GETTYSBURG



Gettysburg é uma pequena cidade do interior da Pensilvânia. No século XIX se encontrava no meio de uma convergência da várias estradas, razão pela qual os exércitos do sul e do norte se encontraram ali para travar a maior batalha da guerra civil americana. Era o dia 1º de julho de 1863.

Até ali a guerra pendia para o lado dos sulistas, mas após 3 dias de batalha e mais de 50.000 baixas a maré virou para o lado dos nortistas, que acabaram vencendo a guerra dois anos depois.

Após a batalha o presidente Lincoln foi a Gettysburg e fez um pequeno discurso, que se tornaria histórico, pois foi neste discurso que ele definiu a democracia – governo do povo, pelo povo e para o povo.

 

Profundamente marcada pelo passado, Gettysburg foi de certa forma condenada a viver no passado, o que não é ruim. Visitar Gettysburg é como fazer uma viagem ao século XIX. É como se a cidade tivesse parado no tempo. Além disso, possui uma grande quantidade de lojas de antiguidades e, para alegria dos colecionadores, uma porção de lojas de soldados de brinquedos, com tudo o que podemos imaginar.

Estive em Gettysburg em julho de 2001. Dali, parti para Nova Iorque e subi ao terraço das torres gêmeas, sem imaginar que menos de 60 dias depois seriam derrubadas por terroristas.

Nesta viagem cometi dois erros. Um deles foi circunstância da vida, enquanto o outro foi burrice mesmo:

- O primeiro erro foi visitar Gettysburg com pouco dinheiro no bolso. Mas em relação a isto, não havia o que fazer, fui com o que tinha. Lembro que as maravilhosas figuras de faroeste das lojas tinham preço unitário a partir de US$25. Desta forma, as figuras ficaram muito mais na minha memória do que na minha prateleira.

- O segundo erro – esta foi a única viagem na minha vida em que levei uma filmadora, daquelas que filmavam em VHS. Com isto, ao invés de fotografar o maravilhoso interior das lojas de brinquedos, eu filmei. Com o tempo as fitas estragaram, de forma que não tenho mais o que olhar para lembrar das maravilhas que vi por lá.

Na foto abaixo, com os canhões, está minha mãe, que me acompanhou a Gettysburg:

Pesquisei na internet, e encontrei algumas informações interessantes para quem for a Gettysburg.

As lojas de toy soldiers mais conceituadas (na internet, ao menos) são:

Gettysburg Miniature Soldiers

"Toy Soldier Shop"

More fun per square inch than a clown car.
(717) 338-1800
Gettysburg Miniature Soldiers
200 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg, PA 17325

www.gettysburgminiaturesoldiers.com

Tarbox
Toy Soldiers

45 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2810
Phone: (717) 338-1865

horseartillery@gmail.com

Ali perto de Gettysburg tem o museu do soldado de brinquedo:

The Toy Soldier Museum
1343 Paradise Falls
Cresco, PA 18326
570-629-7227

jimhill@ptd.net
www.the-toy-soldier.com/

Algumas imagens de Gettysburg:

 

 

 

 

 

Como estive lá, e vi com os próprios olhos, posso afirmar que as lojas de brinquedos são muito, mas muito mais lindas do que mostram estas poucas imagens. Nas lojas é possível encontrar vários tipos de dioramas, do Little Big Horn à segunda guerra mundial.

Em abril de cada ano ocorre o encontro de colecionadores de soldados de brinquedos em Gettysburg. Quem sabe em abril de 2011 eu vou lá, e trago imagens de qualidade para os leitores do site?

Abaixo, uma relação das principais lojas de Gettysburg, com relação do que comercializam:

* #127 - Specializing in Civil War era, both military and general; and Americana.  Come visit us at Regimental Head-
quarters, 226 Cambridge Street, Falmouth, VA 22405.

*#128 Karen's Corner specializing in civil war and victorian era ladies gold filled, hair, seed pearl, and mourning jewelry, victorian buttons, and ladies accessories.

#131 - Stan Clark Military
Books.
 Military books
including new, used and first editions with a focus on Civil War; framed and unframed Civil War prints; bronze sculptures, and Marine Corps memorabilia, miniature collectible lead soldiers. Buys sells and collects Marine Corps items.  Email:
scmb@earthlink.net

* #139 - Porta's Small Treasures.  Specializing in fine porcelains, china and
glassware.

