15 August 2018
King & Country figurines have been doing the auction rounds more and more recently.
King & Country figurines have been doing the auction rounds more and more recently. Beautifully sculpted and hand painted, they have a huge following, not least in part because of the wide historical span that they cover: everything from the ancients to the 21st century is there. One of the Vectis June sales was devoted to figurines and accessories and several King & Country lots went under the hammer.
In the Age of Napoleon Series, comprising Napoleon and his Generals, were sets 1 and 2 in near mint boxes: these realised £264, whilst two similar sets weren’t far behind at £240. World War II fans would have opted for the German Forces Limited Range from 2005, comprising a winter camouflaged Tiger tank (one of just 999 made), which was complete with five crew. Mint overall, its estimate of £100-150 was quickly passed and it sold for £240.
The K&C Fall of Berlin Range included a Russian anti-tank gun set (four pieces), a Russian Infantry Support Section (again four figures), a captured party of four figures and a Russian female traffic controller. Again, there was huge interest, this selection netting £264.
On to the D-Day range, where 12 paratroopers in four sets realised £240; whilst the same money procured Commando, Beach Under Fire and Taking Prisoners sets (again, a dozen figures). Elsewhere, £190 was the winning bid on some Battle of the Bulge figures while a Diorama Accessory Range set, comprising a French farm house facade and a farm courtyard was pushed to £180.
Finally, Trophy Miniatures also put in an appearance. In the World War I range, a Royal Artillery Gun Team with eight draught horses, four drivers, a limber and field gun made close to £200. Aside from that, set GW35 "In No Mans Land", together with the "Highland Charge" (both six figure sets) and a stretcher party of four pieces, realised £156.