Arabian Mare, Sorrel - CHALKY
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.
Breyer Model #3055
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