The collector's catalogue contains figures and accessories of the manufacturers Haußer and Lineol. For this purpose, the former catalogues and price lists of the manufacturers were evaluated. In addition, important collections were sighted in order to catalog the figurine range of these manufacturers as comprehensively as possible. As far as possible, the figures and accessories were photographed from several sides to give the best possible impression to the collectors. The catalogue already contains more than 10,000 pictures of figures and accessories and is constantly updated. PREMIUM members are shown the pictures in high resolution and have an additional zoom function.
In our archive you will find over 240 copies of dealer catalogues, sales catalogues, leaflets, price lists, order lists and many other original documents from former figure manufacturers with a total of over 4,500 pages. These are shown to our PREMIUM members in high resolution so that they can browse through the old catalogues as they wish.
In addition, these original sources were linked to the figures and accessories of the collector's catalogue, so that the proof of the former production period can be kept here.
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Portrait figures are one of the most fascinating facets of collecting composite toy soldiers. A look at the numerous portrait figures produced by Hausser and Lineol during their heyday.
Figure Series by Haußer / Elastolin and Lineol
When collectors talk about their hobby of collecting composition toy soldiers, they usually refer to the 7 and 7.5 cm scale models as being their favourite. These have been the most collected sizes for many years. The reason is probably that these types of composition figures are the most common and they are easy to find. Also there are enough catalogues available to identify which models have been produced. However, this size stands at the very end of the pre Second World ...
The 8.8cm Flak (Flugabwehrkanone = anti aircraft gun) was one of the most effective and feared German guns of the Second World War especially in ground combat. Thousands of enemy tanks may have been destroyed by this weapon and it was also highly successful as an anti-aircraft weapon. This gun had been in development since 1928 and was available to the army by 1933. It was first used in Spain during the civil war (1936-39). Of the types 18, 36 and 37, there were ...
Figures of Abyssinian and Italian soldiers appeared for the first time in 1937 in a Lineol sales catalogue. Some of the African warriors were wearing the traditional dress of tribes from Abyssinia. However why did Lineol start a new series of figures? The reason for that was the Italian-Abyssinian War of 1935 to 1936.
When Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini came into power in 1922, his dream was to re-establish the old Roman Empire. Two Italian colonies, Eritrea ...