Decidedly topical, Heyde produced since 1872 new sets of replications of soldiers whenever a war broke out, in a variety of sizes from 40 to 145mm. Highly prized are the special sets (for example: "Buffalo Bill", "North Pole Expedition", "Tiger Hunting in India"). Heyde's factory was burned to the ground by Dresden firebombing in 1945.
Heydes usually bear no trademarks, but can be distinguished by their highly stylized, thin and fragile appearance. Collectors are attracted to Heyde figures because they are highly realistic and do not look mass produced. Heyde made Indians, Romans, mediaval figures & knights, WWI army troops (British, German, Italian, etc.)and many more.
What's your 'Heyde Band' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|Toy Soldier W Original Wood Box Civil||05/2019||$460.00|
|Us Band 54mm Scale For Restoration Pre||04/2019||$129.95|
|Prussian Marching Band 48 Mm Metal 8||04/2019||$79.00|
|Metal Small Black Man Band Leader||06/2019||$65.00|
|Or Similar 48mm Size 2 Prussian Infantry||04/2019||$49.95|
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