How it began:
Imagine a classroom with a big table for the teacher, surrounded by a lot of curious, 12 - 15 years old puple. A big bulging briefcase was opened by our teacher in this times, mr. Günther W. Fricke. The weekly market of tin figures was opened.
Romans, knights, soldiers and people of all nations made of tin changed their owners. So it happened in autumn 1979 in Wernigerode.
So we too began collecting flats in the classical way, painting blank figures, going on studying costumes just to construct dioramas.
Since those days we - Wolfgang Bock and Mike Michaelis are ardent friends of the 30mm flat figure.
Our shared hobby covers broadly the most different facets of the creative handling of the fine 30mm flat figure.
Owner, engraver, castings and shipping
Area of collectors interest:
english civil war
american civil war
||Area of collectors interest:
german military history of the 19th century
american civil war
- Course of engraving under the direction of G. W. Fricke , Darlingerode 1981
- Course of construction of dioramas, Burg 1982
- Course of engraving under the direction of Dr. Horst Neumeister, Heinz Reh and Martin Andrä , Wallwitz 1984
- Leipzig painting scool under the direction of Frank Bähr , Darlingerode 1985
Tin figure fairs
- Exposition with distinction "Zinngeselle", Leipzig 1982
- Participation on german fairs since 1985
- Participation on international fairs in Kulmbach since 1999
Devellopment of the manufactory:
- Fabrication and publishing since 1985
- 1997 Takeover of all moulds of the epoch of 1870/1871 from Pastor Werner Otte by Klaus and Hannelore Golberg (GO - International)
- 1998 Takeover of the complete stock of moulds 20mm of the epoch of 1870/71 from Dr. Gerhard Söllner
- 2000 Takeover of the complete stock of moulds 30mm of the epoch of the 30-years war from Klaus and Hannelore Golberg
- 2007 Takeover of all moulds of the epoch of the 30-years war from Tobinnus
- Since 2008 we are assisted by Karl-Werner Rieger in producing new figures for the american civil war.
- 2012 Takeover of the russian warriors 45mm from Schmittdiel, Neustadt.