Mid January Special, 2023
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Missed the January Edition 2023 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to a special edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News with a Mid - January update. With so many new announcements since our last news letter, we thought you may enjoy a break from the wind, rain and snow hitting may parts of the country. These releases are for February 2023!

Since our last news letter we have had some great announcements from Britain's, John Jenkins and First Legion.

We thought you would enjoy hearing about them.

Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Cyber New Year Sale

Cyber New Year Sale.

Perfect for New Year.

Look for new additions later this month.

King & Country Mega Sale

First Legion Big Sale

Collectors Showcase Grand Sale

John Jenkins Grand Sale

Thomas Gunn Grand Sale

We will have lots of items on sale between 25 - 45% off throughout the month, please look at the special pricing being offered. We will be adding daily to our list of items on sale.  So please check back often and you may find a pleasant surprise.

Collectors Corner
Sierra Toy Britain's Exclusive
Britains
John Jenkins
First Legion

Showroom

We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00pm.

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our Showroom dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 6 days a week. 1350 Dell Avenue, Ste #5, Campbell, California 95008. (408) 395 3000

www.sierratoysoldier.com

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Check out our latest arrivals, new dioramas and events at our store!

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Sierra Toy Soldier Virtual Video Call

To set up a Virtual Video Call to see any of our latest releases or displays. Contact us via Email or Phone.

Virtual Video Call Email

Phone 408-395-3000

Scratch & Dent

Do you enjoy repairing or modifying toy soldiers and vehicles. Every now and again we receive figures and vehicles in need of a new home and some special care. If yes, this may be the section just for you.

Scratch & Dent

Collectors Corner

Occasionally we get a rare opportunity to acquire individual items and complete collections for collectors that are thinning out their collection or from other dealers. These pieces are items that we do not normally stock. All are in mint condition or and in their original boxes, unless specified in the description. Please note these may have been on display.

So these are ideal pages to view if you are looking for that missing piece in your collection or just looking to find some very unique pieces that are not normally available.

This month we have added a very large collection of Aeroart, St Petersburg figures and also a very large collection of Plastic figures and Play Sets. We have also added Frontline French and Indian War sets in perfect condition.

Consignment Highlight

This month we feature sets from Thomas Gunn, First Legion, Britain's, Jenkins, King & Country, Frontine, St Petersburg and Plastics.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - In Stock Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack

Britains

Britain's February Releases!

American Civil War

American Civil War

Museum Collection

American author and abolitionist, Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, travel memoirs, and collections of essays, poetry, and letters. But it is her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin for which she is best known. The book, and later play, depicts the horrific experience of enslaved Africans in America. It was the second best-selling book of the 19th century with an unprecedented 300,000 copy run. It ultimately reached millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the North, while invoking animosity in the South. In later years, Stowe campaigned for the expansion of married women’s rights, arguing that, "the position of a married woman…is, in many respects, precisely similar to that of the negro slave.”

Museum Collection

Clash of Empires

On the North American frontier the hunting shirt can be traced back to the 1730s. It differs from a smock or frock in that it opened down the entire front. When belted, this opening created a natural pocket in which to place small items like food or trade trinkets. The cape on the back and shoulders was strictly for looks as it did not offer rain protection, and the fringe along the edges and cape, which was inspired by the eastern woodland Indians, likewise was strictly ornamental. Washington wrote that he "earnestly encourages the use of hunting shirts,” in part because they were "justly supposed to carry no small terror to the enemy, who think every such person a complete marksman.” So moved, Washington clothed his army in this unconventional uniform.

Clash of Empires

Village Green

Village Green Collection

WWII

WWII Collection

Napoleonic

Napoleonic Collection

Plastic

Plastic Toy Soldiers

John Jenkins

New February Releases
FORT WHOOP-UP

For nearly 250 years, from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries, the fur trade was a vast commercial enterprise across north America.

A trading post, or trading station was an establishment or settlement where goods and services could be traded.

The location of the trading post would allow people from one geographical area to trade in goods produced in another area. These were to become an integral part of native American lives. Items exchanged were woven rugs, jewelry, baskets, wool, and other necessities.

