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Vintage Lone Rangers friend Tonto and his horse Made in the 70s
Vintage Lone Rangers friend Tonto and his horse Made in the 70s
$29.00
Vintage Western Metal Copper Tin Toy Horse Marked USA
Vintage Western Metal Copper Tin Toy Horse Marked USA
$14.00
Marx original 54mm cowboys and horses from the 1950s lot2
Marx original 54mm cowboys and horses from the 1950s lot2
$32.95
VINTAGE MARX INDIAN SADDLE BLANKET FOR STORM CLOUD PINTO HORSE 1970s VGC
VINTAGE MARX INDIAN SADDLE BLANKET FOR STORM CLOUD PINTO HORSE 1970s VGC
$5.99
VINTAGE STAGECOACH HORSES  DRIVER PROCESSED PLASTIC CO USA MADE 7665
VINTAGE STAGECOACH HORSES DRIVER PROCESSED PLASTIC CO USA MADE 7665
$18.88
VTG MIXED LOT OF 25 PLASTIC COWBOYS  INDIANS HORSE  RIDER HONG KONG USED
VTG MIXED LOT OF 25 PLASTIC COWBOYS INDIANS HORSE RIDER HONG KONG USED
$4.95
Vintage Plastic Horses Toy LARGEl Lot 27 pcs
Vintage Plastic Horses Toy LARGEl Lot 27 pcs
$9.99
Vintage 1960s Plastic horse  METAL REINS
Vintage 1960s Plastic horse METAL REINS
$19.95
wonder horse
wonder horse
$150.00
Vintage Toy Louis Marx  Co Inc PONCHO Horse JOHNNY WEST 1967 1970
Vintage Toy Louis Marx Co Inc PONCHO Horse JOHNNY WEST 1967 1970
$69.99
VINTAGE ROCKING HORSE FLEXIBLE FLYER LARGE SIZE
VINTAGE ROCKING HORSE FLEXIBLE FLYER LARGE SIZE
$50.00
1950s or 60s WS TOYS COWBOY on HORSE HONG KONG 202 CLEAN
1950s or 60s WS TOYS COWBOY on HORSE HONG KONG 202 CLEAN
$39.00
1950s or 60s WS TOYS INDIAN on HORSE HONG KONG 201 CLEAN
1950s or 60s WS TOYS INDIAN on HORSE HONG KONG 201 CLEAN
$39.00
marx toys horse saddle blanket
marx toys horse saddle blanket
$3.00
PAPER MACHE HAND MADE PINTO HORSE W PAPER ACCESS  REAL FUR MANE
PAPER MACHE HAND MADE PINTO HORSE W PAPER ACCESS REAL FUR MANE
$65.00
vintage plastic toy horses
vintage plastic toy horses
$3.00
Vintage Handmade Wooden Covered Wagon with 2 Horses
Vintage Handmade Wooden Covered Wagon with 2 Horses
$12.99
vintage AJAX BLACK HORSE play pretend western cowboy play sets accessories
vintage AJAX BLACK HORSE play pretend western cowboy play sets accessories
$8.25
VINTAGE Lot Louis Marx Johnny West Thunderbolt Horse WagonGI JoeBreyerMattel
VINTAGE Lot Louis Marx Johnny West Thunderbolt Horse WagonGI JoeBreyerMattel
$71.00
Play toy horse lot 4 ponies bail of hay saddles ribbon cute kids childrens
Play toy horse lot 4 ponies bail of hay saddles ribbon cute kids childrens
$1.99
Louis Marx Co Indian and Horse toys 1965
Louis Marx Co Indian and Horse toys 1965
$100.00
Vtg ROY ROGERS Ideal STAGECOACH Horses TACK Reigns PLASTIC Wagon TOY Parts LOT
Vtg ROY ROGERS Ideal STAGECOACH Horses TACK Reigns PLASTIC Wagon TOY Parts LOT
$71.00
vintage lot cowboy western play set mounted HORSE RIDER Bergen Toy Novelty ++
vintage lot cowboy western play set mounted HORSE RIDER Bergen Toy Novelty ++
$9.95
vintage mix lot 9x MARX Fort Apache Frontier play set brown FIGURES black HORSES
vintage mix lot 9x MARX Fort Apache Frontier play set brown FIGURES black HORSES
$15.75
1960s Leather Cap Gun Holster with Horse Saddle design
1960s Leather Cap Gun Holster with Horse Saddle design
$15.00
Classic Toy soldiers test shot red mounted Sioux Indians with horses 1 32nd
Classic Toy soldiers test shot red mounted Sioux Indians with horses 1 32nd
