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General Discussion / Re: The Collection - how big is it now
« Last post by aba on Today at 05:02:01 PM »

Ok even though I can give no  precise answers :

1.)  How many flats do you have painted and unpainted?

Painted : Very roughly estimated between 7.000 and 10.000 (incl. those who are painted, but just waiting to be washed off again one day)


Unpainted : I really have no idea but probably about 10.000 +
 
Are these concentrated in any specific time period?

Yes 98% are from Napoleonic era2.)  How many years have you collected flats?

42 years


3.)  First set

Scots grey at halt from Kilia4.)  Favorite set

The Russian retreat 1812 from Berliner Zinnfiguren
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General Discussion / Re: The Collection - how big is it now
« Last post by marko on Today at 01:01:49 PM »
To fess up as it were here are my own calculations in this department -

1.)  How many flats do you have painted and unpainted?
 
         I am guessing something in the neighborhood of 3,500 unpainted with another 700 painted.  (Pretty pathetic I know.)       - Are these concentrated in any specific time period?
       
         Mine are spread over Ancient/Mediaval/Enlightenment and Napoleonic with a sprinkling of other periods.  Most of my collection are 30 mm however.


      2.)  How many years have you collected flats?
         In my case only about 10 years seriously with an occasional dabble before that.

3.)  First set

         My first try were a set of French flags from Segom followed by two lovely Gottstein elephants engraved by Frank.

4.)  Favorite set

        As related elsewhere my 'white whale' was Western Miniatures Alice in Wonderland designed by Mike Taylor.  Still my all time favorite.

mark  8)
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General Discussion / The Collection - how big is it now
« Last post by marko on Today at 12:54:28 PM »
Here is a simple query to our community on a rainy wintery day - at least here...

I was going through my piles of unpainted flats this weekend to decide where inspiration would take me and decided I certainly have enough to paint through this lifetime which leads to an interesting set of questions for the quiet holidays:

1.)  How many flats do you have painted and unpainted?

       - Are these concentrated in any specific time period?

2.)  How many years have you collected flats?

3.)  First set

4.)  Favorite set

I am curious who is the King in this department, though I have two uneducated guesses for both categories.

mark  8)


P.S. I have heard one confession of figures in the 100,000 range which puts me to shame...
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General Discussion / Re: Gottsetin/Krog - Court of Henry VIII
« Last post by marko on Today at 12:00:34 PM »
Cheers Bob.

I have the old catalog from when they were sold by Krog:

http://www.intflatfigures.org/index.php?topic=1982.0

If your list is different I would love to add it to the site as well.

It is a set that seems to appear quite frequently - normally unpainted or partially painted.

mark  8)
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Flat Figure Editors / Re: Neckel
« Last post by marko on Today at 11:55:53 AM »
WHAT only most of the figures!    >:( 

Yes, I am in a similar place - most of the figures and many to paint.

mark  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Gottsetin/Krog - Court of Henry VIII
« Last post by BobLeighton on Today at 11:51:55 AM »

Hello Marko


I have the original list (Kollbrunner version) which identifies all the figures.
In this list they have a Ha number do your figures have this number or perhaps you could post illustrations of the figures so that I can cross reference them to the list, if that's any help.
regards
 Bob
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Flat Figure Editors / Re: Neckel
« Last post by BobLeighton on Today at 11:48:31 AM »

Hello Marko
Many Thanks received my copy of the Neckel list confirms that I have most of his figures.
Regards Bob
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Flat Figure Editors / Re: Neckel
« Last post by marko on Today at 11:36:42 AM »
Price list and new catalog sent Bob.  They are a bit big so be patient.


mark  8)
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General Discussion / Re: Gottsetin/Krog - Court of Henry VIII
« Last post by marko on Today at 10:41:12 AM »
Yes, thank you for the assist Bob, though this fact I did discover as well. 

Most of the characters are based on Holbein paintings which is quite fascinating to compare - Frank was quite an extraordinary engraver.  I am guessing all or most of them are based on a painting or drawing of the time but, I am still hunting for a few.  A couple of the figures are also fairly obscure as well.

I found in doing some research for the Bohenfest - a set engraved by Mohr - to have share this same characteristic with the figures being based on a number of characters out of paintings.

For me anyway, an interesting way to match my hobby with a bit of history, my other passion.

mark  8)
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News / Re: Le Retour
« Last post by Brian on Today at 09:50:31 AM »

A little help from Michel we now have this  ;)


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