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PostSubject: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:03 pm

I will start with this topic on one of the last of the classic plastic farm animals issued by Britains.

This model was number 2108 in the Britains Farm line. Originally issued in matt plastic in 1966 and then available from 1968 in PVC plastic. It was available in three colours: brown, brick (reddish brown as illustrated below) and tan. The model was finally withdrawn in 1992.

Marked on the belly area: BRITAINS LTD ENGLAND

Essentially, this was a re-work from the original lead hollow-cast model which was introduced in around 1946 and lasted until 1959.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:10 pm

Not just three colours, but an awful lot of shade variations as well, to keep us OCD collectors interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:25 pm

Very good horse  cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:27 pm

Beautiful horse Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:43 pm

Chris, do I understand you right, that you want to see other People's Britains horses ?
If not, please just say so, and I will erase this Wink

I got these a couple of years ago. It says 2010 on the box so they are neither old nor the slightest bit rare, - but I like them very much Very Happy
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They look very nice in the box, so I have not teken them out .
That way they do not come to any harm Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Here's the lead version of the Suffolk mare, with its foal.
The foal was later produced in plastic, in dark brown and white.
Note that during the same period, 1950s to 1970, there were two other Britains/Herald foals, standing and scratching, which were made in dark brown, white and black, but the lying foal seen here was never (as far as is known) made in black plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:58 pm

They are beautyful Very Happy

To me the lead models have that something very special  cheers 

Btw, I think I have that white, lying foal somewhere, but it has had a very hard-handed young owner before it came here  What a Face 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 pm

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Chris, do I understand you right, that you want to see other People's Britains horses ?
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I got these a couple of years ago. It says 2010 on the box so they are neither old nor the slightest bit rare, - but I like them very much Very Happy
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They look very nice in the box, so I have not teken them out .
That way they do not come to any harm Wink

Post away Susanne. BTW the adult riders are based on those first issued in 1963 and lasted until 1992. However, the designs were simplified from the early 1970’s.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:21 pm

I have never seen a black lying foal Dave and Barney Brown in his Britains Herald Plastic Farm Models 1955-1969 confirms that they were never available in black.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:22 pm

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Very good horse  cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:43 pm

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I have never seen a black lying foal Dave and Barney Brown in his Britains Herald Plastic Farm Models 1955-1969 confirms that they were never available in black.

Quite so (I have Barney's books, and am in fairly regular contact with him), but items by Britains which are not supposed to have existed have a habit of occasionally turning up!  Shocked 
Sometimes it is a case of painters errors (or maybe a painter was bored that day. I have a Herald Farmer's Daughter with blue dress and dark brown hair should be blond, the red dress version had brown hair), sometimes it is a case of short term shortages at Britains factory causing them to use not normal plastic colours (such as the mounted Herald Life Guards in white plastic instead of the usual red), and in the last months of lead figure production they turned out non standard items to use up what they had left, such as different moveable arms from normal (I have a mounted ACW Confederate cavalry trooper in a boxed set with a trumpeter arm).
Britains generally tried to be as accurate as possible (within the limits of Britains artistic style of 'reality'), but when push came to shove they were a company trying to make a profit by selling toys.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:34 pm

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I have never seen a black lying foal Dave and Barney Brown in his Britains Herald Plastic Farm Models 1955-1969 confirms that they were never available in black.

Quite so (I have Barney's books, and am in fairly regular contact with him), but items by Britains which are not supposed to have existed have a habit of occasionally turning up!  Shocked 
Sometimes it is a case of painters errors (or maybe a painter was bored that day. I have a Herald Farmer's Daughter with blue dress and dark brown hair should be blond, the red dress version had brown hair), sometimes it is a case of short term shortages at Britains factory causing them to use not normal plastic colours (such as the mounted Herald Life Guards in white plastic instead of the usual red), and in the last months of lead figure production they turned out non standard items to use up what they had left, such as different moveable arms from normal (I have a mounted ACW Confederate cavalry trooper in a boxed set with a trumpeter arm).
Britains generally tried to be as accurate as possible (within the limits of Britains artistic style of 'reality'), but when push came to shove they were a company trying to make a profit by selling toys.

This is fairly typical of most companies in the past that produced toys Dave. After all a toy whether it is car or animal figure does it matter what colour it ends up in? They had a finite lifespan as a toy and if they lasted a few weeks intact it may have been a minor miracle! I have a few toy cars that are in colours that are not recorded anywhere and I know collectors have much more than I have. So it is not surprising that strange colours pop up from time to time that have been painted largely by homeworkers for plastic figures. Peter Cole in his first edition of ‘Suspended Animation’ wondered what early plastic farm animals were in an early Britains box he had. Sure enough a box did eventually turn up with said animals included.

