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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Five Gaiter #53 "Commander"

Five Gaiter #53 "Commander"

Produced 1962-1971. This particular model probably from before 1963. I base this estimate on the fact that his ribbons are visible on the left side of the horse as well as the right and that he is more tan than yellow--he is a nice shade of palomino though not typical of the really TAN early ones.

This model has a little bit of a sad story. I stumbled on him via Ebay where he was being sold by a person who appeared to sell stuff on Ebay professionally and was not a hobbyist. She also had an old custom Breyer for sale and it was through discussion of that horse I found this one. As it later came out, these horses were found in a storage locker that had not been paid for in some time, so the storage company sold the contents. The owner was a hobbyist who died and the family did not know about the storage locker. This information came out after I bought this fellow, and made me a little sad, and is what partially inspired me to document my own collection. I don't want some of beloved horses to just be sold on Ebay without someone knowing they even exist.

Ephemera: Ebay invoice from January 2007

Condition: 3+ a couple small rubs--overall in excellent condition for a nearly 50 year old plastic horse.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jackie, so glad I found your blog. I wanted to let you know about a site that I am putting together. It is for Breyer Horse Collectors. A place for us to get to know each other and share stories; we all have so many things in common of course number one being the love of horses. There is a page on the site called Collector of the Month - with as many wonderful models you have, you would be perfect to highlight! It is great to see other Breyer Models and hear their stories. We have a Lady that breeds Boxers, a nutritional Scientist, several people who run animal rescues, and one Lady just graduated from Nursing School with high honors and owns over 3,000 models. It's a great group of people - and we would love to have you join. The address is:
    And is you would like to know a bit more about me personaly; go to There you will be able to meet most of the gang (horses). Take care and I hope we "talk" soon.
    Bonnie Stasser


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Outstanding commissions

So I do not lose track of it, these are my outstanding commissions:

In progress:

Micro Night Heather with C. Riley

Pending deals, waiting on something or another:

Iaret by Danelle Gatcombe. Horse paid for and here, I need to prep and send to Danelle.

Quartermaster with Steph Michaud, need to ship her the horse!!!!


CMG Daffyd, broken hind leg and tail. Seeking restorer.

Want List

  • Breyer Rising Sun
  • Wimpys Little Chick, Breyer WEG palomino Roxy
  • Breyer Tortuga
  • Woodgrains I don't have
  • Breyer Palomino Lady Phase, 1995 Judge Model version
  • Pour Horse Owynn, bay and grey
  • HR Sepse Violette
  • HR Roan Lady

Unpainted Resin Collection

  • AA Arab Mare Relaxing
  • AA Boxing Shire
  • AA Dauntless
  • AA Exmoor
  • AA Flying Fresian
  • Alphabet Bashkir
  • Balling Hen
  • Balling Mini Standing Morgan
  • Deputed Duke
  • Dinky Duke (2)
  • Flitwick
  • Hairy Finn
  • Hana (cat)
  • Iaret
  • Kaltix
  • Kipling
  • Lancelot
  • Little Man Mango
  • Marshall (Harris)
  • Mini Cromwell
  • Mini Fabrizio
  • Moose Medallion (3)
  • Morsel
  • Morsel Redux
  • Napoleon (cat)
  • Netsky
  • Oliver
  • Parrs Dream Doll
  • Patches (cat)
  • Pixie (bisque)
  • Poudre
  • Ratrod
  • Rising Hopes (prepped)
  • Ruah
  • Sweet Lullabye
  • VToo
  • Vata
  • Vegas Medallion


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