* #143 - Stein's Antiques.
Large selection of antique
medical equipment including Civil War instruments, ointment pots and pharmacy bottles, surgeons kits, stethoscopes, invalid feeders, and much more.
steinmed@infionline.net  For additional Medical, Dental, and Scientific instruments or related items of mine and more go to www.fleaglass.com

* #152 - Little's Coins and
Jewelry
. 17th Century
through modern coins,
including Confederate notes, gold and silver coins,
commemoratives and proof
sets, modern jewelry stamps, and postcards. Buying whole
collections.  Visit our ebay
store.

* #159 - Time Travelers
Antiques/Gettysburg
Antique Connection
. Quality Americana, quilts and textiles, china, glass, personal items, Civil War, vintage clothing and much more.  E-mail us at
timetravelersantiques@
comcast.net
.

* #173 - B and P Antiques.
Emphasis is on collectible
glass, including pattern and
custard glass, Roseville,
Nippon, Belleek, Heisey,
Majolica, etc.

* #175 - Parson Jon's Book Emporium. Antiquarian Civil War and religious books are a specialty. Identified Union
and Confederate paper items, books, letters and photographs.
Email:
virgil9@comcast.net.

* #201 - C. Craig Caba
Antiques
. Colonial Americana and pre-Revolutionary War
artifacts and small objects.

* #215 - Books; Civil War
material, stocks & bonds, and ephemera.

*#222 - Camille Taylor.  Early pressed glass, art glass ( some signed pieces ), Limoges, Royal Daulton, political glass, British Coronation items, Native American Sterling Silver & Turquoise jewelry items a speciality.  e-mail us at  tandtent@dejazzd.com

* #228 - Spanish-American War and World War I era military books and photographs; Lincoln items.

* #230 - Gene Leasure Antiques. Civil War era artifacts, CDVs, stereoviews, Victorian cabinet cards, autographs and pocket watches.

* #231 - Sleepy Hollow Antiques. Civil War artifacts, including dug weapons and Gettysburg items.

* #236 - Nice selection of Victorian and Civil War era
glass and artifacts. Large
selection of fishing and hunting items, oyster cans, and more.

* #253 - Out of Print, First Edition and other signed military books; railroading, trains, and Gone With the Wind.  NEW LINE - Spanish silver from sunken Galleon the Atocha, earrings, pendants, rings and more. 

* #254 -Steve O'Conner - Civil War items with a nice selection of revolvers and muskets, other civil war and Indian war artifacts, some nice dug items available--and all affordable.  E-Mail civilwar46@aol.com

* #256 - The Star and Shield. World War II medals and patches to modern day military items. Police, fireman, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scout patches.  Email:
cadet1915@yahoo.com.

* #263 - Vin Caponi, Jr. Civil War Artifacts. Large selection of sabers, swords, pistols, muskets, and other Civil War items, including bullet molds powder horns & flasks.  Colt items available.

* #264 - Dale's Antiques & Postcards. Very nice selection of Gettysburg and Adams County postcards and souvenir items, Ruby Flask and Cobalt Blue items.

* #266 - Selection of military items, including Civil War to World War II and Vietnam. Visit our edged weapons museum when in the Lancaster area.

* #273 - Large selection of general line antiques, including figurines, advertising tins, high quality diamond rings and gold and silver jewerly items, some military items.

* #275 - Civil War photography is a specialty: CDVs, Cabinet Cards and ambrotypes of Civil War soldiers and generals Union and Confederate, and more! Hard to find images available. e-mail us at
sjmstmp@aol.com  or visit our web site at www.waroftherebellion.com

* #276 - Large selection of early daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and CDV photography; tintypes and cabinet cards of unusual subjects as well as military.

 * #278 - World War I and II German and U.S. items, patches, insignia, armbands, postcards, and some reference books.

* #282 - Very nice selection of original Gettysburg-related Civil War items; Revolutionary War to War of 1812 items

* #286 - Brentiques. Fine porcelains and china including R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Lenox, Moser, Historical, Staffordshire, Nippon, cut and pattern glass and jewelry.

