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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:22 pm 
 

I have pounds and pounds of old fantasy miniatures going back to Minifigs, old Ral Partha (Imperial Dragon in box-very low number). some stuff so exotic many of you probably never heard of the companies. There were so many that tried to get into the casting market.

Where can I find where collectors of this type congregate?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:26 pm 
 

Kaskoid wrote:I have pounds and pounds of old fantasy miniatures going back to Minifigs, old Ral Partha (Imperial Dragon in box-very low number). some stuff so exotic many of you probably never heard of the companies. There were so many that tried to get into the casting market.

Where can I find where collectors of this type congregate?


A few come here (Me included)!  No real Forum based community to speak of though.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:42 pm 
 

A few of us come here but no forum like this one dedicated to old minis.  It would be a nice idea for a subweb though, if only I had the time...

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:07 pm 
 

I spent a long time digging through old metal yesterday. I have about three buttloads, I think. It would take three days to photo all of it, so it will have to wait a few weeks.

Of particular interest to the dedicated figure converter; what I call my armoury.

I have a hard plastic compartmented box that has hundreds and hundreds of individual weapons, some by casters out of business for 20 years; anybody remember the Acheron Legion?

I have swords, spears, shields standards, crossbows, daggers, spearheads, DeathDealer sickles,  and more. Am looking to sell the whole thing at once; are there any miniature collectors groups with websites?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:43 pm 
 

Bill Armintrout runs an excellent site at www.theminiaturespage.com

There are plenty of pictures in the archives at "Stuff of Legends" - visit www.solegends.com

Lastly the 'Acheron Legion' figures were made by John McEwan IIRC - he's still around, doing business at www.tin-soldier.com - His loose weapons were always a hit at the conventions and to this day are probably worth something.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:12 pm 
 

I knew, I just didn't know if anyone else did.

John is still alive? He's some older than me, so that's great news. (Are his castings any better, or still thin and willowy? They were tough to work on because they were so thin...And hell to store because the swords bent if the wind blew...)

About half the box is his stuff, 30% Partha and the rest?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:18 pm 
 

I'f it's Heritage there are some resources for info but not pricing. Try:

http://www.dungeon-dwellers.info/

for prices of them ( if they are heritage ) I can give you some pretty good ranges depending on what they are and if they are loose/sealed.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:49 pm 
 

The Heritage I have pre-dates what they are talking about on that site...

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:37 am 
 

If you post at the Dungeon Dwellers site, Tim, the site admin knows a lot about Heritage stuff, and could certainly help with valuations.  

He's also in touch with the folks who own the rights and molds, and may well be able to hook you up with them:  they're actively looking for figures that they own the rights to, but lack the figure for in some cases, so that they can use the figures to create new molds.  http://www.minifigs.com/catalog/ is one of those groups, FYI.


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