BRITIANS AMERICAN WILD WEST HERALD TOY SOLDIERS AND FIGURES FOR SALE
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AMERICAN WILD WEST HERALD PLASTIC BASE FIGURES AND ITEMS
Peter Coles fine book on Herald/Britains tells how the Cowboy and Indian swoppets were put on several different horses. Of course these figures were made of many small parts which can be missing today.
Mtd = horse is there.
NO SWOPPETS IN STOCK
Numbers and production dates are from Peter Coles book (see above). Plastic figures were made beginning in 1953. In order to get the paint to adhere a plastic mix was used that included up to 30% chalk. These early figures can now be quite brittle. In 1965 the Herald line of figures had their production moved to Britain's Hong Kong factory. In 1968 new plug on bases were put into production. The Hong Kong factory shut down in 1976.
5.00 23 Indian w/ tomahawk and shield, Made in Hong Kong, solid base, (65-68; 1).
NONE 24 Indian standing shooting rifle, Made in England. (53-65)
5.00 25 Indian Chief kneeling shooting bow, Made in Hong Kong, solid base, (65-68). (3)
5.00 25 Indian Chief kneeling shooting bow, Made in Hong Kong, plug on base, (68-76); 5 yellow breech clout, 2 blue breechclout.
6.00 26 Indian Chief holding rifle, pointing, Made in England, (1953-65).(2)
5.00 26 Indian Chief holding rifle, pointing, Made in Hong Kong, (1965-67). (5)
7.00 31 Cowboy throwing lasso, made in England, (53-68).(NONE), (3.00 REAR HAND BROKEN FROM ARM; 1)
7.00 31 Cowboy throwing lasso, Made in Hong Kong, solid base.(1965-68).(NONE)
6.00 31 Cowboy throwing lasso, Made in Hong Kong, plug base, (1968-1976); 1 blue & orange, 2 red & blue, 1 blue & yellow, 2 tan & blue.
7.00 32 Cowboy kneeling shooting rifle, Made in England, (1954-65). (NONE)
6.00 32 Cowboy kneeling shooting rifle, Made in Hong Kong, solid base, (1965-68).(NONE)
6.00 33 Cowboy clubbing, HK, solid base.(NONE)
5.00 34 Cowboy looking forward with 2 pistols, Made in Hong Kong, (65-68), solid base; 2 gray outfit.
5.00 34 Cowboy looking forward with 2 pistols, Made in Hong Kong plug base, (68-76); 2 gray outfit, 1 white outfit.
First made in in 1954, the mold was moved to Hong Kong, and then in 1976 back to England for the final two years of production. These figures never had plug bases. These figures were usually sold as a set with a tepee, totem pole and campfire.
5.00 38 Indian Chief sitting with tomahawk, Made in Hong Kong, (1965-1976).(none)
5.00 39 Indian Woman w/ baby, Hong Kong; NONE.
5.00 40 Indian Chief standing with folded arms, Made in England. (1)
5.00 40 Indian Chief standing with folded arms, Made in Hong Kong.(1965-76). (6)
8.00 Teepee, SP, Made in England, factory painted.(NONE)
5.00 Teepee, Made in Hong Kong. (1)
6.00 Totem Pole, Made in England.(6)
NONE IN STOCK - Totem Pole, New style hollow with no back, Made in Hong Kong for britains, Hard Plastic.
4.00 Campfire, made in England. (1)
8.00 Hong Kong copy lot.
In 1966 two more foot Cowboys and two foot Indians were added to the range. There were now six different poses in each set which seems to be the standard Britains aimed for in their series of foot figures. The Indian crawling is not marked as being made by Britains which may be why it is so seldom seen (as perhaps people didn't realize it was a Britains figure). The arm with the knife swivels. These figures were only produced in Hong Kong.
6.00 420 Indian Chief w/ feather lance & shield, Made in Honk Kong, plug base,(68-76); 2 blue pants, 4 orange pants, 1 red pants.
8.00 421 Indian crawling with knife.(3)
6.00 422 Cowboy shooting rifle, outfit color; 1 yellow, 5 blue., 1 orange
6.00 423 Cowboy crouching sideways w/ 2 pistols, Made in Hong Kong,diff color clothing, plug base,(66-76); 6 blue with yellow vest, 2 blue with light blue vest, 2 blue green with green vest, 4 brown with tan vest, 3 tan with red vest.
