Model Horse - Breyer - Collectibles
Model Breyer Horse collectibles are amongst the finest miniature horse models available today. For people interested in the model horse show circuit, the Model Breyer Horse collectibles are quite ideal as a detailed scale model. An extremely popular hobby, model horse shows are almost the home field for Model Breyer Horse collectibles as they beat most of the competition hands down.
The story for Breyer began in 1950 when they made their first horse to stand alongside a clock. Since then, they have slowly developed into full-time production of these miniature models that are cherished by collectors the world over. Moderate pricing along with a keen knowledge about the anatomy and features of the animal made Breyer one of the biggest names in the industry. Today, the company also prints an in-house magazine about horses, both live and models.
Prices for Model Breyer Horse Collectibles
Model Breyer Horse collectibles can start at around $15 and in the case of the fancier models, go up to $350. These horses are available in a number of sizes but before starting off with the hobby, you need to decide exactly where you want to go with it. For people looking for some serious collections, who plan to display them or compete in model horse shows, there is an abundance of models of varying sizes, breeds, make and texture of the models.
Most Model Breyer Horse collectibles are made of cellulose acetate but if you are a bit more eccentric, then you can look at the “Gallery” editions where you get resin, porcelain and even bronze models.
Each horse in your Model Breyer Horse Collectibles' list will contain a molded mark that identifies the models, their date of manufacture and other details.
Most cellulose acetate models are hand-painted and there are certain features of this painting that can give you an idea of how much the Model Breyer Horse collectible is worth. Repainted models are generally missing the original mark as well as a certificate of authenticity that normally accompanies every genuine Model Breyer Horse collectible.
Older models tend to be much more valuable and can be easily recognized by the whites of their eyes. Older models were made with exceptional detail and this makes them more expensive. There are certain known rare pieces available as well and these are beyond the regular line of models that were manufactured. Hard to get your hands on, these special collections are the most expensive Model Breyer Horse collectibles out there today.
Storing these models is quite easy as all are meant to be placed on display cases and tables. Some models, ones of rearing stallions, were meant for book cases and came with padding on the hind hoofs and tail, to protect the table.
A great place to get started is either by locating a nearby collector and getting advice or by getting your hands on the bi-monthly magazine from Breyer. Not only does the magazine give information about the latest developments, its also gives vital tips to hobbyists who are into collecting, or thinking about starting, Model Breyer Horse collectibles.