youve been collecting as long as I have and in a specialized niche;
it takes quite a bit to get excited. September 2001 at the OTSN show,
Schamburg, Illinois was one of those occasions.
We talked while she unwrapped her figures. Then, out came the most unique item I had seen in years while looking for bands. It was a single vignette in 54MM. consisting of a camel with five musicians in Arab clothing, two figures per side and one standing holding reins. I was flabbergasted and she knew she had a sale.
musicians were dressed in multi coloured clothing and consisted of the
standing musician playing an end blown flute (very rarely see) on one
side was a cymbal player and a single African cylinderical drum. On
the opposite, a player using a Middle East folk lute and a folk Shawms
(a Middle East reed instrument) this combination of reeds, strings and
percussion is not common in toy soldiers.