Wm Hocker | Ordering/Particulars

The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor

Although our catalogue is on the internet, we must confess that our methods of operation and business practices are positively antique. We have no shopping carts or check out buttons: you must, I'm afraid, deal personally with me, Bill Hocker, the company proprietor, sculptor, moldmaker and shipping clerk. Many sets are currently in stock, usually only one set of each number listed. All sets not in stock are made to order and orders take 1 to 2 months to fill. If you wish to purchase goods please refer to the information below, and send your order via email or via snail-mail to:

Wm. Hocker, Proprietor
1605 Arch Street
Berkeley, California, 94709

If you have questions I can sometimes be reached by phone at 510-841-4458 (check California time first), and always by email at bill@wmhocker.org.

Ordering &

With the exception of the items on our in-stock page, all sets are made to order. A receipt and approximate shipping date will be sent when the order is received. A 1 to 2 month backorder period should be anticipated. Full payment must be included at the time of ordering.

There are no price discounts beyond those offered on the in-stock page.

All prices shown in this catalog are in US$.

Shipping Costs:
To USA destinations: add $15 for first set, $5 per additional set.
To all other destinations (including Canada) add the greater of $35 or 15% of the amount ordered.

Additional Costs:
Californians add 9% sales tax.
Finance charge on PayPal orders: add 5% to total order (including shipping and sales tax).

Payments may be made by:
  • personal check in US$
  • bank or postal money order in US$
  • foreign Bank draught in US$
  • PayPal (I will email you a PayPal invoice)
    (No more regular credit card orders, I'm afraid)
    A 5% finance charge will be added to PayPal orders.
    Checks or money orders should be made payable to Wm. Hocker.

  • Shipping:
    Orders within the USA will be sent via Priority Mail. International orders will be sent Global Express Mail.

    All international orders will be declared and insured for their full value.

    Set Numbering

    All sets are numbered consecutively when introduced into the Wm Hocker line. In addition, each set is given a number at the time of sale to mark that particular set. Thus, "No 3/61" indicates this to be the 61st of set # 3 to be sold.

    Special orders

    OK, I relent. Companion sets (i.e. the substitution of an officer for a regular man) may be ordered at the regular set price when ordered with a regular set. No other requests for special orders can be entertained.

    Castings, individual guns and individual figures are not for sale.


    I want all my troops billeted only in happy quarters. All unsatisfactory purchases may be returned in good condition for replacement or refund. For goods damaged in shipment please email me or call 510-841-4458 to arrange for replacement.

    Restoration Work

    We are not, unfortunately, in a position to repair or restore "pre-owned" Wm. Hocker sets. However, this work may be professionally done by Mr. Neil Rhodes of The Toy Soldier Shop of Washington DC

    Since 1983