Saturday, 4 February 2012
False Alarm on e-bay
Minifigs S Range Jacobite Rebellion figures
Continuing the promised Jacobite Rebellion semi-theme, there was a brief flurry of excitement here at VW Towers last week when a lot appeared on e-bay claiming to be Lamming figures. The excitement was caused by their being Seven Years War figures - these are the mythical figures referred to by Stuart Reid in his Miniature Warfare articles - "I recommend Lamming for French troops and Elcho's lifeguard (Lamming British Horse Guard)" December 1970 and "Lamming have now stopped producing Seven Years' War figures" January 1972. I and several others (including Vintage 20mil) have been unable to locate any figures, pictures or listings of this range.
The eBay figures turned out to be Front Rank 25/28s so the mystery remains. If anyone has any further information, pictures, or even examples of these figures, I would be very glad to hear from you.
The accompanying pictures are of the Minifigs S Range for this conflict. These are very nice figures which came out in time for the second of Stuart Reid's articles refereed to above.