$19.95
Vintage Plastic Horse Lot
Vintage Plastic Horse Lot
$6.99
Vintage Toy Horses 1950s 60s
Vintage Toy Horses 1950s 60s
$0.99
Appaloosa Plastic Toy Horse Vintage
Appaloosa Plastic Toy Horse Vintage
$3.99
BONANZA HUGE LOT BEN LITTLE JOE and 1 HORSES + ACCESSORIES
BONANZA HUGE LOT BEN LITTLE JOE and 1 HORSES + ACCESSORIES
$45.99
Vintage Hobby Horse Wood Horse Head On Stick Toy
Vintage Hobby Horse Wood Horse Head On Stick Toy
$49.99
LONE RANGERSTONTO SILVER the HORSE AND ACCESS
LONE RANGERSTONTO SILVER the HORSE AND ACCESS
$42.00
HARTLAND PLASTIC WOODGRAIN HORSE 1960s FIGURE
HARTLAND PLASTIC WOODGRAIN HORSE 1960s FIGURE
$59.99
Lot of 4 Sets Vintage 1940s Meyercord Decals Western Cowboys Horses Wagontrain
Lot of 4 Sets Vintage 1940s Meyercord Decals Western Cowboys Horses Wagontrain
$17.99
Auburn Rubber DAVY CROCKETT HORSE SHOES Partial Set
Auburn Rubber DAVY CROCKETT HORSE SHOES Partial Set
$50.00
Lot 13 Yellow Red MPC Indians Horses Totem Pole Marx Teepee Fort Apache 1960s
Lot 13 Yellow Red MPC Indians Horses Totem Pole Marx Teepee Fort Apache 1960s
$19.99
Vintage 1981 Fleetwood Lone Ranger SILVER ARABIAN 1997 Saiari Horse Colt Toy
Vintage 1981 Fleetwood Lone Ranger SILVER ARABIAN 1997 Saiari Horse Colt Toy
$11.49
MARX Best Of The West Johnny West Horse w Wheels SET OF TWO
MARX Best Of The West Johnny West Horse w Wheels SET OF TWO
$85.00
TOY PLASTIC SADDLES Blankets Reins For Differnt Size Horses
TOY PLASTIC SADDLES Blankets Reins For Differnt Size Horses
$10.99
Vintage Marx A Mighty Viking Horse Realistic Action Damaged Box
Vintage Marx A Mighty Viking Horse Realistic Action Damaged Box
$29.99
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl frontiersmen mounted with horse+Indian
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl frontiersmen mounted with horse+Indian
$24.95
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl two Indian horses + pair of wagon horses
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl two Indian horses + pair of wagon horses
$17.95
Vintage Cowboys and Indians plastic figures on Horses for Playsets
Vintage Cowboys and Indians plastic figures on Horses for Playsets
$6.99
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl farmerwife2 cows and a horse
Auburn Rubber 1950s era vinyl farmerwife2 cows and a horse
$21.95
Vintage Bakelite swirl hard plastic Horses for Playsets
Vintage Bakelite swirl hard plastic Horses for Playsets
$6.99
70 Mixed Vintage Frontier Cowboys Indians Plastic Men Horses MPC Marx
70 Mixed Vintage Frontier Cowboys Indians Plastic Men Horses MPC Marx
$29.98
Vintage MARX Western COWBOYS Horses INDIANS Plastic FIGURES 55mm LOT of 40 VG++
Vintage MARX Western COWBOYS Horses INDIANS Plastic FIGURES 55mm LOT of 40 VG++
$9.33
Auburn Horse
Auburn Horse
$9.99
Two Vintage Cast Metal Hand Painted Horses Made In Japan
Two Vintage Cast Metal Hand Painted Horses Made In Japan
$9.99
VINTAGE HONG KONG NO 900 PLASTIC TOY INDIAN COWBOY HORSE FIGURES LOT COLLECTION
VINTAGE HONG KONG NO 900 PLASTIC TOY INDIAN COWBOY HORSE FIGURES LOT COLLECTION
$12.00
MARX 1950s 1960s STAGE COACH HORSES LOT OF 4
MARX 1950s 1960s STAGE COACH HORSES LOT OF 4
$29.95
HARTLAND MATT DILLON GUNSMOKE RIDER ONLY C 1960 NO HORSE OR ACCESSORIES
