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PostSubject: Chris’ vintage finds in 2016   Chris’ vintage finds in 2016 EmptyMon 27 Jun 2016, 00:09

Bought the following today, Sunday 26th June, at the Donington Toy Fair:

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Britains 1317 Giant Tortoise 1961 replaced in 1972; Britains 1375 Chimpanzee 1962 deleted 1969; Cherilea Shire Horse spray painted 1958;
Cherilea pig, running 1960’s; Cherilea pig, walking 1960’s; Unknown Duck ? and Ertl Duck (only one here made in China, 1990’s?)

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Timpo 1074 Sow with piglets 1950’s to 1969; Crescent Horse, 1950's/1960's; Britains 1378 Guenon Monkey 1961 deleted 1968; Unknown Goat; Crescent dogs (on same base) 1950's/1960's; Cherilea Shire Horse spray painted 1958 (as picture above but different colour) and Timpo 1075 Donkey 1950’s to 1969.

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Also bought today was this very nice Britains Zoo Enclosure which was one of three different types introduced in 1964 and deleted in 1968. I have been wanting to secure this version since 1965 when I saw it at the Blackpool Zoo.

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It came with this very neat box:

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Finally, I bought these two horse and rider figures which were part of Britains Farm Models range.

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Left to right: 2080 Young Rider (Girl) on Pony 1963 remodelled 1968 deleted 1989 and 2077 Military Rider 1968 deleted 1974 - note both are earlier versions.

And here they are with their boxes:

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One treasure in your hands cheers cheers cheers

I want specially,the horses, are very detailed.

congrats.

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What amazing finds !!! So many old, rare and unusual models !!! Very, very interesting, especially with you scooping out from all your knowledge ! Thankyou and congratulations cheers

I am so totally in love with the pigs...monkeys, and that zoo enclosure Applause

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Phantastic catches again Chris :)

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Very nice additions Chris, congratulations! That enclosure looks really charming drunken

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Great finds! Applause Applause

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One treasure in your hands cheers  cheers  cheers

I want specially,the horses, are very detailed.

congrats.

Thank you Fernando I agree with the horses especially the Britains ones they are truly stunning. Very Happy

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What amazing finds !!! So many old, rare and unusual models !!! Very, very interesting, especially with you scooping out from all your knowledge ! Thankyou  and congratulations cheers

I am so totally in love with the pigs...monkeys, and that zoo enclosure Applause

Always fun to share information Susanne. The pigs to me look like they come from a Fairy Tale. Very Happy

Donington is a toy/model collectors fair so you never know what you are going to find. I also got some toy cars there. sunny

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Very nice additions Chris, congratulations! That enclosure looks really charming drunken

Hi Julie - I will post some more images of this enclosure with animals. I love it too it takes me right back to happy childhood days. Very Happy

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Great finds! Applause Applause

Thank you Taos. Very Happy

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A more than 50-year quest to find the tropical pool, you must be over the moon! The horses with riders are in a fantastic condition. I like the Ertl duck too. You say there is only one. Did they produce other ducks?
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A more than 50-year quest to find the tropical pool, you must be over the moon! The horses with riders are in a fantastic condition. I like the Ertl duck too. You say there is only one. Did they produce other ducks?

Hi Roger

I certainly was! Very Happy There have been other Topical Pools recently but they were in my opinion over priced. Britains horses were amongst the best in the business and so were their riders. Regarding the Ertl duck I meant this was the only model that I got on the day that was made in China so apologies for the lack of clarity on my part.

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I have missed these fabulous additions, I am glad I could check it now. Very Happy
The enclosure is just precious and there is a lot of British vintage glamour in your presentation. It is great to have you here bringing to newer generations the golden days of British toy industry! Very Happy

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For Roger and other interested parties more models from Britains golden age:

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All bought today at the Coventry Toy Fair.

Left to right all Britains/Herald plastic figures: 1318 Hippopotamus introduced 1961 deleted 1998; 1389 Vulture introduced 1963 deleted 1970; 1329 Sea lion introduced 1963 replaced 1975; 1378 Guenon monkey introduced 1961 deleted 1968; H1575 Lamb, frisking introduced 1957 replaced 1971; H2209 Sheep, feeding introduced 1959 deleted 1964; H2279 Hen introduced 1959 deleted 1964; H1527 Hen, standing introduced 1957 deleted 1975; H2209 Sheep, standing introduced 1959 deleted 1964; H1573 Sheep, laying introduced 1956 replaced 1971 and 1354 Bison introduced 1961 replaced 1980.

