Q: I want to try my hand at building model soldiers and dioramas of famous war or battle scenes. Is there a group or organization I can contact or any exhibitions where such military pieces can be seen?
A: Write to Shelly Stein, president of the Military Miniature Society of Illinois, Box 394, Skokie, Ill. 60077, enclosing $12 for annual dues and the society's bimonthly publication.
Q: I'm interested in arts and crafts style copper pieces signed with Roycroft markings. Where can I find such items and related information?
A: "Roycroft Art Metal," by Kevin McConnell, contains pictures and prices for copper Roycroft arts and crafts pieces; the book is available for $16.95 postpaid from Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1469 Morstein Road, West Chester, Pa. 19380.
Anita Gold can be reached by writing Anita Gold, Maryland Living, The Sun, Baltimore 21278. Selected questions will appear in her column. The volume of mail makes individual replies impossible. When writing sources listed in this column, enclose an addressed, stamped envelope for replies.