Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Great Leap Forward

Events have moved on rather here at the jolly old Duchy of Alzheim.

I was pleased (OK, delighted!) to take delivery of a huge box containing Phil Olley's Spencer Smith collection. Phil had contacted me a few weeks back asking if I was interested in purchasing part or all of it.

I hesitated for a microsecond or two then emailed him back saying YES PLEASE!!!

So here they are. I spent most of yesterday evening and part of this morning to unpack them - I still have more bubble-wrap to peel off - and they are splendid. Three fine regiments of Infantry and three more of Cavalry and a fine battery of guns as well as sundry independent companies and a unit of light infantry.

So, thanks again Phil and I will be posting photos tonight when I get the chance.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...


I'm speechless! Wow! You truly do have the Golden Touch. What a fantastic windfall for your collection.

Best Regards,


Bloggerator said...

It does progress things rather, doesn't it!

Martin said...

Hi Greg!

THUNDERATION! With your recent coup on E-bay and now this, it must seem like Christmas Morning has come around again, and again!

You'd better slow down the pace my dear fellow, or else the ol' ticker might not be able to take the strain of another large, whopping package coming through the mail.



Bluebear Jeff said...

I, among many others, eagerly await your photos, Sir Lucky . . . I mean, Greg . . . or did I get it right the first time?

-- Jeff

Pjotr said...

You'll never win any lottery again...ever