London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
Britains last hollow-cast toy soldiers
Set 2182 Fort Henry Guard Pioneer, in original picture pack box, 1959 (VG, box E), Set 2159 Fort Henry Guard and Sentry box, in original box, 1959 (E, sentry box G, box VG), pipers of the Black Watch and Gordons and two Middlesex Regiment (G); and a reproduction Fort Henry Pioneer 8823 created as a diecast model by Britains for their centenary, 1993 (M) (8)
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Set 2182 was the last new hollow-cast casting made by Britains in the sixty-seven years of hollow-cast mould making. Sets 2182 and 2159 never appeared in any Britains catalogue.
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