1950s Breyer Pinto Plastic Western Saddle Horse & Pony

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 07, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

1950s Breyer Pinto Plastic Western Saddle Horse & Pony

This is a matching pair of the Breyer Western Horse and Pony in glossy chestnut pinto. The horse stands approximately 10” tall at the eartips. The pony stands approximately 7.5 inches tall at the eartips (the same size as the Hartland 800 Series Horse & Rider sets). At the time these two were first produced, Breyer had only one scale (1:9), now called the Traditional scale. In the Traditional scale, the Western Horse is 10” tall and the Western Pony is 7.5” tall. By the mid-1950s, Breyer made a few horse and rider sets similar to those made by Hartland, and these “ponies” became full sized western "horses" in the new, smaller scale (1:12) which then became the Classic Scale as it is known today. Unlike Hartland, Breyer never made any riders for its larger Traditional scale horses, only for the smaller ones.

The chestnut pinto Western Horse is Model No. 56, and was produced from 1954 to 1967. Because Breyer did not add the USA mark to the mold until 1970, this horse has no USA mark inside the thigh. The chestnut pinto Western Pony is Model No. 42 and was produced from 1956 to 1976. The earlier models of both the horse and the pony came with a brown plastic saddle which had a soft plastic girth which snapped under the belly. In 1968, Breyer introduced their
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