Arabian Mare, Sorrel - CHALKY

Breyer

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The sweet Arabian Family by Maureen Love was originally released in this sorrel coat as part of the Arabian Family set from 1973-1991.  The mare is a warm sorrel with a stripe and four socks.

In the early 1970s, during the oil embargos, Breyer found white plastic too expensive, so they used mixed-color plastic and painted the model white before applying body colors.  The white basecoat has a chalk-like appearance, hence the name chalkies for this style of models.  This mare is a basecoat chalky, very hard to find these days, since chalkies have more fragile finishes than regular models.  Chalkies in any condition have value and are sought-after by collectors for their scarcity and the bit of Breyer history they embody.

This mare is Near Mint with only a scattering of pinpoint rubs and a couple very tiny grey marks.  Her largest rub is actually just an ear edge rub!  Because of the lovely blending on her, I expect it will be hard to tell in photos that she's chalky, but she certainly is.  She shows white basecoat paint in her lovely socks and her well-masked stripe.  She also features a typically speckly paint job, unglossed eyes, and a stripe that goes down into one nostril.  One of the best-condition chalkies we've ever had here!  As a bonus, we also have her chalky foal available separately here until sold.

 

Size:  Classic

Breyer Model #3055

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