Saturday, 12 September 2009
Rose 20mm Wellington BR5 - one of the earliest 20mm figures?
As part of a large joint purchase of a collection of original Rose 20mm Napoleonic castings, I have acquired 32 of these figures (also 72 Old Guard Grenadier drummers, but that's a different story...). The figure is marked 001 Rose on the underside. Although it doesn't appear on any of the Rose lists it seems almost certainly to be a very early version of the BR5 figure mentioned in the write up on Rose on Vintage 20mil. As it might very possible date from the late 1950s this is quite a curiosity, hence posting it here. The 001 code suggests it may even have been Rose's first figure.