After many years of collecting toys I am not surprised if an item turns up that no-one has recorded before.

STS can be an outlet for all these unusual animal figures to be pictured here with information and we can all learn.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:52 pm

Some more images of the Suffolk Mare. Firstly a close up of the head and braiding:

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Now the tan version:

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Both the colours I have together:

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:02 pm

Here are my Suffolk Punch horses-I always though that this model was wonderful! Smile 
Also a picture of the rather odd coloured palomino Shire that was made by Britains-Anyone know more about this model?
He was losing the grey paint on him so I repainted him when I was younger!
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:06 pm

Nope, not seen that colour Shire before. I'm guessing made towards the end of production of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:27 am

Here is another horse:

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Britains supplied plastic animals to other companies. Usually these were ones from their catalogue. However, the horse illustrated here was a special moulding specifically for Tri-ang. Tri-ang used it for their large scale pressed-steel trucks. These included a BMC Horse transporter (incorrectly identified by some sources as a Bedford) and an open horse box towed by a Land-Rover. This model horse dates from the mid 1960’s and is to a scale larger than 1:32nd scale. The design was based on one Britains used in their 1:32nd scale range to pull their light weight horse drawn vehicles. This was based on one made in hollow-cast and later in plastic and was referred to as a "skinny horse”.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:50 am

Skinny found the perfect place! Very Happy I hope this topic has many more stories to tell. I really like everything Britains made. :)
I am eager to receive my first Britains horses and to see how they look like with the modern 1:32 friends of Breyer! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:54 am

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Skinny found the perfect place! :DI hope this topic has many more stories to tell. I really like everything Britains made. :)
I am eager to receive my first Britains horses and to see how they look like with the modern 1:32 friends of Breyer! Very Happy

He/she? certainly has Roger.  Very Happy 

I have a few more Britains horses and these will follow soon.

Breyer were inspired by Britains on some models. More will be revealed! Watch this space.  Wink 

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PostSubject: More images of the Tri-ang Britains horse   Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:59 am

Here are some more views of the Tri-ang Britains horse:

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As loads for the vehicles - BMC Horse Transporter and Land-Rover Horse Box trailer they were always in pairs in the colours illustrated below:

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And with Britains Suffolk Mare to show size comparison:

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:04 pm

Thanks for extra pictures, do you have any example to show where Breyer found inspiration? It would be great to see it. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:48 pm

I've just found this topic now! Thank you for all the photos Chris, Dave, Taylor and Susanne! Very interesting figures! Suffolk is especially nicely sculpted and amazingly (also surprisingly) in lead she came in proper bay colour with black legs. Very Happy Shire is also very lovely and I think it would be so nice to see few more photos of this figure, please  Very Happy 
I like also the fact these figures came in many colours, skinny one (which I think is probably Hack type?) looks especially nice in palomino Very Happy  cheers
Interesting to see the "skinny horse" much taller than Suffolk. From what I've read Suffolk Punch horses are tall  (65 to 70 inches, 165 to 178 cm).  study 
Thank you for nice comparison shots Chris!   Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:52 pm

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I've just found this topic now! Thank you for all the photos Chris, Dave, Taylor and Susanne! Very interesting figures! Suffolk is especially nicely sculpted. Very Happy
I like also the fact these figures came in many colours, skinny one (which I think is probably Hack type?) looks especially nice in palomino Very Happy cheers
Interesting to see the "skinny horse" much taller than Suffolk. From what I've read Suffolk Punch horses are tall  (65 to 70 inches, 165 to 178 cm).  study 
Thank you for nice comparison shots Chris!   Smile

Ana, THIS 'skinny horse' is bigger than the Suffolk because it is in a bigger scale, as Chris said, items made by Britains for Tri-ang.
The skinny hoses in Britains regular 1:32 scale range were smaller than the Suffolk.

I'll be back in a few minutes with a photo of their regular skinny horse with the Tri-ang ones, so you can see the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:57 pm

Oh, I had to mis this sentence about bigger scale indeed, Dave! I haven't read too carefully  Embarassed 

I would love to see photo of original Britains 1:32 version too of course! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:11 pm

Normal plastic skinny cart horse with Tri-ang horses

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As you can see, I have some spares of these rare Tri-ang horses - will swap for something else good vintage.