HARTLAND MATT DILLON GUNSMOKE RIDER ONLY C 1960 NO HORSE OR ACCESSORIES
$45.00
Hartland 1950s Wyatt Earp and Horse
Hartland 1950s Wyatt Earp and Horse
$85.00
REARING Sindy Comanche Horse In Box With Western Tack marx johnny west
REARING Sindy Comanche Horse In Box With Western Tack marx johnny west
$60.00
Vintage Hard Plastic Rubber Toy Horse Shoe Game Set made in USA FREE shipping
Vintage Hard Plastic Rubber Toy Horse Shoe Game Set made in USA FREE shipping
$12.50
Vintage Arcor Rubber Horses Lot Of 3 Brown White Made USA
Vintage Arcor Rubber Horses Lot Of 3 Brown White Made USA
$5.99
VINTAGE HARTLAND ROY ROGERS ACTION FIGURINE NO HORSE NO HAT
VINTAGE HARTLAND ROY ROGERS ACTION FIGURINE NO HORSE NO HAT
$5.50
old vintage mix lot 6x UNBRANDED frontier play set white black HORSES Made USA
old vintage mix lot 6x UNBRANDED frontier play set white black HORSES Made USA
$14.25
vintage lot 2x cowboy western play bucking HORSES bronco 1x Bergen Toy 1x Archer
vintage lot 2x cowboy western play bucking HORSES bronco 1x Bergen Toy 1x Archer
$9.95
VINTAGE STAGECOACH COWBOY  2 HORSE TEAM BY THE PROCESSED PLASTIC CO 7665
VINTAGE STAGECOACH COWBOY 2 HORSE TEAM BY THE PROCESSED PLASTIC CO 7665
$15.95
VNTG MOBO PRESSED STEEL SPRING BOUNCY RIDING HORSE PRAIRIE KING ENGLAND
VNTG MOBO PRESSED STEEL SPRING BOUNCY RIDING HORSE PRAIRIE KING ENGLAND
$100.00
Rare ROY ROGERS VINTAGE TIN LITHO MARX DODGE TRUCK HORSE TRAILER
Rare ROY ROGERS VINTAGE TIN LITHO MARX DODGE TRUCK HORSE TRAILER
$129.56
Big Lot Marx Best of the West 1960s Action Figures Horses  Accessories
Big Lot Marx Best of the West 1960s Action Figures Horses Accessories
$75.00
Vintage Toy HORSE hard plastic Old Toy Classic Toy
Vintage Toy HORSE hard plastic Old Toy Classic Toy
$4.99
Antique 1973 Lone Ranger Toy Set Silver And Scout Jointed Horses With Saddles
Antique 1973 Lone Ranger Toy Set Silver And Scout Jointed Horses With Saddles
$99.99
Vintage Marx Thunderbolt Horse w rolling Action wheels 1973
Vintage Marx Thunderbolt Horse w rolling Action wheels 1973
$19.95
COLLECTIBLE HAND CARVED WELLS FARCO STAGECOACH W SIX HORSE TEAM
COLLECTIBLE HAND CARVED WELLS FARCO STAGECOACH W SIX HORSE TEAM
$499.99
VINTAGE WILD WEST PLAYSET COWBOYS INDIANS ARMY MEN PLASTIC TOY HONG KONG HORSES
VINTAGE WILD WEST PLAYSET COWBOYS INDIANS ARMY MEN PLASTIC TOY HONG KONG HORSES
$8.99
Vintage 3 1 2 Metal Cowboy Figure  2 1 2  Metal Horse
Vintage 3 1 2 Metal Cowboy Figure 2 1 2 Metal Horse
$32.00
Vintage 1970s plastic palomino horse and cowgirl toy set
Vintage 1970s plastic palomino horse and cowgirl toy set
$10.00
FOUR PLASTIC TOY HORSES
FOUR PLASTIC TOY HORSES
$1.00
Horse related toy lot RIBBONS TROPHIES Feeding Supplies lot of 50 pieces FUNSY
Horse related toy lot RIBBONS TROPHIES Feeding Supplies lot of 50 pieces FUNSY
$14.99
2 Lot Vintage Toy Horse Animal Real Fur Tail Mane Felt Plastic
2 Lot Vintage Toy Horse Animal Real Fur Tail Mane Felt Plastic
$10.97
WESTERN COWBOYS  INDIANS ON HORSES TAKE APART TOYS COLORFUL PLASTIC 2 1 2
WESTERN COWBOYS INDIANS ON HORSES TAKE APART TOYS COLORFUL PLASTIC 2 1 2
$6.75
Vintage Leather Miniature Toy Horse Saddle Lined Detail Handtool Workmanship
Vintage Leather Miniature Toy Horse Saddle Lined Detail Handtool Workmanship
$12.99