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WOW ! You keep finding them cheers

Look at that vulture Shocked ! And the lovely monkey monkey   And that lovely, happy lamb bounce cheers

Thdark hen is also unusual, another breed than the ones we always see Very Happy

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cheers cheers cheers cheers

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Guennons are these interesting phenomenons in toy animal hobby. They were very popular among vintage companies and now they're almost neglected. As we can see here, besides the Playmobil and CollectA Diana monkey, all other guenons are vintage figures. monkey I enjoy checking the way some species are more or less fashionable in different periodes. The same happened with Barbary macaques but that's probably easier to explain. I have to thank you again the way you present your figures with nice pictures and complete information. Very Happy

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WOW ! You keep finding them cheers

Look at that vulture Shocked ! And the lovely monkey  monkey    And that lovely, happy lamb bounce cheers

Thdark hen is also unusual, another breed than the ones we always see Very Happy

Thank you Susanne - the vulture is a hard to find model and was originally released in lead, the monkey was another model released in lead and the black hen is known as a “plump chicken” by collectors and was originally issued in lead before becoming part of the Britiains/Herald plastic farm range. The happy, "gambolling” or frisking lamb was a Herald original before being merged with the Britains plastic farm animals in the late 1950’s and only ever issued in plastic. Very Happy

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cheers cheers cheers cheers

Thanks Andreas Very Happy

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Guennons are these interesting phenomenons in toy animal hobby. They were very popular among vintage companies and now they're almost neglected. As we can see here, besides the Playmobil and CollectA Diana monkey, all other guenons are vintage figures. monkey I enjoy checking the way some species are more or less fashionable in different periodes. The same happened with Barbary macaques but that's probably easier to explain. I have to thank you again the way you present your figures with nice pictures and complete information. Very Happy

Hi Roger may be it is the Guenon’s popularity as an “organ grinders” monkey that lead it to be famous in the 1930’s. Personally, I have never seen an organ grinder even in the 1960’s! Very Happy

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Great finds again!! Applause

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I want this vulture, is marvellous.

comngrats Chris. cheers

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Guennons are these interesting phenomenons in toy animal hobby. They were very popular among vintage companies and now they're almost neglected. As we can see here, besides the Playmobil and CollectA Diana monkey, all other guenons are vintage figures. monkey I enjoy checking the way some species are more or less fashionable in different periodes. The same happened with Barbary macaques but that's probably easier to explain. I have to thank you again the way you present your figures with nice pictures and complete information. Very Happy

Hi Roger may be it is the Guenon’s popularity as an “organ grinders” monkey that lead it to be famous in the 1930’s. Personally, I have never seen an organ grinder even in the 1960’s! Very Happy

Yes, that may be a very good explanation! I confess I needed to make a little research to see what an organ grinder is supposed to be. geek I've red that young guenons and capuchin monkeys were commonly used together with these street performers. Probably guenons were more common in Europe once capuchins are from Americas. Curiously capuchins doesn't seem to be very common in toy shape, I have to check some vintage American brands to see if their monkeys show any tendency. monkey :8 Thanks, I always love to learn new "old" things. farao

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Hi

With 2016 almost coming to an end I need to update what I found this year. Early this year at a toy fair I found these two male lions.

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The one on the left is a Britains product and made in England from 1960 to 1972 issued under number 1341. However, towards the end a new mould was needed with the model increasing in size and this is the version in the image. In 1972 it was replaced with a completely different design that had all feet on the ground. On the right is a copy made in Hong Kong which dates from around the same period. Despite being a copy it is well modelled and can hold it’s own with the Britains version. Collecting Britains copies is a theme in it's own right with most being not worth bothering with and others like this male lion a delight.

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Following on from the lions, note the Britains lion was contained in this bumper bag of plastic animals, I love buying these to find surprises.

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What is hiding in the bag?

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Once home I emptied the bag and laid out the contents. Mostly Britains with a couple of Corgi Toys plastic animals too.
On the extreme left a female kangaroo with her joey and just to the right of centre a charging bull both Corgi Toys.
Unfortunately, there were a few with missing limbs etc.. but the majority were fine. 


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