Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Antiques Roadshow update

The family of Colonel Oliver Keef, the gentleman who appeared with the collection of soldiers on Antiques Roadshow, have now published on You Tube a six minute video shot in May 2013 of him telling the story of the collection and how it was made and used.  I was particularly interested to hear that his grandfather George had been buried at sea in 1901 with a battery of artillery and some infantry in his coffin. There are also some further pictures of the figures themselves.

4 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

A great clip thanks for alerting us to it.

tradgardmastare said...

I was moved by the inclusion of figures in the coffin.
The shots at the end of the whole army arrayed are most interesting and the box serves it's purpose well. I wonder what they decided to with regard to the next generation...

Alan

jhnptrqn said...

I have been collection semi round figures for some time and have several figures that look like the ones in the boxes. If so they are 30mm figures.

Maverick Collecting said...

The figures would have been set in the plaster-cast...there is no coffin in a burial at sea; coffins float! (My Grandfather was buried at sea.)

Hugh