Trading Posts near waterways were popular, as they allowed for easier movement of goods and furs.

This will also be an ideal backdrop to add alongside the recently previewed Keelboat.

FORT WHOOP-UP

Fort Whoop-Up was an American whiskey trader post, which was first established as Fort Hamilton in 1869, near present day Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

It was established by the American whiskey traders Alfred B. Hamilton and John J. Healy in 1869. The original fort was a simple collection of log cabins and not adequate for the trade that was to develop. These original buildings were burned down in a fire, and a larger more secure fort was built. The new fort was well built with a high palisade and two bastions on opposing corners. The post was built with squared logs and took two years to complete. It became known as Fort Whoop-Up.

Furs and hides were traded for trade goods, and the whiskey was expected to be provided at the end of the trade as a mandatory sweetener for the deal.

A confluence of events and actions forced the formation of the North West Mounted Police in 1873.

In 1874 the newly formed NWMP marched west from Winnipeg, split into three major columns and descended onto the three biggest trouble spots.

The column headed by Colonel James F. Macleod headed for Fort Whoop-Up with the intention to halt the whiskey trade and remove the flag flying over the post.Macleod and his command arrived in October 1874 but found no whiskey. Fort Macleod was then established about 30 miles further west.

The NWMP established an outpost at Fort Whoop-Up in 1875 by renting a building from Healey and Hamilton.

In 1876 Dave Akers acquired the fort property, and as trade declined as the Buffalo became extinct, the fort was used as a ranch. The ranch was lost in 1892 to creditors, and the last remains were washed away in a 1915 flood.

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

Mountain Men

Restock expected February 2023!  Do not miss out!

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

Amazons

Amazons

Troy

Troy and her allies

Achaemenid Persian Empire

Achaemenid Persian Empire

Saxons

Age of Arthur - Anglo Saxon/ Danish Shieldwall

Gempei War

Gempei War 1180 - 1185

Battle of Saratoga 1777

King’s Royal Regiment of New York

Battle of Cowpens

71st Regiment of Foot

THE BRITISH LEGION – "TARLETON’S RAIDERS”

British Legion was a British provincial regiment established during the American Revolutionary War, composed of British loyalist American infantry and dragoons. It was known as Tarleton’s Raiders after the British officer who led most of its day to day activities, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, and the green uniform coats. It was an unit the size of a regiment consisting of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, and able to operate independently.

The unit was raised in New York in July 1778 by Sir Henry Clinton in order to merge combined infantry and cavalry forces and a battery of light artillery.

The regiment was commanded by William Lord Cathcart, as colonel.

Once the unit left New York, Banastre Tarleton was commissioned as Lieutenant colonel, and took full operational command.

The Legion’s peak operational strength was approximately 250 cavalry and 200 infantry

British Legion

Battle of Assaye, 1803

74th Highland Regiment of Foot

Battle of Assaye, 1803

Maratha Cavalry

American Civil War

Army of the Shenandoah, 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company E, Emerald Guard

Black Hills Wars

Black Hill Wars 1876-1877

Special Booster Sets

First Legion

New February Releases
Assyrian Empire

The Assyrian Empire has been described as the ‘first military power in history’ and its army took part in some of the first ever recorded battles, as long ago as c.2,450 BC. The Assyrian army came into its own following extensive reforms, including the creation of a standing army, under Tiglath-Pileser III, king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 745 BC until his death in 727 BC. Under Tiglath-Pileser III, Assyria transitioned from a local, regional power into a mighty Empire of the ancient world, with a near doubling of territory acquired and then controlled through sheer, unstoppable military power. The Assyrian army at its zenith was a fearsome war machine of the era, employing innovative weapons of iron, the use of heavy cavalry, mounted archers and, of course, their famed chariots (we can’t wait for those!) which for a time (until the mastery of a cavalry arm) formed the elite core of the army. As the range develops we shall be adding to the Assyrians with many different troop types as well as covering many of the enemies they fought, including, of course our own personal favourite, the ancient Egyptians.

Ancient Biblical Wars

WWII German

Battle of Normandy

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Alex, Cody and Sean.

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