Now for, in chronological order, their 3 lead skinny cart horses, then the plastic version again, but this time in brown.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:21 pm

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Thanks for extra pictures, do you have any example to show where Breyer found inspiration? It would be great to see it. Very Happy

You are welcome Rogério. At present I don’t have any comparison images of Britains v Breyer. However, Breyer at one time imported Britains models into the USA.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:22 pm

Thank you Dave for the comparison images of the various versions of ‘skinny’ and the vehicles they pulled.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:41 pm

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I've just found this topic now! Thank you for all the photos Chris, Dave, Taylor and Susanne! Very interesting figures! Suffolk is especially nicely sculpted and amazingly (also surprisingly)  in lead she came in proper bay colour with black legs. Very Happy Shire is also very lovely and I think it would be so nice to see few more photos of this figure, please  Very Happy 
I like also the fact these figures came in many colours, skinny one (which I think is probably Hack type?) looks especially nice in palomino Very Happy  cheers
Interesting to see the "skinny horse" much taller than Suffolk. From what I've read Suffolk Punch horses are tall  (65 to 70 inches, 165 to 178 cm).  study 
Thank you for nice comparison shots Chris!   Smile

You are welcome Anna and regarding the Shire Horse your wish is my command  Very Happy 

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This model was designed by George Ford. Model illustrated is in brown with black mane, tail and feathers. Issued in 1970 and I am sure that it is still in production albeit now in China. Example in the location images has the following inscription on the belly area:

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:43 pm

This is enormously interesting! Thank you for sharing Dave! Very Happy Also amazing collection! I believe this special bigger horse must be rare  Applause 

Funny, this skinny horse in original, smaller version looks not so skinny, actually Very Happy

Also it seems toy horses with carriages were more popular those times, now such sets are not very common (at least in bigger modern toy brands)  study

And thank you very much Chris! The Shire looks majestic! It's lovely figure and you took great photos! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:57 pm

Yes, there were a lot of vintage horse drawn carts, ploughs and other vehicles & agricultural implements. I have several, which I'll get round to posting here eventually, but I don't have many compared to the number which were made, even just in the UK.

It would be possible to make a pretty huge collection, enough to fill several display cabinets, just of vintage horse drawn items. If someone was to include a collection of similar items made in Germany, France, and other European countries, they could fill a whole private museum room, and would need to be extremely wealthy to buy them.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:09 pm

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And thank you very much Chris! The Shire looks majestic! It's lovely figure and you took great photos! Very Happy 

Thank you Anna and here is a bonus picture:
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Me in action taking a picture of the Shire horse. Photo courtesy of my wife Jane  Very Happy 

BTW I saw a horse drawn coal dray being used for local deliveries in the early 1970’s in Nottingham, England.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:36 pm

OH, Shire is just wonderful, strong and imposing  as it is supposed with that breed. :cheers:Wonderful pictures too, specially bonus! Laughing
Though, not wanting to contradict me, the compact looking and apparently short legs, makes it look more like a Clydesdale, doesn't it? geekVery Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:53 pm

Thanks for the comparison image Rogério. Now I am not sure which one is the real one and which is the toy!  Very Happy 

Glad you liked the ‘bonus’ image - this was my wife’s idea. As you can see it was such a wonderful day.

Now regarding - Is the Britains a Shire or a Clydesdale? I will leave this question to the horse experts - Lea and Susanne!  Very Happy 

Me - I am just a collector of toy animals!  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:23 am

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Thanks for the comparison image Rogério. Now I am not sure which one is the real one and which is the toy!  Very Happy 

Glad you liked the ‘bonus’ image - this was my wife’s idea. As you can see it was such a wonderful day.

Now regarding - Is the Britains a Shire or a Clydesdale? I will leave this question to the horse experts - Lea and Susanne!  Very Happy 

Me - I am just a collector of toy animals!  Very Happy

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Chris, don't take me so seriously, I am not even a collector of horses, only a crazy curious that tries to learn something with all these expert ladies. Clydes and Shires are not so different horses, some companies even use the same molds to represent both breeds. To me it looks slightly more like a Clydesdale but if Britains described it as a Shire, so obviously it is a Shire. :DHonestly, I can see easily a Shire in Britains sculpt and I cannot see it in some famous modern representations. albinoflowerWinkcheers
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:19 am

Very Happy  Chris, it's very nice to see photo of you taking these great photos! What a lovely day, and lots of fun. Also, perfect scenery for Shire horse!   Applause 

Roger, I think you are right-these breeds are usually difficult to distinguish. Despite Shire are bigger and come in less variable colours - only grey, bay and black are accepted, while in Clydesdales you can find horses in these colours  but also chestnut and sometimes ( quite often) with sabino markings or/and roan. Typical  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] seems to me also a bit heavier type and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] a bit more slender with longer legs in proportion to body, but it's really hard to tell, from some photos you would say exactly conversely…  study  

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Honestly, I can see easily a Shire in Britains sculpt and I cannot see it in some famous modern representations.

