Western Horse, Palomino - Final Year of Production - Blue-ish Tint

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Breyer's Western Horse was produced in palomino for longer than any other release on any mold.  This icon of model horse collecting was made from 1951-1991.  During that time, there were changes to his bridle, reins, and saddle, as well as numerous color variations, making him a fun model to collect.

He is Near Mint with just a couple of tiny 1/8" marks from his reins lying against his neck.  His plastic appears to have a slight blue-green-greyish tinge, showing in his socks and face. Photos don't capture it well, but we've included a close-up of his socks so you can see the tint better against our white background.  It's subtle, but we both noticed it while processing him.  We didn't see this in the other 1991 model we have (or any others), so we're not sure how many were made with this plastic variation.  His bridle and reins are nice and shiny, like the day they were made.

These final-year models are significant pieces of Breyer history, as it was both the last year of the iconic palomino Western Horse's production AND the first year the Reeves mold mark was used on horses.  During 1991, production slowly shifted from the original Chicago factory to the new factory in New Jersey.

 

Color:   Dark butterscotch color with flaxen mane and tail.  Plastic shows a colored tint.
Finish:  Matte
Reins:   Bracelet-link, shiny
Saddle: Slip-On saddle with tan shading that gets darker toward the back
Mold Mark:  Breyer-Reeves

 

 

Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #57