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These figures are called Nuremberg flats. What size (in millimeters, if you please) are they? I may be able to help identify the manufacturer.

They were a common type of toy soldier, which dates back to the eighteenth century. They were originally cast from cut stones, which would serve as a long-lasting mould. The purpose of casting them in a 'flat' manner was to save metal, as metal was expensive. Some early examples of these figures are cast from solid gold (Napoleon I had numerous sets in gold and silver).

German toy soldier makers had a good reputation throughout Europe, although around the early twentieth century patriotic feelings in England resulted in W. Britains toy soldiers (with MADE IN ENGLAND famously emblazoned upon the box) overtaking German figures in Great Britain, and, later, on much of the continent.

How many figures do you have in total?

~TS

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Are they mounted there permanently?

Also, I think I may know the manufacturer. I'd have to check, but they could be rather recently manufactured by SAE (Swedish African Engineers) in the 60's or 70's.

Do they have any base markings?

~TS

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Are they mounted there permanently?

Also, I think I may know the manufacturer. I'd have to check, but they could be rather recently manufactured by SAE (Swedish African Engineers) in the 60's or 70's.

Do they have any base markings?

~TS

No nothing on the base and double sided tape, Paul

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