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The Breyer Animal Creations (commonly known as Breyer ), a department of Reeves International, Inc, is a producer of modelling toys. It specialises in the production of modelling ponies from cellular acid, a type of synthetic polymer, and also manufactures other modelling ponies from the same materials. Lesser known are the equestrian figurines made of china and rosin, which are targeted at the adults collector'sarket.
In addition, the enterprise manufactures pattern book accessory such as sheds, barn and maintenance equipment on a large scale in relation to its patternpferden. The Breyer Animal Creations business was established in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, as the Breyer Molding Co. Recognised for having been hired by F.W. Woolworth to design a equestrian sculpture (now known as the 57th West Horse) to decorate a mantelpiece watch, she was also the first to be given the task of creating a chimney ornament.
Around the 1:9 scales, the parts were still in the mould and the models were kept as payments. The orders started to run only for the animal and the Breyer Animal Creations firm was born. Breyer has since become one of the leading manufacturers of modelling ponies. Whereas Breyer finished goods were initially produced in the USA, they are now produced in China.
Breyer has several different model scales: Traditionally: 1:9 scale (adult sizes are about 11 long 9 high) and is the most widely used of all. In 1:12 format (adult versions are approx. 9 long 6 high) and are targeted at the young people's markets. 1:24 graduation (approx. 6 long x 5 high) - Now in retirement, but some items are included in kit.
This line distinguishes itself from other Breyer product lines in that the styles are equipped with brush-on menes and tail and may have articulated head, neck and leg and are sold to younger kids. Every equestrian is poured into a two- to three-part mould. Marks and colour samples are usually obtained with a template, the so-called template, although most of the older designs were worked by airbrush by hand, leaving marks such as indefinite stockings or a bare face simply undecorated.
Many details, such as eye-white (often revived in 1950' and 1960' styles and now in contemporary styles), makes or other custom marks, are carefully hand-painted. Variety is a distinction, usually in the painting, of one or a few of a particular type as it comes from the fab.
There is, for example, a shared mould, usually referred to as Proud Arabian Stallion (abbreviated to PAS by collectors). Breyer for many years made it with a spotted grey fur and a grey mahne, cock and hoof. But for some unfamiliar reasons some of these came from the manufacturer with dark menes, cocks and boots and black ankle boots or hosiery.
Those particular, uncommon designs are regarded as variants of the Dapple Grey PAS design and are very useful in comparison to the standard design, which is quite frequent. The Breyer uses a number of different shapes, most of which have been approved in several colours. There is, for example, a frequently used mould called Family Arabian Stallion (so much loved by gatherers that it is known as "FAS").
Bryer has been releasing series of this form in a variety of different fur colours with different marks and detail such as stockings and blaze, apaloosa covers, even Indian colour decoration since the initial 1956 series. Styles can also have different surfaces, such as matt or sheen. Every variation of a certain shape is regarded as a different style and is almost always given a number and a name.
However, in certain cases some designs do not have a number - this can be referred to as "test runs". Often new shapes are launched, and old ones are sometimes "discarded" - no longer produced - or even inadvertently damaged or wasted. Of course, the colour and markings variants are endless and contain all the variants found in real horse skins.
Also Breyer publishes model in more realistic colours - "Dekorateur-Modelle". Originally four decorative colours were manufactured in the 1960s: Breyer later launched a bronzed finishing and more recently a silvery delicate Florentine style, which is essentially silvery Florentine. Originally four decorative colours are still sometimes used in occasional edition, but the originals are now much in demand among collector.
Some recent interior design styles have portrayed scenes and pictures on them, especially those in the Halloween line, and a few have been poured into a transparent mold of cellular acetate to look like blew glasses, known as "Clearware". As a rule, styles that have been decorated with this colour are available in restricted editions. There are several ways in which a particular type of equine rider can be assessed or judged, according to the purposes of the assessment series.
In contrast to some collector's games, the Breyer horses package generally has no influence on the value of the game. Unfortunately, there were some problems with packing before the year 2000 where, if a pattern remains in the stall for an extensive amount of space, the stall can actually cause damage to the horse's surface because the colour of the stall is rubbed against the sides of the stall or the synthetic straps that bind it to the packing, reducing the value of the pattern.
