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arthur181515 Apr 2017 1:25 a.m. PST

I work as a volunteer in the local Cats Protection charity shop. Yesterday, amongst the donations were some traditional style, but modern, painted toy soldiers in mint condition, in their original boxes:

HM Pomp & Cicumstance Miniatures, one each of Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Welsh Guards and Irish Guards.

VC Miniatures, Gibraltar Regiment, one each of Port Sergeant in full dress, Drummer in full dress and Ape Keeper in fatigues holding some Barbary Apes.

I have tried to find the manufacturers on the internet, but without success.

I would be grateful for any information any member can provide about the makers, the figures and their value, or advice on selling them – I don't imagine there will be much interest in Morden from casual shoppers.

arthur181515 Apr 2017 1:25 a.m. PST


Black Hat Miniatures15 Apr 2017 3:41 a.m. PST


VC miniatures are named after Vince and Carolyn Thorne who started the company in 1987 in Bridgend. They produced mostly Victorian subjects.

They did produce a range of 10 sets limited to 50 each which covered national costumes and the Gibraltar set might be one of these.

VC Miniatures sets went to Fleaurbaix toy soldiers in Australia but the owner died back in 2012 and I don't think that his sons have since done anything with the company although the website is still active.

I can't find a reference to HM pomp and circumstance unless they are Heritage Models and Pomp and Circumstance is the range?

The Gibraltar set might be worth money I would try the treefrog treasures forum or an auction house such as Vectis.


arthur181515 Apr 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

Thanks Mike, that's very helpful.

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