Vintage Johnny West Ranch with 2 Horses Jane West Sam Cobra  Accessories
Vintage Johnny West Ranch with 2 Horses Jane West Sam Cobra Accessories
$44.00
A Vintage Pair Fosta Plastic Cowboy Boot Bank Look like Roy Rogers Dale
A Vintage Pair Fosta Plastic Cowboy Boot Bank Look like Roy Rogers Dale
$24.99
VTG MARX Johnny West HORSES LOT of 4 1960s FLAME THUNDERBOLT
VTG MARX Johnny West HORSES LOT of 4 1960s FLAME THUNDERBOLT
$51.00
Vintage 1953 Post Grape Nuts Flakes Roy Rogers Buttermilk Horse Pin Pinback
Vintage 1953 Post Grape Nuts Flakes Roy Rogers Buttermilk Horse Pin Pinback
$5.99
Vintage 1953 Post Grape Nuts Flakes Roy Rogers Buttermilk Horse Pin Pinback
Vintage 1953 Post Grape Nuts Flakes Roy Rogers Buttermilk Horse Pin Pinback
$5.99
Great Handmade vintage Breyer farm horse drawn wagon sleigh Leather Rein
Great Handmade vintage Breyer farm horse drawn wagon sleigh Leather Rein
$30.00
Horse Barn and Tack Toy Collection
Horse Barn and Tack Toy Collection
$8.50
32 + PC LOT MARX VINTAGE COWBOYS AND INDIANS SOLDIERS 1 LARGER WHITE HORSE
32 + PC LOT MARX VINTAGE COWBOYS AND INDIANS SOLDIERS 1 LARGER WHITE HORSE
$14.99
Vintage Hartland Chief Thunderbird figure with horse and accessories
Vintage Hartland Chief Thunderbird figure with horse and accessories
$45.50
Vintage Hartland Dale Evans figure with horse and accessories
Vintage Hartland Dale Evans figure with horse and accessories
$46.50
Breyer Collectibles Vintage Horses
Breyer Collectibles Vintage Horses
$22.00
Marx Zeb Zachary horse and wagon from the Johnny West series
Marx Zeb Zachary horse and wagon from the Johnny West series
$50.00
Vintage Cowboys and Indians 3 Toys Figures Bison Buffalo Horses Bear Fence Marx
Vintage Cowboys and Indians 3 Toys Figures Bison Buffalo Horses Bear Fence Marx
$2.99
VINTAGE 1971 DEETAIL HORSE  COWBOY Made in England
VINTAGE 1971 DEETAIL HORSE COWBOY Made in England
$20.00
Lot of 3 Plastic Toy Horses 1 Paint mare Paint foal 1 Appaloosa foal
Lot of 3 Plastic Toy Horses 1 Paint mare Paint foal 1 Appaloosa foal
$6.99
Kids Boy Leather Indian Chief on Horse Western Vintage Vest 1950s
Kids Boy Leather Indian Chief on Horse Western Vintage Vest 1950s
$2.99
RODEO Vintage Plastic Toy Cowboy and Horse seven piece WESTERN PLAY SET
RODEO Vintage Plastic Toy Cowboy and Horse seven piece WESTERN PLAY SET
$12.00
VINTAGE MINIATURE COPPER HORSE
VINTAGE MINIATURE COPPER HORSE
$9.95
vintage plastic western cowboys and indians and horses Lot 50 Pieces Mixed Lot
vintage plastic western cowboys and indians and horses Lot 50 Pieces Mixed Lot
$0.99
Vintage MARX Fort APACHE Fighter GERONIMO Johnny West INDIAN horse
Vintage MARX Fort APACHE Fighter GERONIMO Johnny West INDIAN horse
$80.00
Vintage Distrssed Horse on Stick Toy
Vintage Distrssed Horse on Stick Toy
$4.95
Marx Best of the West Johnny West INDIAN Horse Saddle w strap Semi RARE
Marx Best of the West Johnny West INDIAN Horse Saddle w strap Semi RARE
$7.26
VtgSet of Hobby Horses Head on Stick Riding Toy Carved Wood Wool Hand Crafted
VtgSet of Hobby Horses Head on Stick Riding Toy Carved Wood Wool Hand Crafted
$29.99
Vintage Bergen Toy  Novelty 4 Hard Plastic Horse Cowboy Indian Playset Figure
Vintage Bergen Toy Novelty 4 Hard Plastic Horse Cowboy Indian Playset Figure
$2.95



