Swedish tin figure fanciers started out with a good beer at the ferry from Trelleborg
to Travemünde. Håkan, Jan and Mats drawing up the plans for our campaign.
largest tin figure fair is held every second year in the little medieval town
of Kulmbach, Germany.
is my personal impressions from that event.
is letting the money machine determine how many figures he will buy.
first sign of our final destination.
gigantic tent where the fair was held.
is what I'm talking about!
am always impressed by the slade moulds, mother of the flat figure.
nice Rieger family
is a medieval town with roots from the 800 th century. Today it holds some 30
000 inhabitants and is full of commerce, shopping and cosy restaurants.
Hafer is one of the ikons of flats.
painted 55 mm flat figure by Suzanne Pi'edavent Zahajko.
Zahajko and Suzanne Pi'edavent Zahajko.
dog and a beer, Håkan and Mats at ease.
painted 100 mm flats, edition Belaschk.
30-mm flats, skillfully engraved by Wolfgang Friedrich, edition Friedrich.
moulds of Alfred Retter are today in the safe hands of Dangelmaier. The Retter
30 mm figures are top notch.
Swedes taking a break with the best beer in the world.
editor and engraver Johan Lilliehöök.
Vullinghs and Jan Sennebo.
Baden and Jan Sennebo.
boys and toys...
Plassenburg castle overlooking the town.
Maier with grand daughter and her husband. The SIMA-figures are always perfectly
cast by Mrs. Maier.
the very end of the fair Jan kept on looking, studying, examining, and the legions
of figures never seemed to cease...
German autobahns can be crowded - sometimes.
from the the German campain we embark our Swedish vessel, tired and satified,
but we'll be back!
general, 55 mm flat, skillfully
engraved by Karl-Werner Rieger.