A specialist auction dedicated to lead, plastic and other figures.
Viewing will still be appointment only please!
The Peter Cowan Reference Collection and other properties.
The Peter Cowan collection includes pieces by most of the major German makers, Noris (Gebruder Heinrich), Heyde, Krause, Haffner and Heinrichsen. Highlights are sets of Noris boxed 60mm City Imperial Volunteers in superb condition, a similar sized marching Prussian Army band, a boxed West Indian Regiment Band, mounted Boer War and WW1 Personality figures, and a few of the largest size figures produced in Germany .
Peter had a long term association with the Britains company, and that is represented here by some original wax masters of the Selwyn Smith / Otto Gottstein Knights (later the Britains Knights of Agincourt range), and a Salesman’s Sample set of Cowboys and Indians. Peter’s interest in knights and heraldry is reflected in a small collection of knights by Courtenay, Selwyn Smith and Britains, and a comprehensive selection of the plastic knights shown in his book ‘Toy Knights: The Other 100 Years War’.
Included in the other properties are a large selection of Lineol and Elastolin military and Wild West figures, some Hausser Elastolin sets including 1/742/748 wheeled anti-aircraft gun being pulled by searchlight lorry, 13550/1 wooden Pontoon Bridge and a boxed set 788/2 MG. auf Zwillingssockel mit Protze bespannt m. 2 Pferden. Along with a Heyde Biga there are Heyde soldiers and sailors, early British lead, and a comprehensive collection of Britains lead soldiers and farm figures.