Sunday, 19 August 2012


First up today is Julip's CLEVELAND. This model was around in the 1960s & 70s and was discontinued sometime in the mid-late 1970s.
This poor old boy is rather worn due to having the saddle and bridle wearing the paintwork away. Julip bridles had wire bits to go in the horses' mouths but these tended to scratch the edges of the mouth. The ears would get rubbed from pulling the headpiece over them, so many Julips have a few "battle scars" to show!

Next is the CLYDESDALE FOAL. This was first introduced as a plastic Horse Of The Year model in 2000. The first latex version was also made that year as a portrait of a real Clydesdale foal called Ted.  This model has not been available through the catalogue since, but the mould is still used for special orders and "spares" (when Julip make one-offs to sell).

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