Monday, 15 October 2012

More Julip newbies!

I have taken delivery of another fine lot of vintage Julip horses!   These are also from ebay and although they are not in the best of condition, their great age makes them all the more appealing.

First up, here is Breeze, the 1st version Arab Mare.
Sadly, Breeze doesn't stand up due to the wires in her hindlegs being broken.  OH is going to make me a stand for her to lean on!  

Next up is a Thoroughbred, even earlier than the ones I've had before ...
This is Lucifer (so named for his rather demonic eyes ...!). His legs have seen better days, but he stands up and is set solid.
Lucifer came with his brother ..
This horse is unfortunate in that his saddle, bridle and rider have all fused onto him, so he will be forever like this! They have been stored on their side which has meant the latex and leather has all been squashed into each other.  I just love the rider, she looks like she's had a few too many beverages!

Next up are the ponies.  The first is a rather bald Shetland.
The paintwork isn't good, but he's still a nice pony.

Then there is a 1st version Dartmoor in a fetching dappled grey.
One of his hindlegs has set at an awkward angle, and the poor thing has been drawn on with red ink ... !

Lastly there is the little Icelandic Pony
He is covered in paint cracks, but otherwise is ok.  This was the most expensive, despite being the smallest, due to its rarity.

These all came from the same vendor, selling on behalf of their owners who have had these since new back in the late 1950s/early 1960s. It must have been sad to see them go after so long, but here they will have a permanent home along with my other 200 Julips !!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

New Julips!

I've been a very bad girl and spent all my month's wages on an army of little latex ponies ... I'm sure that makes me certifiable, but it keeps me quiet.

There were two lots of very vintage Julips up on ebay this past month. I know it was greedy of me, but I can no longer help myself when such wonderful collections come up for sale.   I bid, I won. What else can I say?!

Anyway. Lot number one consisted of five horses, some moth-eaten riders and various pieces of tack, etc.  These were all from the 1960s.
The horse above was a bit of a mystery at first. I compared him to a few of my other old Julips and he didn't seem to resemble them, but eventually I decided he must be an ANGLO ARAB, despite his head appearing to be much finer than my others. In every other respect, he was the same.  So that's Anglo Arab number 3 !

The next is a HANDY HUNTER in chestnut - he may have supposed to have been palomino, but not any more!  There were two of this mould in the lot ...
This one was not in such nice condition, but a pretty colour.
There was also quite a poorly THOROUGHBRED, also in a pretty sort of colour ...
I've not seen one this colour before, a sort of rose fleabitten grey ?  Sadly, his legs are very sticky and most of his body feels soft. I hope the latex will set again so no further damage can occur.

The last one in this little lot was a foal.  The leg wires are broken, but fortunately he still stands up ok.
I will introduce my next mulit-buy next time!