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Prince August Toy Soldier Factory

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Prince August Toy Soldier Factory
* Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland * Phone + 353 (0)26 40222 * Fax + 353 (0)26 40004 * http://www.princeaugust.ie/ *

As we were driving around Ireland looking for stone monuments, dolmen, tombs, and holy wells we stumbled upon this toy factory in the small village of Kilnamartyra in Macroom, near Killarney town and Cork City. The parking lot was empty but the open sign was up. The outside of the building had beautiful artwork and painting of mythology, toy soldiers, and dragons. Inside we were greated by a mom and her son who showed us around the store, let us take a peek in the warehouse, and demonstrated lead casting of the toy soldiers. Apparently this is the only Toy Soldier Factory in all of Europe and one of the largest of its kind in the world. They offer tours of the facilities, demonstrations, school tours, family days, parties, and craft making sessions.

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They offer casting and painting workshops as well. The Factory creates a variety of start kits that contain moulds that can be used for home crafting to create your own toy soldiers or mythical beings. The selection ranges from toy soldiers, traditional soldiers, Romans, Vikings, Faeries, Mythological Figures, Chess Sets, Christmas Ornaments, and Teddy Bears. The factory was founded in 1976 by two new Irish residents from Sweden. They bought a factory building in Kilnamartyra, recruited local help, and bought mould making machines beginning production. They originally packed and distributed in Germany while manufacturing in Ireland at first, but as their resources grew in Ireland, moved operations completely into Ireland. We had a great visit, and enjoyed the figurines. Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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Amy Brown: Amy Brown Figurine, Winged Goddess with Silver Corset (AB0001)


Amy Brown Figurine, Winged Goddess with Silver Corset (AB0001)

Amy Brown Figurines

Amy Brown Figurines: #AB0001 Winged Goddess wearing Silver Corset. roughly 12″ tall x 6″ wide. Amy Brown Figurine: #01 – Winged Woman Fairy Wearing Silver Corset

Amy Brown

Pacific Northwest artist Amy Brown was born in Bellingham Washington in 1972. As a child she spent countless hours drawing fairy princesses at an old, dark wood table in the living room of the beach cabin her parents rented. The doodling continued throughout her adolescence and at the age of 21 she began to take her art seriously, specializing in painting the fairy realm. Amy started working with water colors and found a deep love for the translucent qualities of the paint … a perfect medium in which to paint the creatures of Fairy. Come visit her fairy friends … stay a while.

    “I try to keep things simple, so the viewer’s eyes and mind are allowed to create their own reality. Every viewer has a different story to go with what they see. Often they pick up on things in the paintings that I never even realized were there.” – Amy Brown

$90.00

Weight: 2 lb.

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Amy Brown Queen Figurine with Branch


Amy Brown Figurine, Queen with branch (AB0010)

Amy Brown Figurines

Amy Brown Figurines: #AB0010 Queen with Branch. roughly 23 cm tall x 18 x 8 cm base. Amy Brown Figurine: #10 – Woman Fairy with Black and Red Wings holding a Hawthorne Branch

Amy Brown

Pacific Northwest artist Amy Brown was born in Bellingham Washington in 1972. As a child she spent countless hours drawing fairy princesses at an old, dark wood table in the living room of the beach cabin her parents rented. The doodling continued throughout her adolescence and at the age of 21 she began to take her art seriously, specializing in painting the fairy realm. Amy started working with water colors and found a deep love for the translucent qualities of the paint … a perfect medium in which to paint the creatures of Fairy. Come visit her fairy friends … stay a while.

    “I try to keep things simple, so the viewer’s eyes and mind are allowed to create their own reality. Every viewer has a different story to go with what they see. Often they pick up on things in the paintings that I never even realized were there.” – Amy Brown

$90.00

Weight: 2 lb.

#AB0010






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