London, South Kensington
25 May 2004
Two boxed sets of Silbermann paper soldiers
eighteen Artilerie á cheval colour printed, backed and mounted on wooden strips, in original red and gold box, circa 1860 (slight creasing, box rubbed and taped); and a thirty-six similar Chasseurs á Pied, in original black and gold box (box worn and taped) (2)
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See Paper Soldiers, Edward Ryan, pub. Golden Age Editions, pages 28-32.
Gustave Adolphe Henri Silbermann from Strasbourg, was the first printer to popularize paper soldiers on a major scale.
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