Santa Cruz Mountains
Sierra Toy Soldier Co. 29 N. Santa Cruz Ave., (866) 869-7653, (408) 395-3000. Lined with shelves displaying detailed dioramas of battalions of soldiers from various wars, this is a destination shop for toy soldier collectors and offers everything from inexpensive toy items on up to the finest quality collector pieces from St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the perfect place to bring Dad for Father's Day--or give him a gift certificate and bring him in later.
The image above shows two combatants from the Australian Light Horse battle. They were made by a former royal Marine, a Scotsman who lives now in Hong Kong. He will be at the shop on September 17, 2011 for an open house.
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image ©2011 Carole Terwilliger Meyers