Yes, many of modern brand Shires do not look like this breed. I wish to see more figures with as accurate shapes and proportions as Britains model    Applause

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Yes, there were a lot of vintage horse drawn carts, ploughs and other vehicles & agricultural implements. I have several, which I'll get round to posting here eventually, but I don't have many compared to the number which were made, even just in the UK.


That's interesting subject. I'm sure your collection is very nice and with many items I've never seen. It would be wonderful to see photos of them, here on forum, one day when you have time for that Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:40 am

Us vintage figure collectors usually stick to the names for figures given by the manufacturers, even when they were wrong.

The Shire above was Britains 2nd plastic Shire. If Chris doesn't post photos of their 1st plastic Shire (1955-65), I'll do so eventually, but I need to do some new, closer photos.

Britains also made what they called a 'Clydesdale' in brown or white plastic, which is the horse in the opening photos of the 'Britains Tumbrel Cart' thread. I'm going to do new photos for this thread too, with some much older examples showing various colour carts and lead and older type plastic horses.

They also made a splendid heavy 'Draught Horse', breed not specified, 1961-71, which either me or Chris will also eventually post here.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 pm

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Ahah, I didn't say the original name was wrong  Wink  I just said that Roger was right about these breeds being difficult to distinguish sometimes. However, i think this Britians figure suits Shire breed very well.  Very Happy


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The Shire above was Britains 2nd plastic Shire. If Chris doesn't post photos of their 1st plastic Shire (1955-65), I'll do so eventually, but I need to do some new, closer photos.

Britains also made what they called a 'Clydesdale' in brown or white plastic, which is the horse in the opening photos of the 'Britains Tumbrel Cart' thread. I'm going to do new photos for this thread too, with some much older examples showing various colour carts and lead and older type plastic horses.

They also made a splendid heavy 'Draught Horse', breed not specified, 1961-71, which either me or Chris will also eventually post here.

I'm sure all of those figures are worth to show here and it will be great to look at them! It's very interesting! I think especially for people (like me) who are not very familiar with Britains farm range   Very Happy

Thank you Chris and Dave for sharing your knowledge (and photos) about these figures  Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:14 pm

Shire or Clydesdale, this is a beautiful model  Very Happy 

And a great and instructive topic  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:23 pm

Ana, thanks for your imput about both breeds, actually, your contribution supports more that this mold looks like a Shire than like a Clydesdale although the picture I added of a Clyde fits nicely to the Britains figure. When I see pictures, honestly, Clydes look having shorter and not longer legs but it also depends of the specific horse we are watching. They are really similar although their genetic heritage is different.
Breyer G2 1:32 stablemate Clydesdale, similarly sized with this one, is used to represent Clydes and Shires, so it is probably pretentious from me to want to distighuish both breeds in such small sized figures. Very Happy
There is not a single reason to say that the figure is not a Shire so brand and collectors can call it Shire once it is correct.
Honestly, Dave or Chris, I would love to see these other Britains horse figures, other versions of the Shire, the Clyde, the draught and every horse possible. I enjoy a lot how they are sculpted, Maybe their outdated manufacturing is not appealing to other collectors but they could be completely unpainted that I would love them anyway. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:22 pm

I'm sure that between me and Chris, we'll post photos of all Britains farm range horses and donkeys (not going into military horses, in this thread at least) over the coming month or so.

Then we'll gradually work through cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, poultry, rabbits, the fox hunting (lead) and riding school/show jumping (plastic) sets, and the garden ranges, all in lead and plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:00 am

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Thanks for the comparison image Rogério. Now I am not sure which one is the real one and which is the toy!  Very Happy 

Glad you liked the ‘bonus’ image - this was my wife’s idea. As you can see it was such a wonderful day.

