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BCamaro Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

I'm working on an estate and have this selection of 54s.

One has an instruction leaflet.

There are five shiny models with no markings on the bases. The five below have numbers in the 500's, 516 for the guard, 522 for the Officer, T 523/528 for the Shako trooper, T 519 for the German infantry, and 520 for the cavalry. The ones on the bottom row have no markings.

Photos as follows:

Any ideas? Thanks


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

They're Tradition, aren't they ?


BCamaro Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Well, they don't match with the present numbering scheme or the 1979 catalog I found. I'll look for old catalogs, though.


phssthpok12 Jan 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

The leaflet goes to the Bussler Sp110 Rommel but that is not the figure I have in stock for Sp110, it wears an overcoat. The Sp range were a joint venture with another producer, as I understand or maybe that is an older version. None of the other figs match with the Bussler range that I have.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

You're right – the Rommel is different.


Must be someone else frown

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

That first picture is a Bussler base. I have all the old Bussler catalogs from the beginning. I have some of Doc Bussler's wax originals and I know that base.

Doc sold many other figures lines early on. Schied is one.

I'll take a look through the early catalogs later on.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 8:20 p.m. PST

Some of them remind me of Russell Gammage's old Rose line of 54mm miniatures. And he also used a square base with rounded corners.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 9:59 p.m. PST

Rose is what I was thinking for some of the figures.

Think you have a mixed bag there….

BCamaro Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 5:46 p.m. PST

Wow, a member of TreefrogTreasures forum just ID'd the top and bottom row as Sea Sailor figures from the 1960s, or at least recasts. Looks right when I compare to pics on completed EBay listings. In any case, though people might want to know.

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