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World's largest collection of toy soldiers is to be auctioned - Daily Mail

April 19 2018 .World's largest collection of 250,000 toy soldiers is to be auctioned - Daily Mail The figures, made out of materials including lead, metal and plastic, belonged to Carmelo Mazzotta, of Brislington, Bristol, who died of leukaemia aged 55. Carmelo Mazzotta began collecting toy soldiers as a boy and dedicated his life to them. Alongside the soldiers, the collection features accessories ranging from miniature forts and weapons to planes and trees. Most of the soldiers stand between one and two inches tall, although some are larger. As well as the floor space in the double garage, there was also a mezzanine floor - and four shelves wrapped around the side of the garage - filled with the figures.
The collection, some of which was displayed in their individual regiments in the garage, is understood to be the biggest in the world ever to go to auction.

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