Very early circa 1953/54 boxed set of Herald/Zang Life Guards – 3 mounted and 3 dismounted figures (marked with Herald trumpeter logo and ‘Made in England’) – contained in a plain lift-off lid maroon box with an early Herald Zang logo printed label. The back of the box is stamped ’50, Burlington Arcade, W1′, which is a nice piece of provenance. The horses are the early two-part cellulose acetate moulds and are in super condition (although the white horse is missing one ear), and the inside of the rear legs are stamped ‘Made in’ and ‘England’. The three riders each have their metal plated swords/scabbards. The condition of the figures is excellent, with only minor paint loss, and still with the original stringing and plain card insert. Although there is no label, the catalogue number of this set is 6.L.G. – only used for 1953 and ’54.