Western Horse, Black Pinto w/ Blue Ribbon Sticker
Breyer's Western Horse was available in black pinto only from 1954-1973. Being so long retired, finding one in good condition for your collection can be a challenge. He wears rounded white pinto markings in the same pattern that he shares with the sorrel pinto release, four socks, white mane, black tail with a white tip, and airbrushed bald face. They saw some changes during their run, mainly to their saddles, which went from high-rivet snap saddles to low-rivet snap saddles, to slip-on saddles, during their time. When a saddle is present, it can help date the model.
This guy is in Near Mint condition with just eartip rubs and very slight yellowing, which should be easy to remedy with a day or two of sunshine. He shows speckly overspray on his face, giving him a roan-like appearance. He wears a snap-on saddle, a semi-gloss finish and no mold marks. He is a blue ribbon model who still wears most of his blue ribbon.
Breyer Model #55