Welcome to Herald Toys And Models

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Herald Toys and Models is the new website of well-known toy figure collector and author, Barney Brown. Barney is dedicated to sourcing and supplying to the discerning collector with top quality vintage collectable toys and models, in the best possible condition (many items being offered for sale with the original packaging). 

Barney has well over 30 years experience collecting toys and models, starting with diecast models (co-founding the UK Hot Wheels Collectors Club) - then metal hollow-cast civilian models by Britains, Johillco, Crescent, Cherilea and other British makers. Today Barney specialises in plastic toy soldiers and civilian models by Herald Miniatures, Britains, Timpo, Lone Star, Taylor & Barrett, Airfix, Kentoys, Speedwell, UNA, VP, Trojan, etc. 

The author of three successful collectors guides to Britains/Herald Plastic Farm, Zoo and Floral Garden models, for Plastic Warrior magazine, Barneys latest writing project - a collaboration with plastic figure sculptor and fellow author, Peter Cole - is a collector's guide to "Herald Miniatures Civilian Models" covering the 'golden years' 1953 to 1961. Recently published, and with a foreword by James Opie, the book has a small print run of only 250 copies (over 200 of which have already been sold!) and is available to purchase direct from this site. 

We are currently scouring auctions and private collections up and down the country looking for good quality toys and models to offer to our many friends and customers around the World. Herald Toys and Models are currently looking to acquire all types of toys and models from the 1950s, 60s and 70s including: Farm toys and model tractors - Diecast models (Corgi, Dinky, Matchbox, etc.) - Vintage games & toys - Tinplate toys - Construction kits - Model railway trains - Vintage dolls and teddy bears - Old plastic and polythene toys - Lead and plastic figures - Scalextric slot cars and accessories. 

If you have any toys or models for sale, or simply wish to receive an appraisal of your childhood toys, Barney will be pleased to receive your photos by email (please click on the contact us page above for details). If you wish, Barney will be happy to visit you by arrangement.

Visit us at the 32nd Plastic Warrior Show on Saturday 13th May 2017 at The Harlequin Suite, The Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Whitton, Twickenham, TW2 6LS