"Curiouser and Curiouser" said Andy !
After a good five minutes hacking away at the wrapping I discovered Treasure !
|3 light drakes or possibly minions.|
"What Ho!" thinks I "Where did these come from"
Further investigation revealed a letter from a gentleman called Jason. Now as it happens I could put a face to the name as we has spoken at some length at Partizan. at the beginning of June. I'd known this chap at shows for some years as a customer and "face" but until the last Partizan had not known a name.. Now over the years we had chatted of this and that- with more than a little emphasis on the Pike and Shot period of which Jason had an abiding interestand that we both had a mutual friend in Robbie Roddiss . Now this time I happened to mention my interest in the ECW and the ex-Gilder stuff I'd bought from DC- apropos on absolutely nothing- and a couple of weeks later this box turns up out of the blue.
|The 2 heavy guns. .|
" Well Thank you Kind Sir " thinks I .
They had it appears been part of Duncan Macfarlanes collection and some at least painted by Phil Robinson. the letter merely signed Jason However reading Robbie Roddiss blog this morning he mentioned this Gentlemans full name- Jason Williams.
So Mr Jason William many thanks for your splendid gift.
A couple of the pieces can be seen in the Asquith /Gilder Naseby book of.1979 so in a sense they were coming home to join their old comrades.
Now isn't that lovely.