Frank Kelley wrote: I'm still undecided, have any forum members been able to find anything good for their collections in recent years at this fair, I certainly have not, I hate returning emptyhanded after what always seems an ever increasing outlay.
Know what you mean Frank going looking on a tip but last night I got a call from a friend who was at an estate sale yesterday and told me that there were some lead soldiers there as he knew I liked them..... Some lead soldiers..... I just spent over $700 (nearly 60 boxes) on a brand new boxed, un-opened collection of Britain's..... At last found something......
You have to give it a try.....
Military Historical Society
I do like to "give it a try" but, it cost's an awful amount of money these days, the capital is expensive, I just feel most aggrieved to return home with bugger all.
What are you going to do with all those soldiers, at least they will be proper (old) examples, actually made in Britain, quite a lot to ask these days, sadly!
The pair to Captain F Whitworth-Jones on offer at Baldwin's.
Picture courtesy of Baldwin's
We last saw this pair in 2014 when they were sold by Dreweatts.
QSA (1) CC (Capt: F. W. Jones. S.A.M.I.F.), KSA (2) (Capt: W. F. [sic] Jones. S.A.M.I.F.). Officially impressed.
Frederick Whitworth Jones was born on the 9th of October 1867, the first son of Henry Whitworth-Jones, a notable Opera Singer (1817-1891) and contemporary of Charles Dickens. He attended Radley College, and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry on the 28th of January 1888, but having reached Lieutenant, he then transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry again as Second Lieutenant on the 21st December, 1889.
By the time of the Boer War he was serving with the South African Mounted Irregular Force, and is reported as having been involved with the railways there. His regular address is mentioned in the London Gazette as also being at Brook House, Pulham St Mary Diss, Norfolk, noted in respect to the death of his mother Maria Whitworth Jones at this residence, in July 1905. He died on the 27th of June, 1935, at The Hatch, Seend, Wiltshire.