Where can I find the toy story collection edition of the horse bullseye? the woody's roundup one?

I'm trying to find the horse from Toy Story, Bullseye...I'm looking for the actual movie replica that's part of the Toy Story collection of toys with the certificate of authenticity in the Woody's roundup box. I've seen Woody and Jessie but I can't find Bullseye anywhere. Does anyone know if there are any stores that sell them?

The Disney Store is missing quite a few of the Toy Story Collection characters including Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, Utility Belt Buzz, and Woody's Horse: Bullseye. They are all set for Wave 2 which may be why... no idea why it is taking the disney store so long to get them though.

Also, it looks like the Bullseye Toy Story Collection Toy has yet to be released yet as the only actual one that I could find that wasn't a Mattel was here:

http://www.urban-collector.com/toy-story-12-in-scale-bullseye-collectors-edition-figure-feb101475.html

By the looks of the website it comes out next month (July 2010) so if you pre-order it you should be one of the first to recieve it!

Best of luck!


The Development of China Toys

China's various national industries began to take shape after the May Fourth movement in the 1919. During that time, the semi-colonized China was constantly subjected to the divisions of the big powers. A group of patriots began manufacturing & developing national products. Amongst them were some toy manufacturers & publishers like Shanghai Commercial Press, China Can Company and The New Art Toy, who took the lead in the development of the toy industry in China.

However, many toy factories were forced to cease business during World War Two. By the time the war ended, only about 200 toy workers were left. The People's Republic of China was established in 1949 and the Central Government re-defined the development of the toy industry, laying down the standards for the upgrading of technical expertise. In 1958, the toy industry started to formulate a standard system and compiling proper merchandise code for export.

Under the command from the headquarters to eliminate the capitalist class, however, China kickstarted the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Under the slogan to wipe out the Four Olds, many fine toy designers were unable to give full play to their talents. The toy industry became stagnant during this period. In the 70s, under the instruction of Premier Zhou Enlai to "adapt foreign things to Chinese needs", electronic technology was introduce to produce high quality toys, thereby enabling the Chinese toy industry to enter a new domain.

The Museum of Shanghai Toys is the first museum of its kind in the world. My name is Marvin Chan and my collection originates from China.

In 1989, I came across a toy shop in Malaysia where I bought a few tin toys that I've played with when young. Who would have thought those few pieces would lead me to a new chapter in my life!

My enthusiasm for toys grew from there. In 1993, I visited a famous toy museum in Japan. I was impressed by the way they had held on to their cultural heritage - it reinforced my feelings for Chinese toys. Thus the seed to MoST was planted.

Setting up MoST marks my first major step towards my China Toys dream. I'm truly happy to be able to share my dream and passion with you through MoST and I hope you'll enjoy your trip here too.

The Museum has an extensive toy collection - toys have been, and continue to be, central to the childhood experience. In the past, most children would have had home-made toys, made from materials commonly found around the home.In ancient times, Greek and Roman children are known to have played with marbles, spinning tops and clay dolls. It was not until the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that toys were mass produced.

Noah's Arks

Noah and his Ark has always been a popular biblical story for children, and toy versions of the ark have been made since the 18th century. They were particularly popular during the Victorian period when children were restricted to play with biblical toys on Sundays.

It is believed that the Noah's Ark toy originated from a small village in Germany, called Oberammergau, an area that is renowned for its wood craftsmanship. The industry started out as a cottage industry, with different families producing particular animals, which would then be collected together and assembled with an ark. Later on, as the industry expanded, new techniques we formed to speed up the process. A ring known as a Seiffen (named after the place where it was invented) would be carved out from wood and shaped with a lathe. The ring would then be sliced into sections, with each section forming the basic shape of an animal. Each animal would then be finished by hand, with tails and horns being added where needed.

