Found on Facebook ,part of the collection of Baron Charles Greenway , seem to be mainly Britains(?) I can't find any reference to him collecting toy soldiers - 'the love that dare not speak it's name' ? . Perhaps people knew but didn't say anything - just lie HG Wells.
Now if ever a man looked like he should collect toy soldiers it's this chap ! ' a businessman involved in the oil industry lived 1857-1934 - I'm sure he was a barrel of laughs when you got to know him .