Frequent errors in used styles are scrapes, friction, fractures (ears, cocks, legs), cracks, twisted leg, yellowness, etc. caused by use or improper use. A few defects from the plant are regarded as variants and are regarded by the collector as rarities. Rareness of the paradigm is the other main way of assessing recoverability and value.
You can define a scarce type as one that has been approved for a brief length of timeframe over a longer timeframe so that there are not many in use, or that has been approved in very small numbers. Extremely few Breyer publications that are unique (OOAK), which are always awarded as prices or auctioned at the annual Breyerfest meetings, are the most extremely cases.
By far, these are the most popular and sought-after modelling ponies. Demonstrations of modelling ponies are an opportunity for gatherers to present their work. A show describes a modell as one of two classes: The LSQ means that the equine and all turning points must represent the true equine and be in sufficiently good conditions to be examined from all sides (taking into account defects from the manufacturer as well as from use).
The PSQ is less challenging as both the horses and the tail can be seen from only one side of the photograph and a detailed inspection is not possible. All sides of the cast are assessed in a show. Pictures of a particular models are sent in a slideshow and can therefore only be evaluated from one side.
It is the aim of a beginner in a collector's category to have the rare one. Within a holster category the pattern must have a name and a race, and this category is assessed according to how the pattern fits the given race. A further part of the hobbies of modelling horses is customising, where a particular modell is redesigned in some way, making it uniquely.
Occasionally styles are just painted or patterned in their original colour (e.g. Appleosa or equestrian markings), while other styles are rearranged by heating and shaping. Most drastically, the artists will redesign the entire cast, cut off parts of the human being, reposition and reattach, repaint and finish.
The Breyer model is a favorite candidate for customization because it is inexpensive and easy to purchase. Sometimes these unique custom designs can be sold for tens or even tens of millions of dollars, based on how well the customization is done, how well known the performer is, and how appealing the results are. The BreyerFest was first organized in 1990 and has since been taking place every July at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
It is a favourite spectacle and a three-day celebration for collector of horses of all age. Participants can buy Breyer custom Breyer horses during this show, which will only be available at Breyerfest, buy Breyer regularly run (RR) and Breyer and participating dealer retirement horses, and take part in large scale show jumping tests. There are also courses on painting, adapting and repairing patterns as well as presentations on gathering and assessing patterns.
Distinguished honoured visitors, mostly well-known instructors and celebrity stallions, are also present and appear for the participants. A Breyer Modellpferd was typical to represent the Ehrengast of the Pferdes before. Every year there is a real life sale of unique Breyer models, designed by Breyer and auctioned off to the highest bidders, often for tens of millions of dollars.
There will also be a quiet sale of rarely or tailor-made horses and equipment. A 3-day pass includes a classic celebration type, and 1-day pass owners get a Stablemate type. Every BreyerFest has its own topic, according to which many or all custom designs are made.
The Breyer range is available through the company's website and from a wide range of on-line and brickworks and mortar retailers such as toyshops and tacklestores. Modelling in the aftermarket is often found on eBay and Modelling Horses Sales Pages. And Breyer also has a retailer locator on his website. JAH is Breyer's showcase equestrian magazines.
Published each year to members of the Collector Club, this is the most widely read modeling equine journal in America. Subscribers benefit from insight into Breyer's publications and shows, hobbies and highlight stories from renowned gatherers and artists. For information on previous editions of Just About Human Resources, please visit the website "Identify Your Breyer".
Moulds and Breyer models: Horses, Riders, and Animals, fifth issue, by Nancy Young is an encyclopaedic volume on Breyer's designs from 1990 to 1997. Contains information about print run and colours, mould brands and varieties, Breyer catalogues, tacks, labels, lights, watches and much more. Although no new issues have appeared, this is the most instructive guide available on the Breyer model story and details.
Breyer Animal Collector's guide by Felicia Browell (and others, in later editions) is basically a pricing guidebook containing photos of most of Breyer's published model and figures for them on the basis of AvP.