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1950s Vintage Lead Toy Cowboys Indians Soldiers Horses Antique Army Figurines
1950s Vintage Lead Toy Cowboys Indians Soldiers Horses Antique Army Figurines
$70.06
Rare Vintage Jonny West Series By Marx Articulated Horse
Rare Vintage Jonny West Series By Marx Articulated Horse
$55.00
3354Breyer pinto Wahoo King roping horseoriginal calf w tin can Chuck Wagon
3354Breyer pinto Wahoo King roping horseoriginal calf w tin can Chuck Wagon
$37.00
small plastic horse lot cowboy western vintage
small plastic horse lot cowboy western vintage
$11.95
VINTAGE OLD WEST WESTERN PRAIRIE COWBOY SETTLERS TRAIL WOOD WAGON HORSE MULE OX
VINTAGE OLD WEST WESTERN PRAIRIE COWBOY SETTLERS TRAIL WOOD WAGON HORSE MULE OX
$35.00
130+ Wild Wild West Cowboys and Indians with horses soldiers and more
130+ Wild Wild West Cowboys and Indians with horses soldiers and more
$12.99
VINTAGE TIM MEE INDIANS FRONTIERSMEN HORSES TEEPEES
VINTAGE TIM MEE INDIANS FRONTIERSMEN HORSES TEEPEES
$10.99
1960s Roy Rogers Hartland Mini Statue w Horse with 4 hooves on ground UNIQUE
1960s Roy Rogers Hartland Mini Statue w Horse with 4 hooves on ground UNIQUE
$85.00
Marx Johnny West Black Thunderbolt Horse Cowboy Western 13H x 15 L
Marx Johnny West Black Thunderbolt Horse Cowboy Western 13H x 15 L
$12.01
JOHNNY WEST SERIES  THUNDERBOLT HORSE  Vintage Marx Collectible
JOHNNY WEST SERIES THUNDERBOLT HORSE Vintage Marx Collectible
$40.00
Vintage Gabriel Toys 1980 Lone Ranger Tonto Silver and Flicker Horses
Vintage Gabriel Toys 1980 Lone Ranger Tonto Silver and Flicker Horses
$59.95
Marx Johnny West Palomino Horse 13H x 14 1 4L
Marx Johnny West Palomino Horse 13H x 14 1 4L
$9.99
Vintage assortment of 5 mini western pieces Stagecoach 3 horses and an indian
Vintage assortment of 5 mini western pieces Stagecoach 3 horses and an indian
$1.99
Marx Johnny West Two Horses Both Have Broken Tails As Is Repair Only
Marx Johnny West Two Horses Both Have Broken Tails As Is Repair Only
$4.99
1970s Toy Stagecoach  2 Horse Team  Driver Processed Plastics Exc USA
1970s Toy Stagecoach 2 Horse Team Driver Processed Plastics Exc USA
$25.00
LOT of 19 Vintage Louis Marx Horses Hartland  Misc1966 Foal 1967 Poncho FAIR
LOT of 19 Vintage Louis Marx Horses Hartland Misc1966 Foal 1967 Poncho FAIR
$10.01
Vintage Pre WW2 Toy Wagon w Horses  Logs WOW
Vintage Pre WW2 Toy Wagon w Horses Logs WOW
$210.00
VTG American Character Bonanza Wagon Horse Figure Harness  Tack
VTG American Character Bonanza Wagon Horse Figure Harness Tack
$24.99
Vintage 1950s Steha Toy Wagon w Horses COMPLETE
Vintage 1950s Steha Toy Wagon w Horses COMPLETE
$300.00
VINTAGE TIN COWBOY ON HORSE JAPAN DAIYA TIN LITHO
VINTAGE TIN COWBOY ON HORSE JAPAN DAIYA TIN LITHO
$149.00
VINTAGE 1950s HARTLAND MAJOR SETH ADAMS HORSE COLLECTION WARD BOND WAGON TRAIN
VINTAGE 1950s HARTLAND MAJOR SETH ADAMS HORSE COLLECTION WARD BOND WAGON TRAIN
$40.95
1960s Vintage Western Buckboard and Horse with Driver Plastic Toy
1960s Vintage Western Buckboard and Horse with Driver Plastic Toy
$7.95
3 Marx Toys 2062 Johnny West 2067 Jane West and 2061 Horse Thunderbolt
3 Marx Toys 2062 Johnny West 2067 Jane West and 2061 Horse Thunderbolt
$129.95
Antique Marx Ride Em Cowboy on tin plate litho horse
Antique Marx Ride Em Cowboy on tin plate litho horse
$49.99
Vintage Large Plastic Horse KROLL
Vintage Large Plastic Horse KROLL
$8.00
VINTAGE RED METAL TOY TRAIL BLAZER FLASHLIGHT LANTERN W HORSE  RIDER DECAL
VINTAGE RED METAL TOY TRAIL BLAZER FLASHLIGHT LANTERN W HORSE RIDER DECAL
$35.99
1950s Era Palamino Hobby Horse for Riding Rare Rodeo Saddle Wood Frame
1950s Era Palamino Hobby Horse for Riding Rare Rodeo Saddle Wood Frame
$59.00
VTG Childs Toy Riding Horse on Clear Wheels Wooden Handled 22 H in Diamond Mark
VTG Childs Toy Riding Horse on Clear Wheels Wooden Handled 22 H in Diamond Mark
$84.95
CAPTAIN ACTION TONTO INDIAN W MARX JOHNNY WEST PINTO HORSE FIGURES
CAPTAIN ACTION TONTO INDIAN W MARX JOHNNY WEST PINTO HORSE FIGURES
$179.99
vintage 1950s cap gun holster  black blue jewel white horse paladin
