Back from our road trip…
Now its time to spill the beans. Our trip to New York, Little Neck, New York (to be more accurate) served two purposes. One being a chance for Alison to catch up with an old friend and the other being to pickup a van load of Toy Soldiers.
By now you are asking: how does this all tie into Military Cast ? Just the short answer for today; Military Cast, was an importer of toy soldiers, military models, and the like. The business was run by Irving Bechky. Alison’s old friend is Allen Bechky, Irving’s youngest son.
Long story short (with more information in future posts); Irving passed away a number of years ago, and his family held onto his personal collection of soldiers as well as all the remaining stock of soldiers. Over the years many of the collection pieces have been sold or given away, but the there were still a number of pieces at the family home in Little Neck. After 60 years, at the same address, the time has come to sell the family home, and as part of the house cleaning and preparations for moving, the soldiers needed to find a new home and that new home is our home.
Over the next few months we will sort and catalog the soldiers, many of which are examples of figures not seen in over 40 years, after which we will make a determination of which pieces will be added to our collection and which will be offered for sale.
Much more information to follow along many more pictures. I’m envisioning a series of un-boxing posts as well as some more background information on Military Cast and the figures they imported.
Since our teaser posts included hints at Kilia and OKI flats we will start today’s photos with a quick shot of a carton containing Kilia and OKI flats, all in original boxes with original packing materials – these are new, old stock packages:
New, old stock Kilia and Oki flats
Our other teasers concerned SAE and Holger Eriksson figures:
SAE 54mm Soldiers of the World
SAE, 54mm unpainted
Some JAL 54mm, Napoleon’s Staff:
I’ll close out today’s photos and post with a photo of the first bit of Military Cast history that we saw upon our arrival:
The Military Cast mailbox…
Look for more pictures and information in the near future. Next time we will have a few pictures from Little Neck along with some more quick pictures from our initial figure review at the Bechky home.
Military Cast Tour 2016 powered by: Pearl Jam Radio and The Red Hot Chili Peppers – long drives require driving music…