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Monarch Miniatures

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Robert Dominick, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Robert Dominick Member

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    Does anyone know if Monarch miniatures is still in business? If so, does anyone have the contact info? I tried looking online but did not come up with it.
    Thanks
  2. Wlas Member

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    I heard that Augie may have passed on. I know a great deal of his Estate was up for grabs on ebay about a year ago.
  3. PJ Deluhery Active Member

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    I believe that at least some of the Monarch molds were purchased by a NJ (?) company and are available under another name. I've seen this company selling at the Long Island, NY figure show. Can't recall the neame at the moment, but it may come to me later. Sorry to be so vague.
  4. Robert Dominick Member

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    Majnun,

    I am sorry to hear about Augie.

    PJ deluhery, Thanks.
  5. blaster Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bob,
    Not sure if you are referring to an older company of the same name. I extract the text below from a toy soldier website:
    "Other American firms included Valiant Miniatures of Skokie, Illinois, Squadron/Rubin Miniatures of Michigan, Mini Men, produced in Ohio, Monarch Miniatures produced figures made by the British artist, Cliff Sanderson, and sold his series of ‘Pirates of Portuga’, and H R Products of Illinois manufactured a range of 54 mm weapons. "

    Rgds Victor
  6. milminwh Member

    I was not aware that August Benkhert (sp?) passed on. He was ill 2 years ago (had a minor stroke) & suspended business operations. I do carry his line, but have not been able to replenish for some time and have the understanding that he may have closed shop.

    Robert, if you need his contact info, I do have his phone number (he lives in Long Island, NY). Send me an e-mail if you want to try calling.

    Regards,
    John
  7. PJ Deluhery Active Member

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    Ok, I Finally remembered it! Age or too much thinner inhaled over the years!

    It's a NY Company called Medieval Miniatures. The web site is: http://www.medievalproductions.com/index.htm


    You will not see anything marked as Monarch, but if you know the line, you will recognize the figures. I saw the wizards, etc. at LI, recognized them (I've painted most of the large ones), and asked the guy if they were previously Monarch. He said he had purchased the original Monarch molds.

    IMHO some of these molds are a bit "tired" so expect more than the usual clean up. Still, a great line of figures. Hope this helps.

    I understand this guy and others that Monarch is no longer in business.

    Good luck.
  8. Robert Dominick Member

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    Victor, Thanks. In my search on the web I too came across similure sites.

    John, I am trying to find some of his civil war artillery stuff. I may try to get that number from you.

    PJ Deluhery, Thanks again. I looked on the site you linked but he did not have any of the civil war stuff. It will be a shame if the Monarch line is gone forever. Even though the figures, etc. are old, he had a nice range to choose from.

    I am looking for the Civil War Artillery horse team if anyone has one or knows someone who wants to depart with it.

    Thank all!
  9. August Benkert is very much alive and well and Monarch Miniatures is still making figures. I saw him yesterday at the Toy Soldier Show in Hackensack, N.J.
    The contact information - Monarch Miniatures, P.O. Box 238, Malverne, N.Y. 11565-0238. Phone 516-593-4375. Email monarchminiatures@yahoo.com
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  10. theBaron A Fixture

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    Giving a little bump to this thread. August Benkert passed away two years ago. I'm not sure what happened to his molds.

    Prost!
    Brad

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