Now regarding - Is the Britains a Shire or a Clydesdale? I will leave this question to the horse experts - Lea and Susanne!  Very Happy 

Me - I am just a collector of toy animals!  Very Happy

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Chris, don't take me so seriously, I am not even a collector of horses, only a crazy curious that tries to learn something with all these expert ladies. Clydes and Shires are not so different horses, some companies even use the same molds to represent both breeds. To me it looks slightly more like a Clydesdale but if Britains described it as a Shire, so obviously it is a Shire. :DHonestly, I can see easily a Shire in Britains sculpt and I cannot see it in some famous modern representations. albinoflowerWinkcheers
As I told you in another occasion, it is fantastic that your wife share these moments enjoying toys with you, doesn't surprise me how wonderful are your days. sunnycheers

Hi Roger

My comments are what we call in Britain “tongue in cheek”!  Very Happy 
They were never meant to be taken seriously.
I too find it interesting to discuss the breed of this horse and others in the Britains range and input from other collectors is certainly welcomed.

Whilst I took images of the horse on location, my wife also took along one of her Ball Jointed Dolls and she also took pictures. As you say it is wonderful to be able to share a passion for collecting .... and photography.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:01 am

Thanks Christophe, Anna and Roger for your comments and contributions.  Very Happy 

Always a pleasure to share information.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:09 am

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Us vintage figure collectors usually stick to the names for figures given by the manufacturers, even when they were wrong.

The Shire above was Britains 2nd plastic Shire. If Chris doesn't post photos of their 1st plastic Shire (1955-65), I'll do so eventually, but I need to do some new, closer photos.

Britains also made what they called a 'Clydesdale' in brown or white plastic, which is the horse in the opening photos of the 'Britains Tumbrel Cart' thread. I'm going to do new photos for this thread too, with some much older examples showing various colour carts and lead and older type plastic horses.

They also made a splendid heavy 'Draught Horse', breed not specified, 1961-71, which either me or Chris will also eventually post here.

Dave - at present I don’t have an example of the Herald Shire but I might find one this Sunday as I am off to the Donington Toy Fair. I do have a copy of the ‘Cydlesdale’ in brown and what a neat model it is too. Also I have the white version of the ‘Draught Horse’ complete with rider figure.

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I'm sure that between me and Chris, we'll post photos of all Britains farm range horses and donkeys (not going into military horses, in this thread at least) over the coming month or so.

Then we'll gradually work through cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, poultry, rabbits, the fox hunting (lead) and riding school/show jumping (plastic) sets, and the garden ranges, all in lead and plastic.

Well, it keeps us off the streets.  drunken 

I do have other post 1970 Britains horses. These were bought for my daughter when she was young but she preferred Lego Duplo and later Playmobil animals. Therefore, these Britains Horses remained in mint condition.

A show of all Britains animals was an idea I had for STS and welcome your help in this matter.

As you say it will certainly keep us out of trouble!  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:30 am

Wow, what a beautiful Draft Horse  cyclops drunken Sculpting looks magnificant!

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:03 pm

Very nice horses Smile Actually I like the most the unrealistic "skinny horses"! many thanks on great pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:43 pm

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Wow, what a beautiful Draft Horse  cyclops drunken Sculpting looks magnificant!

Thanks Carola  Very Happy  - just shows what a manufacturer can do in the realism stakes with an animal figure costing about a £1 when new.

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Very nice horses Smile Actually I like the most the unrealistic "skinny horses"! many thanks on great pics!

Thank you Jonas  Very Happy - the main reason for me getting these Tri-ang “skinny horses” is to complete the Britains collection but I have grown to love them.

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:20 am

Some more Britains horse drawn vehicles:

Farm Waggon 5F Early version box, probably before 1930

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:29 am

Wow, wonderful sets! So detailed, especially wagon and rakes, and horses are so lovely Very Happy
Thank you for sharing Dave!  Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:15 am

OMG ! They are so beautyful it could bring tears to my eyes  Sad cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Really wonderful, Dave! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains horses   Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:44 pm

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Not only is this horse rare because of the color, but this horse has only 3 legs: his left hindleg is missing: is is not brokenoff or cut-off: something went wrong in the mold. Not only in my horse, but i have seen another exactly like this also. I THINK a small batch of horses just was not produced right and a few (or maybe all) were used and sold....


I have much more fotos of my Britains-animals, but i am a bit hesitant to show them here: i did before and people who use Google Chrome as a browser have some problems with my pics; apparently they get a warning from Google that my site (where my photos are) contains a virus: only Google Chrome gives this warning, i think it is because of a piece of scripting i use. So: if a lot of members use Chrome and will have problems, i will delete these photos and stop putting photos here.
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