Lot consists of an original pre-war twelve piece set no. 1291 and its original box with rare WW2 personage end label marked "Dill" for Field Marshall Sir John G. Dill; nine figures representing those additional to set 1291 that made up set 1288; and five further figures including four that were not included with either set. The original twelve figures are drum major; bass drum; cymbals; two side drums; two trombones, two cornets; two euphoniums; and fife. The nine figures added are two more side drums; one more trombone; a tenor horn; a base tuba; a double bass tuba; one more cornet; one more clarinet, and a bassoon.
For identification, these figures have a tiny blue dot painted under the base. The five figures further added are two saxophones, two French horns and a fifth boy drummer. These figures have a tiny red dot painted under the base.The pre-war set 1291 was received in excellent + original condition, all figures having matching paintwork. Some light restoration has been performed, and as with figures noted below, the work is to a high professional standard with colors matched precisely, including the lovely translucent blue main color. The nine added figures were all pre-war originals in very good to near mint condition, now with light restoration AND have had their arms / instruments exchanged with appropriate original Britains Guards figures, and these replacement arms / instruments have been correctly repainted.
The bases have also been repainted to match those of the original set 1291. Of the five further added figures, all have had light restoration, their bases repainted to match the original set 1291.Saxophone and French horn arms / instruments - in white-metal - have been correctly painted. I would rate the original 1291 box lid as "fair" overall. All corners of the lid are split, the main label has some water staining, and the end label has a price marking in blue pencil. The main box is "good" overall with no split corners, light warping, pencil graffiti on the bottom and glue stains inside. PLEASE ASK IF I MAY ANSWER ANY QJUESTIONS OR YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS.
The set will be packed with great care in a larger outer carton, cushioned for safe arrival anywhere in the world. The item "BRITAINS PRE-WW2 SET 1291 ROYAL MARINES BAND + BOX + 14 ADDITIONAL BANDSMEN" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Toy Soldiers\Pre-1970".
The seller is "suelu" and is located in Fargo, North Dakota. This item can be shipped worldwide.