* #289 -Military R Us - Richard Wajda. Selection of dug Civil War items, including artillery shells and Gettysburg-related items; nice selection of U.S. paper money, misprints, and large bills. www.militaryrus.com or E-mail marysman427@aol.com

* #290 -Gettysburg Relics - Relics with Great Provenance.   Andy Keyser owner.  Civil War relics with great provenance as well as Ancient Roman relics and coins, other great collectibles too.  Visit our web page at
www.gettysburgrelics.com or e-mail us at andy@gettysburgrelics.com  phone 717 793 0211.

* #292 - Nice selection of general Civil War to World War II artifacts and items.

* #293 - Military Collectors' Shop. Large selection of World War II items, including patches, clothing, and historical items. Clothing items can be worn--great for the reenactor!  BUY Items or whole collections call            717 - 440 - 1377

* #294 - Keller & Keller Publishing. Large and varied selection of all original World War II patches and other military items. Rare patches are a specialty. e-mail at
keller@tellurian.com

* #296 - James Mountain Antiques. Very nice selection of military and historical items. U.S., French, British, and Canadian items from the Civil War to World War II.   Some general antiques including a nice selection of Opera Glasses and Cornation items.


* #298 - Stars & Bars Antiques and Civil war relics. Nice selection of dug Civil War gift sets and other CW items at a great price, silver pieces and early Estate items.  E-Mail
etpoe@aol.com

* #303 - Large selection of Victorian and Civil War hair artwork and jewelry; gutta percha, jet, and other Civil War ladies' items are a specialty.

*#305 - Erik L. Dorr. Owner of the Robert L. White collection on John F. Kennedy.  Selling Historical relics, fine autographs, Presidential items including autographs. photos, and documents.   Items belonging to famous people is a speciality.              Phone - (707) 758-8996 or e-mail erikdorr@hotmail.com

*#306 - Gettysburg Sentinels LLC - handcrafted keepsakes made from famed historic "witness trees" as well as post battle trees.   Items include, walking sticks made from the "Longstreet witness tree", rifle and sword display racks, desk sets, jewerly boxes, photo frames, artillery shell holders, book racks.  Items made by special request.  contact LTC William D. "Bill" Hewitt, USA, RET. Phone 717 - 338 - 9728 or e-mail at :  hewittw@embarqmail.com

*#307 -  Wayne Stevens. Gettysburg, Pa. souviner items, toy soldiers new and old, some hard to find items. Military books and general antiques and military.

*#308 - JPS Militaria. Very fine militaria from the Franco-Prussian War era through WWII.  Very nice US Marine Corps items and uniforms.   Call 703-273-1131 or contact thru ACOG.

*#310 - Bear & Company  Offering a varied selection of early Spongware, Spatterware, Stick Spatter, salt glazed and blue decorated crocks and pottery items.  Coins, insulators, masom jars, and GI&S milk bottles.   Many of these items are local Gettysburg estate items

*313 - This dealer has a great selection of early military items including Gettysburg items.  Victorian photography, stereoviews, textiles, and signatures.  Civilian CDVs at good prices.

*315 - Moonshadow Memorabilia - Dealer has a-one WWI and WWII military items US, German, Polish, Japanese and more.  Great German military medical and field items plus rare military manuals.  Many of the military items are identified to specific soldiers, check it out!!  e-mail to r.narkiewicz@verizon.net

*316 - "SHOP SCHULTZ" dealer has WWI and WWII American, German, Czech, and other European axis  military items.  Bayonets and knives galore!!  Original and repo price right for the German re-enactor.  Come into the shop or contact John at johndubbs@comcast.net

*318 - " Remember The Maine " - Fred Wardinsky, Dealer in high quality Civil War, Indian War, and Spanish American War Military items including canteens, bridles, bits, photos, and many identified items.  This is a full range dealer with great items at a very nice price.  If you love Span/Am this dealer is a must!  Antique Center showcase number "5" or contact Fred at www.rememberthemaine.com  or call 406-431-8677.

