IMPORTANT NOTICE - Change of Venue
The 2014 Birmingham Toy Soldier Fair will now be held at the Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU. With 100 tables now available to Traders at the new venue. This will certainly be a bigger and better show than in the past. So make a note in your diary for Sunday 12th October, doors open at 10.30am
We will next be exhibiting a selection of both metal and plastic products from the Conte Collectibles range at the following London Toy Soldier shows:-
The next London Toy Soldier Show is due to be held on Saturday6th December, 2014.
The show is held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London.
2015 diary dates: 28th March; 6th June ; 5th December.
If you would like further details of the events please email us.
Needless to say if you attend any of the shows, come and see us at our stand. We're more than happy to chat about anything Conte ! We'll happily bring any pieces advertised on our website for you to view in the flesh.
We will listing some Spartan sets in the next few weeks.
Conte Collectibles - Pewter
We are committed to providing you with the figures that you have always wanted. Our ranges of 54mm metal figures have been created by some of the world's finest sculptors with attention to detail and historical accuracy rarely seen in the world of toy soldier collecting. The painting of each figure, done by hand, with degrees of shading, highlighting and details down to their fingernails takes them a few steps from their proud origins as toy soldiers.
We hope we can adequately pay tribute to the great periods, events, and personages that have not only shaped our lives, but stirred our imagination and fostered our love of history. We'd also like to recognise and commemorate the great films and stars who have entertained us, role modelled for us, and, through their efforts "up there" on the Silver Screen, made history and adventure seem so real and accessible to the child and history lover in all of us.
As a collector from childhood, my dream was to make the soldiers I had always wanted as a child. That dream is now coming true with the help of sculptors who are also collectors. We understand what it means to feel that quickening of the pulse upon the discovery of a long lost set at an auction or garage sale, or the equivalent in receiving a brand new set of exquisite figures that one has always dreamt about.
We hope you'll agree that we just might have created highly collectible, military miniature works of art with the price and feel of a toy soldier.
Thank you for your interest in our figures. Conte Collectibles, Ltd. is your collectors company.
P.S. You are about to enter and open up a wonderful new world of toy soldier collecting! Quite simply, we want to make great miniatures/toy soldiers and have lots of fun doing it! HAIL RAGNAR!
The past 18 months has been a difficult period of time for Richard ( and his wife Nancy) on a personal level for a whole variety of reasons. So the love of Richard's life, toy soldiers has had to take a back seat. Needless to say, Richard has plenty of scuplts in the pipeline. Zulu's, Normans, Saxons, Afghans, Foreign Legion, Romans, the list goes on.
As soon as more information becomes available we'll let you know.