“Medieval Flat Figure by Hans Mueller, Erfurt”


(Zinnfiguren der Ritterzeit von Hans Müller, Erfurt)


by Richard L. Sanders et al.






This book on Hans Mueller’s medieval and Saracen/Ottoman flat figures is expected to be published in June 2021.  People who pre-order it can have it mailed once printed or can pick it up at the 2021 Börse in Kulmbach, if the event is held.  Due to printing and mailing costs, the quantity of books published will be limited and scaled to the number of pre-orders. 

Those pre-ordering will receive a € 5.00 discount, but unfortunately due to the mailing costs, the publishers cannot waive the entire mailing cost outside Germany (see below).


The book will be 180 pages, DIN A4 (8¼ x 11¾ in.), softcover format, and contain about 600 illustrations including colour photos of all of Hans Mueller’s medieval, Saracen and Ottoman figures that have been painted by 34 collectors from Germany, Europe and the U.S.  It also contains all of the additional, attachable flags for the 1410 Battle of Tannenberg/Grunwald that Mueller produced.  All 460-plus figures are presented in their original 30mm scale, many depicting both sides.  Additionally, the photo montages depicting all of the unpainted figures and the tables describing them, which appeared the Nov 2019-Jun 2020 articles in the Die Zinnfigur magazine have been updated, have English descriptions and other additional information.  The publication also has chapters written by Gernot Schlager, Henry Schmidt und Hans Schwahn – experts on the development of medieval armour and the Mueller figures - and an English language synopsis for those who cannot read German.  Purchasers will also be able to request an English “companion” document which translates all of the texts and the substantive parts of the captions; it will be emailed as a “pdf” file upon request.  This book is a valuable reference work for every collector and provides a unique view of some of the most beautiful flats ever produced, and then painted by, impressive artists.


Pre-ordering period:  until 15 May 2021


Pre-ordering in English:  Rick Sanders, 31 Silver Darter Lane, Candler, NC 28715, USA


                        NOTE: Please also include Mr. Levec’s email address ( when pre-ordering.

NOTE:  Pre-ordering instructions are also available in German in Die Zinnfigur and some other German-language hobby-related publications.


Preorder cost:             Germany:        € 35,-- including domestic mailing

                                    E.U.:                           € 38,-- including international mailing

                                    North America:  € 41,-- ($50 U.S.) -- including international mailing


Price after the preordering period ends on 15 May 2021: € 40.00/ ca. $50.00 plus shipping


For pre-ordering, please include the mailing address (street, town, country).  Payment will be due upon receipt of the publication.  An invoice with payment options (check, bank transfer or PayPal) will be included with the publication in the packaging.