The Peter Werner Collection consists of thousands of toy soldiers from around the globe. With close to 14,000 pieces, it is one of the largest collections in the world and can be found on permanent display at The Union League Club in NYC. You will find soldiers and civilians dating hundreds of years and representing numerous wars, conflicts as well as everyday life.
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This collection is online due to the generosity of avid collector Morton H. Sachs.
I am an incurable collector. I am also in the pursuit of harnessing knowledge about collectibles.
From my first collection of Zuni Fetish Carvings, I have pursued my avocation, concentrating on a very narrow focus. I have always turned to the experts and have engaged brilliant scholars along the way to add the correct descriptions to these precious objects.
I value the information as well as the object itself and often donate the material once it is studied.
Collectors often die with their collections. While they have the joy of the hunt, and the pleasure of owning, there can be more. Think of the concept of sharing it with the world.
Museums often do not have the storage or the exhibition space, whereas the internet has unlimited exhibition space.
To add to the body of knowledge of the world has always been my inspiration. This web site accomplishes that goal.
– Morton H. Sachs