Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (November 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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This book is a must for anyone serious about collecting model horses. Gail Fitch is well known in the hobby as THE authority on Hartlands, and her expertise shows as she thoroughly discusses the Hartland horses and riders. The author provides excellent photographs and shares details about the series that collectors will be able to use. Ms. Fitch is so meticulous about providing information to the extent that she includes photos of how to carefully remove the saddles so that the model is not damaged in the process. This book should be part of the basic library of each model horse enthusiast.
A terrific read! As the owner of numerous Hartland Western figurines and Hartland Baseball figurines, I really enjoyed the book. I thought for sure I saw the Lone Ranger and Tonto smile from their perch in my display case while I was reading. (They were my first Hartlands - gifts when I was 10 years old.)
I love this book! I don't know what else the author could have included -- it is so complete. I especially like the fact that the book is broken into sections, i.e. the horses and riders, the standing gunfighters, the riders and the horses shown separately in other sections. I also enjoy the history section in the back, and the detailed written descriptions about the models and their variations. The quality of the color photos is superb and I would highly recommend this book to any Hartland collector. I can't wait till her book on the breed horses comes out!
I was really pleased when I received this book. If you are a serious collector and you want to know all about the wonderful Horse and Rider series that Hartland Company manufactured through out its existence then this is a must have book. I highly recommend it!
This concise book covers all the Hartland horses, riders and gunfighters. The clear color photography shows everycolor variation of the horses, all the different molds and a price guide. A rating chart in the back of the book showsthe different conditions of horses and riders for collectors. It is the definitive book on Hartlands.
This long-awaited reference guide to one subset of the prolific Hartland line of collectable model figurines is everything I had hoped and much, much more. Dealing with the various horseman, their mounts and accoutrements, it is a fascinating trip down memory lane for the casual collector, and a treasure trove of details for those who take this hobby more seriously. There are almost countless variations in these horse and rider sets, and Ms. Fitch has done a supurb job of documenting at least *most* of them. Any little detail, whether it be saddle type, hat style or color of uniform can be found within this meticulously prepared volume. If you collected Hartland figures as a child, or are now wishing you had, this is an invaluable reference guide. It's a must-buy for Hartland collectors! My only complaint: the Hartland line is so huge that no one volume could possibly cover it all. And now I have to wait until the next volume can be printed!
Gail Fitch has done a superb job of putting together extrememly detailed and accurate information about all of Hartland's horse and rider figures, with lots of very nice pictures showing details that complement the text. This book has gotten rave reviews from non-Hartland collectors as well as all kinds of horse collectors, and they are well deserved! This is a book that can keep you happily absorbed for long periods of time and it's an essential reference for collectors. Hartland Horsemen is an excellent book, very professionally done, and I love it! Like someone else said, I can't wait until the Hartland horse book is done so I can buy it!
I have always enjoyed collecting western characters and their horses, dogs, etc. This book finally puts it all together. The book also allows me to look at pictures of pieces I can only dream about. The information is terrific and the photos are superb. If you are an "old cowboy" like me, you need at least one copy of this book!
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