Saddle up for adventure with the horse-and-rider sets by Hartland Plastics, the small midwestern company that set a standard of excellence for mass produced, plastic figurines. Whether you like horses; collect toys, model horses, TV mementos or Western memorabilia; or just want to recall the days when heroes were good guys on horseback, this book will make you smile. Hartland Plastics manufactured about six dozen riders and 10 standing gunfighters, over 100 horses for the riders, and countless miniature accessories--and the fun they had shows. The quality sculpture by Roger Williams and Alvar Backstrand and fine attention to painted details give Hartland models a place in the history of American toys and the hearts of kids and collectors. Hartland expert Gail Fitch has assembled a guide loaded with color photography and valuable information for the collector, including current prices, data tables, and advice on care and repair of your models.
Gail Fitch has been a horse lover all her life. She's enjoyed Hartland western statues and horses since the 1960s, and has been a model horse hobbyist and serious collector/admirer of many brands of model horses (with or without riders) since 1974.


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