The Breyer Spotlight: Your Horse Model Market Resource
In this issue
1) A Personal note from Bonnie
2) Feature Article
3) A Link to a special report
This has been a busy week for us, working to get
everything organized for the new website, putting
together the information for the ezine articles
and answering emails daily. Wow. I am so very
excited that all of you are responding so well
to this idea and I thank you for all of your input.
It means more to me than you know.
We have so many great things in store in response
to your questions and concerns; you just have to
check it out. There are new pages going up every
week, and new ideas from collectors just like you.
That website again is:
Breyer Horse Collectors
Feature Article; Determining Vintage
When several people asked me, within only a couple
of days, what makes a vintage model, I knew I had
to write about it.
I know I have my thoughts, but I wanted to see
what others thought as well. So I asked. The responses
I received varied to a certain extent but were fairly
Let me explain why I think the way I do about
this subject. For many years my wonderful husband
has been involved in Antique Tractor Pulling. For
several years I too took part in the festivities
and won several blue ribbons on our BF Avery A.
We became involved in the work that went on behind
the scenes in this hobby, the registration, the
weight classes, the styles and what made what what.
In Tractor Pulling there is a definite separation
between "vintage" tractors and "antique" tractors.
And all though many of the pullers did not necessarily
agree with the system; they were stubborn and did
not want to move beyond old habits and beliefs,
there had to be a separation to make things fair.
You couldn’t have a tractor made in the 60’s pulling
against a tractor made in the 40’s. They were not
made the same and it would not have been fair.
It was decided by the majority that tractors that
were 25 to 49 years old were to be called "Vintage".
Any model 50 years old or older would be considered
Antique. This made it much easier to keep track of
everything. Of course the year of designation for
each class would advance the next year. After all,
time does not stand still. I think that was the
biggest drawback for the Old Timers, hey, they
didn’t want to be called an Antique either!
Well, after receiving numerous emails on the
subject of "vintage Breyer models", the general
consensus has been about the same; the term "vintage"
relates to a model that is 25 years old or older.
Anything newer than that is NOT vintage, at least
not yet. And all though Vintage Collectors may not
want to admit that they are getting older as well,
the year rightfully should advance with time.
It was offered for consideration however; if a
Collector is selling a model they use the year
or decade the model was produced instead of the
term "vintage". This way no one is offended in
the terms used. For example; if you have a model
that was produced in the 60’s, use that in the
description and/or title. Collectors of that time
frame will know what they are looking for and
be attracted to that.
If you would like to cover a greater audience
when you sell, use both the year and the term
"vintage", as long as it applies. That is the
key. It has to be true and apply to what you
We do have a "vintage model" page up on the
Vintage Breyer Horses Visit to see Vintage
Clydesdale and Mustang models.
A Gift for you!
We know from a survey we did recently, that the
top question on collector's is determining the
fair value of a Breyer's model. To that end,
we have put together a report as a thank you for
being a subscriber. You can download the report
from the below special link. But hurry we won't keep
this page around forever.
Special Report from the breyerhorsecollectors team
I hope this eZine issue finds you well and I look
forward to hearing from you soon.