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.

heyde toy soldiers

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.

Heyde value and price guide

What's your 'Heyde Band' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date sold Price
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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Rebecca - June 3, 2019

I have 11 pc Heyde marching band in incredible condition but I can’t identify...Lt blue coat white pants. Flag is white and blue with a gold Phoenix?
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Not sure, I could only find some marching bands on this page: Heyde band maybe you can identify yours.

Darcy - August 22, 2010

Did Heyde produce a series of little devils with musical instruments? I've been trying to find out more about a little collection I own.