Series: Breyer Animal Collector's Guide, 2nd
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 2nd edition (October 1999)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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I first purchased this book in it's second edition, and snatched up the third edition as soon as it came out! I only wish Browell could update it every year. The number of new products Breyer releases annually causes the book to go out of date very quickly, and I generally pen in new items myself.This guide is divided into sections by model size - traditional, classic, little bit, and stablemate, with separate sections for porcelains/resins, the Ponies series, farm animals and wildlife, and other Breyer items. Every model produced on each mold is listed with the following information: model number, year/s produced, model name/title, color, markings, any accessories, what the model was produced for if it is a special run of some sort, the number of pieces produced if it was a limited run, and an approximate value range as of the publishing date. Browell also makes note of any variations in color, markings, or finish that a particular model may have been available in. Each model (with the exception of a few very new, or very rare ones) is also pictured for visual reference. The photos are clear and well-lit, and both sides of each mold are shown, which makes identification even easier.The approximate values given are only Browell's estimates and every collector should use their own judgement in purchasing and selling models. A model's value depends on it's condition, age, availability, original retail price, and other factors. Because of this, the estimates in the book are not always applicable, and it must also be kept in mind that values fluctuate from year to year. This book is most helpful for identification of models, especially when a collector does not have access to older Breyer catalogs. Though the third edition is heftier than the previous two, as is to be expected, it is still easy enough to take along when going to shows, swap meets, flea markets, etc. I have found it to be well worth purchasing and would highly recommend it to any other collector.
As someone just starting to collect these models, I found this book very helpful in identifying the models and molds, and in becoming generally familiar with the subject. I did spot a few errors and the author was speedy to respond and offer help. Because of the small photo size, it can be hard to see detail of the models, but it is great that every picture is in color. For the price, a hugely helpful guide.
This is a complete update guide for the Breyer horse collector. Wonderfully illustrated with good clear photos of all makes and sizes of Breyers easy to read and informative. Includes rare and older hard to find Breyers along with newly released horses.Maybe used as a insurance guide or basis for determining values for realistic retail. If your going to collect Breyer Horse you must own this book.I suggest you buy this before you start collecting so you don't end up over paying for your purchases.
For Breyer collectors, this book is an absolute must. The current edition, released in August 2002, is so up-to-date that it includes the 2002 mid-year releases in its valuation guide. Photographs of molds and models in different finishes make identifying "which one is mine" very easy, and the documentation is interesting to read. Breyer collectors will certainly benefit from having this item on their bookshelves.
This book is amazing! The pictures and descriptions are so great and it's so up to date which makes it great for all collectors. This book even goes into details about flaws in models, etc and different colour variations of certain models. In my opinion this book is a MUST HAVE for any breyer collector. I know it's certainly helped me find values of models and to help me look for ones that i've missed out on.
a good pictorial reference with a lot of info for collector's...alas, no price values though....but great for researching names and dates of production.
I soooo needed this book. I started collecting Breyers around 1987. I was seven at the time. Needless to say, most of my older Breyers are in played with condition. I have started to increase my collection since I became more aware of their value...The guide helped me identify a couple of my older ones and renew my interest in my collection. I already can't wait for the next edition!
This is an awsome book with tons of great pictures or various Breyer Models and descriptions. This book is a MUST for any breyer collector as it has tons of information and values on each model and also colour variations.
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