Vintage Pound Store Transport

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15mm Peter Laing figures  for scale against these tiny plastic vintage China Made cars

An interesting web sales site on Etsy and online is The Swagman’s Daughter, a fabulous website by Leonard Holder listing lots of vintage items from old warehouses that she has cleared. https://swagman.myshopify.com

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheSwagmansDaughter

These six attractive small vintage cars were about £3 a set plus postage. They may still have some more.

https://swagman.myshopify.com/collections/toys/products/copy-of-4-vintage-1960s-racing-cars-4cm-old-shop-stock-made-in-hong-kong

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I wasn’t entirely sure what overall size they were but having a variety of scale figures, I was sure they would suit some figures in my collection.

A0947489-A661-4303-A561-BAF312DB517EI tried some Airfix WW1 British OO/HO scale figures (20mm) for scale as they seem  close enough to the vehicle period.

The Peter Laing 15mm figures seem to match well enough too. I have some WW1 Peter Laing figures to paint and I think that painted up in khaki, these small cars will make effective staff cars and small lorries. They remind me of the Marne taxis of WW1. My chances of finding affordable 15mm  original Peter Laing vehicles are pretty slim.

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Six adaptable little vehicles, effectively 50p each. 

Yesterday’s pound store charming plastic tat today!

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 28 March 2019.

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Vintage Pound Store Transport”

  1. I went to the swagman website. Have you bought any of the spring loaded cannons? They seem a little pricy but still cheaper than most on Ebay.

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