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How can you find vintage Breyer horses?

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Vintage Breyer horses can be purchased on online auction sites like eBay or on specialty sites for Breyer collectors, like IdentifyYourBreyer.com, TimberShope.com, and WalkAboutFarm.com. Prices vary widely depending on the age, quality and rarity of the horse.

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The Breyer company has been making toy and model horses since 1950. At first, it produced a wide range of plastic creations as the Breyer Molding Company, but it soon began to focus exclusively on animals, especially horses, after an order for a Western horse to adorn a mantelpiece clock caused the company to be flooded with requests to purchase just the horse. The name of the company is currently Breyer Animal Creations to reflect that focus.

All Breyer horses begin as artist's sculptures and are handcrafted and hand-painted, even today. They are valued for their aesthetics as well as the realism in its horses. Vintage Breyer horses are Breyer horses that are at least 25 years old and tend to be shiny instead of the current matte coloring that most Breyer horses have now. Breyer Animal Creations is aware of its large collector base and has several collector clubs, such as the Kid's Club and Vintage Club, that enthusiasts can join through its website for a fee.

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