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Nicholas Ball

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Re: Desires
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 03:40:44 PM »
Hi Richard,

With regards the first question and the EU ban, the BFFS were involved with this along with Kleo and I can confirm that I was personally involved and spoke to the chief EU scientific officer involved with this and we were given an exemption to this problem. ( they had also banned diving belts as they didn’t realise divers needed the weights to sink to the bottom of the seabed😳🤦🏽‍♂️ )

The BFFS do actively do shows including Europe, but obviously with the past 2 years, it’s been a disaster on this front. The next main show is the World Expo in Holland in July, including giving a special prize within the flat figure category.🙂

We do also have a display in the Plassenburg, Franz and Andreas kindly open up the museum for us on the Sunday after the show to change the figures within it. All full members have the opportunity to display a couple of their figures should they so wish.
Nicholas

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Re: Desires
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 04:47:12 PM »
It was not just the "danger" of children chocking it is the lead in the tin that was a worry as well.


The Gottstein figures, maybe somthing can be done about getting some figures cast, even a limited run every few years.
Can our Swiss menbers have any ideas of who to contact ?

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Re: Desires
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 03:15:34 PM »
Richard. Look if you are that dumb to let your carpet cruncher eat your flats  >:(  Then I don't feel sorry for them  As for these People who think they can run my life better than I can and feel that my hobby is a danger :(  Then Bug off Mate  >:(  That goes for both sides of the Pond :o  Are club is a outstanding club with a vast amount of knowledge . I think the idea about those figures is right Willie 

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Desires
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 12:10:22 PM »
 
Hello Brian
The ambition of our association must, not only promote exchanges between collectors, inform about novelties and events, but also promote the flat tin figurine. If we consider this last point, we can't say that we are very active.
From this perspective, I had two desires. The first, of a general nature, is to protect the flat tin figurine. A few years ago, the EU threatened the existence of the flat figure as a dangerous toy for young children. Could this happen again ? I don't know, but one could also imagine that an inscription on the Intangible Heritage of Humanity would protect it. The procedure is not easy. I understand that a few years ago the Klio. approached the competent authority to initiate the procedure but the result was not favorable.
The second idea, more limited, is to see again available the figurines of the series "the Battle of Murten" by Gottstein, whose molds are kept at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. Admittedly, they were acquired completely legally but it seems to me unjust and selfish the fact that the collectors can't acquire any more these figurines. After all, the Plassenburg Museum sells figurines from the molds of the old French firm Mignot despite many problems.
Best regards.
Richard

 

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