*319 - " Sharpsburg Arsenal" Don Stoops has expanded to Gettysburg with a very nice assortment of high quality Civil War items including general militaria, guns, swords, photos, camp and civilian items, soldiers personal items, and more.  A truly nice selection. Come in and see for your self!!   Don can be contacted at www.sharpsburg-arsenal.com   or e-mail: sarsenal@mip.net  

*320 - " Peter Swift Seibert, LLC" Fine and decorative Arts Appraisers as well as a seller of original Military and Political items including WWII US and German,  medal groups a speciality, photos, swords, and related items. Stop in and see the great movie prop items fro sale from movies "Glory", "North & South", "Mash" and others.. Also a nice selection of MASONIC items: and the unusual.   Buying, Selling, or need an appraisal call (717) 329-8562 or e-mail at veloxswift@aol.com    Please visit our on line store at www.folktopop.com   

*321 " Whitmer - Hammond Antique's" large and varied selection of fine Georgian and Victorian era jewelry including hair and mourning jewelry pieces.  Nice selection of victorian era general antiques including glass, porcelian, and brass items.  Seasonal hours at our Maine location so please call ahead to 207-963-7955 or e-mail whitmer-hammondantiques.com or info@whitmer-hammondantiques.com   e-Bay seller name: valerie*  Please visit our on line store " Ruby Lane" at www.rubylane.com/shops/whitmer-hammond

*322  " Collectable Baseball " including signed Baseball uniforms, bats, gloves, cleets, batting helmets, personal items, Baseball cards by the sets.  Phillies and Orioles are available.  All items 100% authentic, most with POA.

*323 " The Inkwell Autograph Gallery"    Great news from the Inkwell Gallery, As most are aware we closed our Gettysburg retai Gallery at the end of 2008, but have reestablished a retail space with a showcase in the Antique Center of Gettysburg. - showcase #22 .  We are calling it The Inkwell Autograpg Gallery Outlet and will feature a selection of inexpensive items, interesting autographs and memorabilia NOT AVAILABLE at our web site, these will include a wide assortment of Civil War, Political, Entertainment, books, autographed photos amd much more.  As usual, you may continue to view our main inventory at www.inkwellgallery.com   Please check often as we will be adding new items regularly, and when visiting Gettysburg don't forget to check out our display case at the Antique Center for some nice bargins!!

*324 " Something Of Value"  Very nice selection of Forgien Currency and coins as well as American proof sets ans special mint issues.  British and Canadian Military insignia and gerneral antiques all at real afforable prices.  Check Us Out !!

Para colecionador Brasileiro morrer de inveja – colecionar soldados de brinquedo nos Estados Unidos é algo tão sério que há um calendário anual com eventos todos os meses. Abaixo, o calendário de eventos para 2010:

February 19-21
The Atlanta Model Figure Show

Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-12pm
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Powers Ferry
6345 Powers Ferry Road NW
Atlanta GA 30339. (770) 955-1700
Contact: Atlanta Military Figure Society.
P.O. Box 191212
Atlanta, GA 31119
Website:
www.atlantafigures.com

Februrary 20
Heart of the South (Annandale Toy Soldier Show)

9am - 3pm
VFD Community Center
7128 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Info: 201-257-2687 or 201-342-6475
Eddie Gries

Februrary 28th
21st Annual West Coaster Toy Soldier & Miniature Figure Show

9 am - 3 pm
Irvine Marriott - Orange County Airport
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA
Contact: 760-758-5481
Website:
www.oldtoysoldierhome.com

Februrary 28th
21st Annual West Coaster Toy Soldier & Miniature Figure Show

9 am - 3 pm
Irvine Marriott - Orange County Airport
18000 Von Karman Ave.Irvine, CA
Contact: 760-758-5481
Website:
www.oldtoysoldierhome.com

March 7
14th Annual New Jersey Toy Soldier & Miniature Figure Show & Sale

9am - 3pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Two Harmon Plaza
Secaucus New, Jersey
Info: 201-257-2687 or 201-342-6475
Eddie Gries

March 11 - 14
Cold Wars Wargaming Convention

Thursday, 12pm - 6pm, Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday, 9am - 6pm, Sunday, 9am - noon
Lancaster Host Resort
2300 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30)
Lancaster, PA 17602
Lancaster Host Resort: 1-800-233-0121
http://www.lancasterhost.com
Show Contact:
director@coldwars.org
Cold Wars 2010
PO Box 213
Hainesport, NJ 08036

