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Russell Family Model Horse & Equipment Museum

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Russell Family Model Horse & Equipment Museum

Last year we made the 3-hour trip to Hartland, Maine, to meet Mrs. Winnie Russell and Philip Russell, the wife and son of E.C. Russell, a man who entertained and educated people throughout the Northeast US with his traveling model horse display. Philip has built a wonderful museum in tribute to his father's work. Please join me in a tour of this incredible little museum, but first let me tell you why this place, and these folks, are so special to me. When I was around twelve, already an avid model horse collector, I came across a large converted horse...

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Collecting Model Horses on a Budget

Posted by Eleda Towle on

We've all seen the models that sell for hundreds of dollars each, and begin to think we're getting priced out of the hobby, but you don't have to spend a fortune to be a collector!  Collecting is about the hunt - trying to find that elusive model we've been looking for - and about the joy in displaying our treasures, either just for ourselves or to show off to others.  Whether you (or someone you care about) is just starting in the hobby or wants to keep collecting despite a tight budget, there are ways you can create a nice...

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