Vintage Breyer Models....each is special and has a story to tell
Glossy Appaloosa Mustang Variation
What a great conversation we have here!
I love each and every one of the the responses and they all seem to have one common thread: it's the memories that matter. As to what age a model is deamed vintage or not I believe is of little consequence. Each of them bring back memories for all of us. Of course the first models made by Breyer are no doubt vintage.
It is when you get into the newer ones, 1970+ that it gets a little gray. And I think the only time it does really matter is when you are selling a vintage model. Then there may be some differences of opinion. So when you sell, you may want to include the year the model was produced.
However, with that being said as well, there is a definate difference in the plastics that were used in the beginning compared to today. The feel is different. And when I hold a very old Breyer Model, I know I am holding history.
It is hard to explain, but those of you who have had that experience understand what I am talking about.
As for telling the next generation that their models are not vintage when they reach our age? I'm not going to tell them! Hey, the models they are receiving today will bring back the same memories for them as they do for us. And isn't that what counts? Staying connected and remembering our dreams. That's why I have lots of models.
And just a side note: this Vintage Appaloosa Mustang will be going to eBay soon along with a few others. Just in case your interested. :-)