Fantastic Timpo Figure Lot White Glove Confederates, Detlef Heerbrand spotted this lot on Ebay Germany. The first picture does not show why the lot is of extreme interest. In the next photos you see the contents of the Timpo figure pack. they are white glove Union and Confederates. It gets better the box has laying firing Union and Confederate figures. These last are the most elusive Timpo figures for Timpo collectors. People said they were never issued.
Fantastic Timpo Figure Lot White Glove Confederates White Glove Confederates
The white glove figures were one of the last series done by Timpo. The white glove union or cavalry are easy to find. They usually sell around $10 to $12.00. The white glove Confederates are harder to find. It is felt that they were done in less quantity. Prices for the white glove Confederates have been high in the several hundred dollar range. I know this is true as I sold sold two from my collection for this high price. Where I got them I do not know. My one friend was surprised I had them. I was too.
Looking at the lot, there are 24 figures. Twelve of the 24 white glove figures are Confederates. This is amazing to see next we look at the laying firing figure.
Fantastic Timpo Figure Lot White Glove Confederates Laying Firing Figure
As I mention earlier the lot has laying firing figure for both Union and Confederate figures. four of them in fact. This is the rarest Timpo figure ever. Not my qoute but from Paul Morehead. He related that Norman Tooth the designer for Timpo Toys had said they had been made. Laurie and I had talked to Norman as well on that subject and he had said the same. Until this point they had only been only seen in a Timpo catalog.
Fantastic Timpo Figure Lot White Glove Confederates Concern or Danger
One of the major concerns on this lot is they could be fakes. Over the years various people have made fakes of the higher price Timpo figures. Some have painted Union figure gray. Other people have recast figure using the plastic of other similar figures. so many people are concern especially with the number of laying firing figures. At the moment no one know of anyone having a laying firing figure.
Fantastic Timpo Figure Lot White Glove Confederates final Comments
This offering will be watch over the coming days. what I have not mention there is a second lot of Timpo Confederate and Union figures by the same dealer. This lot has 22 figures. Fourteen of the figures are white glove Confederates. There are four laying firing two Union and two Conederate.
The prices on the lots are already high. First lot is at $1824.00. Second lot is at $1777.00. I have converted it to dollars from Euros. I feel you will see the price go higher as the Big timpo collectors come in. we will keep you posted