Authenticast Toy Soldiers Set 214 1st Georgia 1778 Infantry Advancing. Authenticast and Authenticast Comet Gaeltacht Industries were names the soldiers went under. Despite the United States location of the firm, Authenticast was a truly international venture. Sweden's Holger Ericksson was bought to the company's attention by fellow countryman Curt Wennberg, an attache to the United States who became associated with Comet during the war, probably because of the firm's work for the government. Eriksson's soldiers have a rough hewn dash that only Manoil's Walter Baetz approached, in his own distinctively, that has attracted collectors since 1946, when Authenticast first appeared on the market.