Leather Horse

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Julie, May 20, 2005.

  1. Julie

    Julie Registered Member

    My hubby came home with this from one of his trips to the thrift store. Does anyone know ANYTHING at all about these? Help please!!

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    Ooohhh, I should also mention - he paid $25 for this thing. I have no idea what it's worth or even what category to put it under.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2005

  2. helpisontheway

    helpisontheway Registered Member

    Can you look at the bottom and give as much info to the stamping
     
  3. Julie

    Julie Registered Member

    There is NOTHING. No stamping, no marking of any kind.
     
  4. helpisontheway

    helpisontheway Registered Member

    there may be some on the sides of his belly, on the tail...
    Are there any holes?
    Is it heavy...
    What material would you think?
     
  5. mart1

    mart1 Registered Member



    Its absolutely gorgeous !!! But then I am in Texas !! We appreciate these things !! If you cant find anything about it, Country Living has a section called "Ask the Experts" that would know !!!
     
  6. helpisontheway

    helpisontheway Registered Member

    It is really nice...

    Here is a link to horse statues...

    http://www.modelhorsegallery.info/

    You literally have to click on the A-Z tabs and try to search.
    It could be an old paper weight... not sure...
     
  7. Julie

    Julie Registered Member

    Okay, here's a few more pics I just took
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    Mr. Horsey weighs 4-5 pounds, he's 17" tall (top of head), 20" long, & he is covered all over in a very dark brown leather. The saddle is black. A couple teeny scuff/rub marks on the leather, but nothing major at all.
     
  8. mart1

    mart1 Registered Member

    I have seen toys from the 1800`s that are similar, but that one doesnt look like most of the ones I have seen. And if it was a toy it would have shown more age & scuff marks !! In the 50`s & 60`s there were some that were similar in look but much smaller & made of a metal & aged to look like bronze. Could be a high end replica of a particular horse !! Maybe someones favorite !! For a minute I thought it looked like the old western star "Gene Autry`s horse Champion !!! The saddle is similar to the one he used but with a lot less silver. I would get a good appraisal before I did anything with it !! Those things are expensive !! See what ebay has listed for" horse statues" There are a lot of horse collectors out there !! Let us know what you find out !! Consider the site I told you about earlier at Country Living, they do a lot of appraisals in that field !!!
     
  9. Julie

    Julie Registered Member

    What's the website for Country Living?
     
  10. lilys_things

    lilys_things Registered Member


    http://www.countryliving.com/
    Pretty Horse..are the ears leather?
    Look up the saddles on ebay. This mini saddles sometimes bring alot. I have had an old saleman sample one I got 225.00 out of it.
    But it was real old. That horse is beautiful. I don't think it is that old, but it is really neat. I love horses too :)
     

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