Leather Horse

Julie

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#1
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!!



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.
 
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mart1

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tonyspoker said:
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!!



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.


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 !!!
 

Julie

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#7
Okay, here's a few more pics I just took




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.
 

mart1

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#8
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 !!!
 

lilys_things

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#10
tonyspoker said:
What's the website for Country Living?

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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