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Old Toy Soldier Auctions Offers Antique and Vintage soldiers on May 21-22

Old Toy Soldier Auctions will offer for sale the late Don Darnieder’s collection of important antique and vintage soldiers on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2011.

The auction comprising more than 1,500 lots will also feature part II of the late Fred Wehr’s collection and other select properties. Internet live bidding will be provided by

Don Darnieder was from Milwaukee. It was there that his collection first put down roots, in a small upper room of the bungalow in which he and his wife lived. The Darnieders referred to the hideaway as Don’s “attic empire,” and over the years it certainly grew both in quantity and quality to live to that regal monicker.

Don came from a military family – his father and brothers served in World Wars I and II, respectively – so soldiers are in his blood. The studious and thorough way in which Don assembled his collection serves as a model for today’s collectors, who won’t want to miss bidding in this exciting auction.

Highlights of the sale include:

Britains Picture Pack counter display, circa 1954-59

Timpo Hopalong Cassidy set

Timpo Tiger Hunt set

20 different Johillco sets made for Midwest British Importers

First version of Britains #119 Gloucestershire, circa 1900

Bill Hocker contemporary sets

Very rare Karl Scheller (Germany) German Gun Team set, 35mm scale, circa 1910

Taylor & Barrett Chimpanzee Tea Party

Approx. 20 Lou Steinberg dime store conversions

Large selection of Hawker, including Bengal Horse Artillery, 1 of 29

Edmunds Civil War figures

Marlborough Dehli Durbar Indian regiments

Retired King & Country

Also: Pre- and Postwar Britains, Mignot sets, Comet and Eriksson/Authenticast, Trophy sets

For more information, call Ray Haradin at 412-343-8733 (tollfree: 800-349-8009) or e-mail [email protected]. Visit Old Toy Soldier Auctions’ website at

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at

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