Simon Clark has been collecting toy soldiers since the early 1960s. This collecting bug culminated in amassing a world-class collection of Napoleonic figures (over 5,000 individual pieces). Following a twenty-year career in human resource management, Simon changed direction and began his dream job working as Military Figure Consultant and Cataloguer for Vectis Auctions in 2003, a role in which he continues to this day.
Simon and toy soldiers feature in two episodes of the recently broadcast ten-part Yesterday Channel TV Series: ‘Scouting For Toys’(a year in the life of Vectis Auctions), which premiered in the UK in 2022. Currently focussing on completing a collection of Napoleonic militaria and antiquarian books, Simon lives in North Yorkshire with his wife and youngest daughter.