In 1967 Two of the original Indians #24 Standing shooting rifle, and #26 Chief with rifle pointing, as well as two original Cowboys #32 Kneeling shooting rifle and #33 Clubbing with rifle were dropped from production and replaced with four new poses. These figures were only produced in Hong Kong.
6.00 468 Indian chief standing shooting rifle, Made in Hong Kong, plug base,(1967-76); 1 red outfit, 1 tan outfit, (3.00 NO BASE; 1 red outfit).
6.00 469 Indian attacking w/ knife, shield forward, Made in Honk Kong,(1967-76); 2 blue pants, 1 yellow pants, (3.00 NO BASE; 1 blue pants).
6.00 470 Cowboy squatting shooting rifle, Made in Hong Kong,(1967-76)shirt/pants & hat; 2 blue/tan, 2 blue/yellow, 3 white/blue, (3.00 NO BASE; 1 blue/tan).
6.00 471 Cowboy running, shooting backwards, holding satchel in other hand; 1 tan shirt, 1 white shirt.
36.00 Last six Herald Cowboys; 31, 34 422, 423, 470, & 471.
15.00 Empty counter pack box the above six poses were marketed in.
In 1971 Britains added two more mounted Indians and two more mounted Cowboys to their "Herald" range. These were only produced in Hong Kong and hard to find. The two poses not pictured are; Cowboy holding rifle up, and Cowboy with one pistol up and drawing other pistol from holster. Whatever horses were on hand were used for all of the "Herald" and Swoppet ranges of mounted figures.
NONE IN STOCK
HERALD 7th Cavalry w/ plastic bases, made only in Hong Kong for Britains 1973-1976.
DSG REISSUES from Argentina.
45.00 Mounted 7th Cavalry, 6 in 6 poses + 6 horses and saddles, painted as US Cavalry. (2)
24.00 Six in all 6 poses, yellow bases (2).
5.00 With pistol and separate flag; NONE.
4.00 742 Bugler; 1 green base.
4.00 Standing shooting rifle; 3 yellow base.
4.00 Kneeling shooting rifle; 1 green base, 4 yellow base.
4.00 Advancing with rifle across waist; 1 green base, 2 yellow base.
4.00 Shooting pistol, rifle in other hand; 3 green base, 1 YELLOW BASE.
REISSUES FROM DSG IN ARGENTINA. Hat and glove color variations exist,
12.00 Four in 4 poses, eagle flag. (2)
12.00 Four in 4 poses, crossed sabers flag. (2)
10.00 Four in 4 poses, NO flag or pole. (4)
FIGURES THAT GET TO RIDE SECTION
ROLLING ON WHEELS
NONE - Driver with separate whip.
NONE - "Shotgun" rider, legs together shooting rifle to his left.
NONE - Male passenger looking right.
NONE - "Shotgun" rider, legs apart, shooting rifle to his right, green coat, red hat.
NONE - Seated driver with pistol.
FLOATING ON WATER
Older Indian canoe still on card w/ wire weight. NONE IN STOCK
5.00 Blue canoe with all pegs, no figures. (1)
NONE - Canoe with trapper load.
6.00 Older pioneer shooting shorter repeating rifle. (1)
NONE Indian in buckskins with brim hat holding feathers, paddling. ()
5.00 970 Later Pioneer shooting longer muzzle loader; 1 gray clothes.
5.00 521 Chief paddling. (1)
5.00 Indian paddling, feather straight up. (1)
NONE - 967 Later Brave paddling feathers to side.
NONE - Indian shooting bow, for front of canoe.
NONE - Raft w/ load and two cowboys (one shooting rifle, one w/ pole). (1)
First the figures had hole and the raft pegs, then it was reversed, and the it went back to the first way. NONE - 687 Raft Cowboy kneeling shooting rifle, pegs.
NONE - Raft cowboy,pointing with right hand, pole in left hand, holes.()
3.00 688 Raft Cowboy w/ pole (broken) or no pole in both hands, holes.(1)
3.00 Raft cowboy kneeling shooting rifle, holes. (1)
NONE - Raft load.