We will now talk about some of the things I got at the show.
Here are some plastic Airfix WWII American and British toy soldiers that I picked up. I have a bunch of these that I have picked up over the years. There was one French Marx soldier painted in grey.They are 1/32 in scale. I purchased this lot for $10. The plastic WWII Airfix figures are some of my favorite toy soldiers in my collection.
I got some more Barzso Redcoats. Here is one compared to one of my Colonial Longhunters.
I picked up these two Marx Teepee. Here is one of the new Native figures I am working on.
I scratched another item off my wish list to join my collection. I purchased this Ron Barzso Daniel Boone Playset for $450. I will take some pictures of everything one day.
Next weekend We will be setting up as a vendor at the 1st New Bucyrus Toy Soldier Show. It takes place on Sunday September 10th, 2023.Show is 10am to 3pm. Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Inside the Fairgrounds Youth Building. Early Admission at 9AM $5, KIDS FREE w/ adult. There will be dealers from over 5 different states with a variety of toy soldiers, vintage toys and collectibles.
September 24th is the biggest toy soldier show in the world! Over 100 dealers from the USA, Canada, Belgium, France and the UK.
The show is at the Schaumburg Marriott, 50 N Martingale Rd Schaumburg, IL 60173. September 24, 2023 10AM-3PM. Admission $10.00, Kids 12 and under Free. Plus 3 days of room trading leading up to the show. Just walk right in the hotel and browse through peoples sleeping rooms and buy, trade and socialize. Free. Contact: Matt Murphy – Hobby Bunker, Inc. www.chicagotoysoldiershow.com firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 781 321-8855.