Terry Sells Manoil Soldiers
Terry Sells produced Manoil Soldiers from the original Manoil moulds in 1976. The moulds were later sold to Ron Eccles and Eccles Brothers continues to produce the figures. All of Terry Sells figures are stamped "R 1976". Terry Sells only produced these figures for a short time and they are rarely seen. There is numerous references to Terry Sells in O'Briens 1st Edition.
All Values based on Mint condition only
Terry Sells Manoil soldiers produced from original moulds
M187 Flag Bearer - $18.00
M188 Parade - $18.00
M191 Aviator Holding Bomb - $18.00
M192 Observer - $18.00
M193 Aircraft Spotter - $18.00
M194 Soldier with bazooka - $18.00
M195 Motorcycle rider - $20.00
M196 Machine Gunner lying - $18.00
M198 Sniper Kneeling - $18.00
M199 Soldier with gas mask - $18.00
M200 Sniper - $18.00
M202 Anti-Aircraft gunner - $18.00
Original Post from Jeff Viggiano, formerly the producer of Sentimental Journeys Dimestore Figures and currently the owner of The New Barclay Company.
09/05/04 02:20 PM
As far as I know, all of the moulds Terry Sells had wound up in the collection of Ron Eccles. Way back in the early 80's I wrote to Terry about how he came about the moulds as well as any info on survival rates, etc., In his reply to me to told me he still had a large number of moulds for unproduced pieces and gave me a price if I was interested in buying. I guess he never expected any kind of interest on my part, because I sent him a letter asking for more details, etc and I didn't hear from him for a couple months. Finally, a letter shows up telling me he sold the moulds to another collector. When I got the next catalog from Eccles, Lo and Behold, there were all the pieces that Terry was talking about, such as the military train, etc. Oh well, no real loss, because those bronze slush moulds are a GENUINE pain in the @#$ to use!!