April 18th
21st Annual Indy Toy Soldier Show

10 am - 3 pm
Sheraton Inn North 8787 Keystone Crossing (I-465 Exit 33)
Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Barry Carter 765-345-5665
email:
indytoysoldier@hotmail.com
Show website: www.playsetmagazine.com/IndyShow

April 18th
North East Toy Soldier Society Toy Soldier Show Sunday

9am-3pm
NEW location! Marriott Boston Burlington
One Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
781-229-6565
Contact: Matt Murphy (781)321-8855

April 22-24
AMPS 2010 (Armor Modeling and Preservation Society International Armor Modeling Contest and Exhibition)

WW2 Victory Museum
Auburn, IN
Website:
www.amps-armor.org/ampssite

April 25
Antique Collectible Toy and Doll World Show

8 am - 3 pm
Kane Co. Fairgrounds
525 South Randall Rd.
St. Charles, IL.
email:
Chicagotoyshow@aol.com
Website: www.chicagotoyshow.com

April 25
3rd Annual Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show

10am - 3pm
Gettysburg Hotel
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg PA 17235
Contact: John Stengel 718-418-9439

May 7 - 8
69th Miniature Figure Collectors of America

Valley Forge Convention Center
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.mfcashow.com/
Convention Center:
Phone: 610-354-8212
Website:
www.vfconventioncenter.com

May 9
Plastic Warrior Show

Queen Charlotte Hall, Parkshot
Richmond, Surrey, England,
Contact: Paul Morehead:
pw.editor@ntlworld.com
Website:
www.plasticwarrior.co.uk/show.html

May 17
17th Ohio Toy Soldier Show & Sale
- New Location

The Galaxy Restaurant and Banquet Center
201 Park Centre Dr, (at State Route 94 and I-76)
Wadsworth, Ohio
Contact: Doug McClure
330-722-675
Email:
dmcclure1@zoominternet.net
540 N
Harmony St
Medina, OH 44256

May 29 - 30
4th Annual Texas Show Historical Miniatures & Toy Soldier Event

Saturday: 9am - 4 pm, Sunday: 10am - 3 pm
The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
Contact: TSSD, 760-723-6583
eMail-
tssd@soldiers.com
Website:
www.sdsoldiers.com

June 18 - 19
12th Annual Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show

The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum
144 Kruger Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 242-8133 or toll free 1-877-242-8133
Email:
museum@toyandtrain.com

July 8 - 11
Historicon 2010

Valley Forge Convention Center - New Location
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.vfconventioncenter.com
Show Website:
www.historicon.org/

July 10
Dave Hart Shows - Toy Show

8:30am - 2pm
Tall Cedars Hall #45
2501 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville, Maryland 21234
Website:
www.davehartshows.com

July 18
Great Northern Toy Soldier and Model Figure Show 2010

Davy Sporting Club (off Prince of Wales Road)
Sheffield, England
Contact:
Len Cooksey
6 Manor House Road
Rotherham S61 1NT
Email:
cooksey@btinternet.com

September 26
OTSN 30th Annual Chicago Toy Soldier Show

Room Trading Begins on the 22nd or 23rd
Hyatt Regency Woodfield
Schaumburg, IL.
Contact: Don Pielin 630-497-1239
email:
dimestores@aol.com
website:
www.toysoldiershow.com

October 23
Antique Collectible Toy and Doll World Show

8 am - 3 pm
Kane Co. Fairgrounds
525 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL.
email:
Chicagotoyshow@aol.com
Website: www.chicagotoyshow.com

October 31
28th Annual East Coast Toy Soldier Show (The Hackensack Show)

9am – 3pm
$6 Admission/under 12 free
Rothman Center, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Off of Route 4 West and Hackensack Ave. South, Hackensack, NJ
Contact: Vintage Castings (973) 831-8900
bill@vintagecastings.com

November 27
Dave Hart Shows - Train & Toy Show

8:30am - 1pm
Tall Cedars Hall #45
2501 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville, Maryland 21234
Website:
www.davehartshows.com

Até a próxima,

Marcos Guazzelli

Março de 2010





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