The ark itself comes in two basic shapes; the first is a flat bottom ark which is a flat piece of wood in a raft shape with a hut on the top, the second is a boat ark, which has a deep hull with a large building on the top. The animals are stored inside, with access from a hinged roof. Some arks can have up to 400 animals which, when placed nose to tail, can extend for up to 30 metres. Like many toys, arks can vary in quality. Some of the most sought-after ones are decorated with inlaid straw which looks golden in the light, or inlaid with different types of wood.

Most arks have a dove carrying a olive branch painted onto the roof, a symbol of hope. Arks were very popular up until the 1920s and were exported from Germany to markets all over the world. Their decline came when export tax was imposed on them during the war. The tariff was based on size and weight, so many makers of arks switched to making toys which were smaller and lighter.

Toy Horses

Toys horses, in various forms and made from many materials, have been around for several thousand years. Often they closely resembled their real counterparts and the work that they performed, and they were usually for boys. Toy horses encouraged imitative play, teaching children adult skills for the future, riding being an essential skill for the male sex. Boys would mimic their fathers riding into war, or hunting, or driving. This is illustrated by the words James I of England wrote to his young son: 'the honourablest and most commendable games that ye can use are games on horseback'.

The earliest type of 'rideable' horse was the hobby horse which has appeared in illustrations in Europe since the 15th century. In its simplest form the hobby horse could be a plain straight stick. However, more complex designs developed, with carved heads, wheels attached to the bottom of the stick, or even covers to hide the riders' legs. They were generally toys for older children who could run around.

The rocking horse was a later development; no references have been found to this toy before the 17th century. The idea of the rocking horse evolved from three main sources: the traditional rocking cradle, the pull-along tilting seat used in the middle ages for jousting practice, and the wheeled hobby horse. The first rocking horse was very different in appearance from our usual notions of the toy. It consisted of two flat boat-shaped planks bridged by a seat, in front of which was a carved equine head and neck. A tail may have been attached and sometimes two foot rests were placed on the shoulder. The earliest surviving example is the horse thought to have belonged to King Charles I. This method of construction was simple as it avoided the difficulties of carving the horses' legs, and because of its practicality it continued into the 19th century as a design for cheaper horses. Sometimes the solid sides were painted with the lower body and legs of the horse, or with folk patterns, or a scene as if viewed through the horses' legs. This type of horse was usual in Germany, while the English preferred the fully carved type.

As the toy gained in popularity and advances were made in cabinet making, the legs of rocking horses began to be carved in round. The head and body were often made of pine and the legs of the stronger beech wood. At first these horses were rather heavy in structure, although gradually they became more elegant, standing on slender carved rockers with tapering ends. This reflected the changes in the real world as faster and lighter horses were needed for artillery, and in the mid-17th century Arabian stallions were imported into England and hunting became a popular pastime. Rocking horses had also evolved into spirited racing steeds with lowered heads and outstretched legs. These horses were effective training devices as the young rider could easily be thrown if not riding correctly.

The basic structure of the rocking horse was wood, carved in several pieces and then pegged together before being covered with a thin layer of plaster called gesso. The paintwork usually represented a dappled grey, although animal skins, often deer or calf, were also used as a covering. The rockers were often painted green to resemble grass, and the horses' features were usually painted, although glass eyes were sometimes inserted into the heads. Saddles and bridles of leather had metal bits and stirrups so that the child could accustom himself to the riding position. Manes and tails were frequently made of real horse hair which was cheaper and more realistic than carving.

In the 19th century the increase in trade and traffic led to a greater demand for more horses to carry and distribute goods to and from towns and railway stations. As wealth increased, more horses were kept for pleasure and as a result, a greater diversity of horse breeds developed. Similarly, in the toy horse world there was an ever-growing range of models as the rapid expansion of the toy trade meant manufacturers were constantly looking for new ideas. In London in 1877 there were eleven different makers of rocking horses, for these had become standard items of nursery equipment. Photographic studios often posed children, rich and poor, with rocking horses, and illustrations of the toy abounded, for example, accompanying the nursery rhyme Ride a Cock Horse, the original 'horse' having been an adult's knee.

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