A recent transaction included a little brown box of metal figures.
I would have included a photograph of the little brown box here but didn't as it was a little bit shy!
The contents turned out to be a dozen Roman Praetorian Guards.
They are partly painted, probably in enamels given their age and would be heading for the stripping pot if I were to be keeping them for myself. I am concentrating on Greeks, Macedonians and hopefully Persians so they don't fit my selections, my budget and my timescale.
Would anyone like to have them? Free if you pay the postage. Donations to my Combat Stress charity fund are always welcome but not essential.
Researching the figures leads me to believe that they are made by Garrison and were made as early as 1972 going by a catalogue listing online. They might be a bit earlier.
They are listed as 20mm figures from the Roman period 60 AD. In fact they are 25mm from foot to eye as scale creep goes back as far as that.
RE2 Praetorian Centurion crested helmet and cloak
RE8a Praetorian Standard Bearer
RE4 Praetorian Guardsman half armour, pilum, shield, cloak and crested helmet
I will be at Vapnartak next weekend as well the little do in Prestonpans the week after if a direct hand to hand transfer is appropriate.