By Ed Poole, with contributions from Peter Nussbaum. The Guide is an 8-1/2" x 11" landscape, hardbound book with a laminated cover. It includes 200 pages and is filled with over 600 color photos and other illustrations.
Swords and Roses is a collecting guide that focuses on the Britains Swoppet Knights, a range of plastic toy soldiers that ranks among the best ever. They were marketed with a theme of "The Wars of the Roses" - thus the title of the book. Britains Ltd produced the Swoppet Knights from 1959-1972, and they have become highly collectible over the past 50 years.
The Guide is an all-new reference for this innovative and remarkable line of toys that represented a high point from the golden age of plastic figures. It covers every major aspect for the collector: basic factory configurations, rarities, values, counterfeit components, boxed sets, where to search, what to watch for when buying, restoration, and repair. It features robust color photography with hundreds of pictures, and up-to-date information on every known component, from common to the rarest, including previously undocumented variants. A checklist is included for those striving to collect all the components.
Type = Books, Magazines, Catalogs and Videos
Category = Books-Toy Soldiers
Material = Hardcover Book
Date of Release = 2022-10-24
Status = New Release