Another product of today's visit was these two figures. Although at first sight I thought they were British Napoleonic light infantry, on closer inspection the shako looks like an Albert to me - it has a rear peak and a central ball.
The question is - what were these figures for? Are they figure dolls awaiting animation and basing to form new figures in the Crimean Range? Are they perhaps unused figures for foot artillery gunners? They are very crisp castings which look like the first batch out of the mould. Any information would be gladly received (by comments or otherwise).