Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Vintage Boxes

I recently won a lot of vintage riders, accessories, and pets, which all came in their original boxes, which is a rather unusual occurrence as most people would just throw the packaging away. I've been wanting a vintage sidesaddle rider for a while and the other riders were particularly nice as well... and I've never been known to pass up a chance at any pet.

I couldn't find any dates on the boxes beyond the month - October, November, and one blurred - but the stamps are pre-decimalization stamps which were discontinued in 1971 and I've found examples of these particular stamps listed with the date of 1967, though I'm not sure how many years they were available. So, I'm guessing the dates of these models are some time between 1967 and 1971.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Pony Molds: Vintage Native Types

Bellwood Sexton
Sexton is a vintage Dartmoor from between 1953-61 based on his lead leg wires. He has been restored, repainted, and rehaired.

Pony Molds: Vintage Show Types

Farfrae Cheeky
Cheeky is an extensively restored vintage Pony Hunter. His mouth letter is d, meaning he was made in 1974. The mold is supposed to stand square, but the model came to me with the off-hind leg in a cocked position, so I copied that when I resculpted the limb. He has been repainted, but effort has been made to closely match the original colour and painting style.

Pony Molds: Vintage Pony Mare (I & II)

Farfrae Frosch

Pony Molds: Vintage Welsh Pony (I & II)

Bellwood Hopscotch
Hopscotch is an early example - likely produced between 1953-61 due to the lead leg wires - of the first Welsh Pony mold. This particular model was likely a special order due to his detailed and realistic pinto pattern. His legs are in rough shape, but as the body is hard and seems stable, I'd prefer to leave him be.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Foal Molds: Vintage Yearling

Farfrae Jubilee
Jubilee came from an eBay lot of severely damaged horses and riders from around the early 1970s. She has been heavily restored.

Foal Molds: Vintage Foal

Blue Street Comus
This little foal's name comes from that of the main character of The Unbearable Bassington, by Saki, and he is the foal to Bassington in Exile, the Jumping Horse; both models came from the same auction.

Horse Molds: Vintage Sport Horses

Farfrae Muggle