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Historical Miniatures: Napoleonic Era
This era (1799-1815) was a period of major historical significance for many.
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Historex sets coming up for sale
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hi all

As you may or may not know, I run an Oxfam charity shop here in the UK. We get a lot of interesting donations thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, but something a bit extra special has just come in - a collection of 19 un-opened Historex sets.

My guess is that they date back to the mid- to late 1970s - they certainly match what I remember from back then. They are all in immaculate condition and I did a real double-take when I saw them, because I was instantly transported back 40 years!

I'll get together a list of what's been donated and add photos to this thread. Our online team has researched and valued the sets and we will be listing them at:

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/

This thread will be a bit of an exclusive preview in case there's anything you're particularly interested in. Hopefully the items will prove popular, because the proceeds raised will help transform the lives of some of the most needy people around the world.

I'll liaise with my online crew so that I can give fair warning for when the sets will go live. The way the Oxfam online shop works, we can't reserve items, but I hope this thread will give everyone the fairest chance to purchase what they want from a pretty unique donation.

More to come soon.

All the best

Rowan
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Hi again

Apologies for not posting an update sooner. The Historex sets are now live on the Oxfam Internet store:

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/toys-and-games/toys?intcmp=nav-more-toys-and-games-toys

You can see photos of every set at the link above, but note that several items shown on the page have already sold (I think the web page takes a little while to update). The items available as I write this are:

Field Forge, Gribeauval Four-Wheel Pattern - 19.99
Four-Wheeled Light Ambulance - 29.99
"Attelage a 2 Chevaux , 1 Condocteur" + "Le Wurst - 29.99
The Imperial Guard Foot Grenadier in Field Dress (in Plain Tailed Coat) - 14.99
The Imperial Guard Foot Grenadier in Field Dress (In Greatcoat) - 14.99
Converters Pack No. 1 - Movements - 24.99
Garde Imperiale 1804 - 1812 Garde National - 9.99
Ney 1769 - 1815 en Redingota - 9.99
Poniatowski 1763 - 1813 - 9.99
Infanterie de Ligne 1807-1812 - 9.99
Gouvion Saint-Cyr 1764 - 1830 - 14.99
Officier D'ordnance de L'Empereur - 9.99

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC
Mate you have priced a foot figure as mounted and a mounted as a foot figure.
The prices are way off for 2nd hand stuff so I am out.
Would love to support OXFAM, I am an avid collector but wouldn't pay those prices.
Best wishes sincerely