Black Beauty ~ The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
* Rider not included*
Paul Revere's famous ride, as written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, became a rallying cry for American patriotism. Watching the old bell tower for the signal lanterns (One if by land, two if by sea), Paul galloped off through the countryside on a borrowed horse named Brown Beauty, famously warning, "The British are coming!"
It's apt then, that Breyer chose the galloping Black Beauty mold to represent Brown Beauty. This set, originally packaged in a window-front display box, includes the horse, rider in period clothing, saddle, and bridle (which was permanently attached with the bit running through the horse's mouth). The set was made in 2005 only, and was limited to 3500 pieces, so they don't often come up for sale.
The horse is in Excellent condition with several small and light rubs as well as eartip rubs. He features nice highlights. He comes with his saddle (minor scratches and missing the tongue on one girth buckle, but it still holds due to creative use of the buckle ring) and bridle, which was made to remain on the horse, with the bit running through his mouth.
Despite these flaws, this is a hard-to-find set that will display beautifully for you.
Rider has been sold separately, and is not included with the horse, but I left his photos in the listing because we didn't take photos of the saddle except with him in it.
Breyer Model #1226