40mm Elastolin Mounted Norman
Britain’s 15th Century Swoppet Knights
These wonderful figures have been well covered by a number of other sites so I’m not going to offer up a history of the figures because I cannot do it better than those who are so passionate about them ( I do have a few in my collection ). Suffice to say they remain one of the greatest toy soldier series in plastic ever produced and remain highly collectable but not out of the reach of the average collector.
Ebay remains the best place to pick them up although you may well come across them at collectors fairs or auctions especially if you are seeking boxed and complete models.
For more information on these figures I strongly recommend Steve Burns comprehensive web study of the figures and many related areas. http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/goldkeep/Swoppets/index.htm
Here’s some of the figures I have found and sold over the last few years . The Yellow lance is a scarce variant and as far as I know is not a copy .
Britains Wonderful Swoppet Knights . From 1960.
and about time too !!!
TIMPO- Doctor Thaddeus TRIPP. Patent Medicines!!
Dr Tripp, also known as the TrainGuard …perhaps a little worse for wear . There are two versions of this popular Timpo figure , this common one with black tie and a scarcer one with a white tie and white shirt.
Have yet to see one with a black shirt and white tie … but you never know !
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