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PostSubject: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:48 pm

I recently had a really lucky find at a local general antiques fair, a Britains/Herald plastic billy goat in mega rare WHITE plastic!
It was only made for a short initial period in 1958, before changing to the regular plastic colours of tan or dark grey, also in photo for comparison.
I found it, on second look, at a stall which had (very!) assorted array of small collectables on their table at UK£1 per item. In my first look I had found an aluminium French soldier by Quiralu, and found the goat when I went back for a second look in case I'd missed any collectable vintage figures (of any material). As I suspected, and after discussions with other Britains experts, it is worth a lot more than £1. How much? you ask. I couldn't possibly say. silent  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:10 pm

Congratulations, always great to find something unusual for your collection!

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:38 pm

This is the fun of being a REAL collector cheers

I bet your heart was beating faster, when you relized what you had found Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:55 pm

Congratulations,  it is nice to see the special sides of our hobby:)

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:27 pm

A 2nd try is always a good decision! Very Happy Thanks for sharing a congratulations for finding a rare item for a little price. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:11 pm

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This is the fun of being a REAL collector  cheers  

I bet your heart was beating faster, when you relized what you had found Very Happy

Yes, it was. And to make the day better, there was anther collector at the fair to show it to and share the event, as he also knew how rare it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:24 pm

To add a bit more variety on this theme, here are the same 3 Herald billy goats + 2 Hong Kong copies in white and black plastic, the latter with white paint, and between them an unusual copy in shiny metal from ????

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Very rare, this whire britains goat!! I found a goat-lamb some years ago. These belong to the rarest of the Britains-animals.....
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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:42 pm

scratch I can't see the first pic with the white goat Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:08 am

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scratch  I can't see the first pic with the white goat Crying or Very sad

It's the one on the left, white plastic with black paint. (or top left in 2nd photo)

The other two, the normal ones, are tan or dark grey plastic with white paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:43 am

All right, thank you Dave cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:38 pm

This is the white-plastic lamb:
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PostSubject: Re: Britains goats   Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:57 pm

I imagine we'll both be looking out to complete the sets, especially those even more elusive nanny goats without collars/bell.

They're the sort of figures you don't ever see, until one turns up in an eBay mixed lot or a bag/box/tin full of assorted animals at an antique fair, flea market or car boot sale. cyclops

Ditto the dark brown plastic cattle (plastic versions of previous lead cattle).

And in Britains/Herald non animals:
Soldiers with early Zang logo.
The Sikh at attention.
Polar explorers
English Civil war
Life Guards & Horse Guards on early standing horse, Life Guards in white plastic, Horse Guards in bright blue plastic.

etc., etc.
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