vintage 1950s cap gun holster black blue jewel white horse paladin
$9.99
VINTAGE 1950S HARTLAND HORSES LOT OF 2
VINTAGE 1950S HARTLAND HORSES LOT OF 2
$12.99
Hartland Three Horses
Hartland Three Horses
$12.00
Lot of 5 Vintage Western Horses Plastic Toys
Lot of 5 Vintage Western Horses Plastic Toys
$0.99
BREYER PINTO PRANCER LIMITED EDITION RETRO RELEASE PONY HORSE MINT IN BOX
BREYER PINTO PRANCER LIMITED EDITION RETRO RELEASE PONY HORSE MINT IN BOX
$69.99
Vintage Leather Toy Horse Saddle AMAZING DETAILS
Vintage Leather Toy Horse Saddle AMAZING DETAILS
$65.00
Pair vintage hard plastic cowboy with horse  indian with horse
Pair vintage hard plastic cowboy with horse indian with horse
$10.00
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 Lone Ranger Marx Gabriel figure doll TONTO + horse + Buffalo Hunt set
Vintage Lone Ranger Marx Gabriel figure doll TONTO + horse + Buffalo Hunt set
$99.99
Fort Cheyenne Playset Ideal Toys Vintage Calvary Indians Horses 1960S
Fort Cheyenne Playset Ideal Toys Vintage Calvary Indians Horses 1960S
$60.00
Antique Red Hard Plastic 55 Hobby Horse w Green Wheels
Antique Red Hard Plastic 55 Hobby Horse w Green Wheels
$145.00
Vintage Hubbley Metallions Crazy Horse Original Package Metal Toy Figure
Vintage Hubbley Metallions Crazy Horse Original Package Metal Toy Figure
$19.99
Marx Johnny West best of the west horse Pancho 9 1 2
Marx Johnny West best of the west horse Pancho 9 1 2
$23.00
Toy Horses with sleigh type wagon Wagon loaded with logs
Toy Horses with sleigh type wagon Wagon loaded with logs
$69.99
Buckboard Wagon with Mules and Horses
Buckboard Wagon with Mules and Horses
$49.99
Derby Jockey  Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
Derby Jockey Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
$4.99
Derby Jockey  Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
Derby Jockey Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
$4.99
Vintage METAL COWBOY TOY FIGURE ON HORSE w GUN Antique Moveable Arm Cowboy
Vintage METAL COWBOY TOY FIGURE ON HORSE w GUN Antique Moveable Arm Cowboy
$8.00
Vintage Wonder Horse Spring Rocking Ride On
Vintage Wonder Horse Spring Rocking Ride On
$35.00
Derby Jockey  Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
Derby Jockey Horse Vintage toy Hard plastic with solid jockey
$4.99
Marx Johnny West THUNDERBOLT Palomino Horse 1965 Nice Condition
Marx Johnny West THUNDERBOLT Palomino Horse 1965 Nice Condition
$11.99
Vintage METAL TOY COWBOY FIGURE HORSE  LASSO Antique Western Moveable Arm
Vintage METAL TOY COWBOY FIGURE HORSE LASSO Antique Western Moveable Arm
$8.00
Unknown VINTAGE BREYER Horse Lot 1
Unknown VINTAGE BREYER Horse Lot 1
$7.99
johnny westJamie Wests Pony with saddleplus Johnny West Horse
johnny westJamie Wests Pony with saddleplus Johnny West Horse
$19.99
Vintage Plastic Horse 7 White Hartland
Vintage Plastic Horse 7 White Hartland
$7.49
COWBOY ON HORSE BACK FRICTION GOOD CONDITION MADE IN JAPAN
COWBOY ON HORSE BACK FRICTION GOOD CONDITION MADE IN JAPAN
$99.00
PANCHO JOHNNY WEST TOY HORSE PONY VINTAGE MARX VTG STANDING
PANCHO JOHNNY WEST TOY HORSE PONY VINTAGE MARX VTG STANDING
$9.99
RIDING HORSE PLASTIC RELIABLE CANADA TOY RED RARE VINTAGE OLD
RIDING HORSE PLASTIC RELIABLE CANADA TOY RED RARE VINTAGE OLD
$15.00
Vintage 1935 Tom Mix  Tony Childs Rocking Horse Cowboy
Vintage 1935 Tom Mix Tony Childs Rocking Horse Cowboy
$50.99
RARE marx UK Flame Indian Horse Johnny West
RARE marx UK Flame Indian Horse Johnny West
$140.00
VINTAGE 1950s COWBOY HORSE TAKE APART KEY CHAIN PUZZLE MINT w CARD
VINTAGE 1950s COWBOY HORSE TAKE APART KEY CHAIN PUZZLE MINT w CARD
$24.99
Vintage Rocking Horse with Music Box by Thayer Tops for Tots
Vintage Rocking Horse with Music Box by Thayer Tops for Tots
$29.50
Vintage Plastic Horse with Calvary Soldier Big Plastic Figures
Vintage Plastic Horse with Calvary Soldier Big Plastic Figures
$7.50
Vintage Set of Toy StagecoachesWagons Horses Cowboys  Fenceposts Very Rare
Vintage Set of Toy StagecoachesWagons Horses Cowboys Fenceposts Very Rare
$37.50
Vintage Cowboy with Horse  Saddle with Dog plastic toys
Vintage Cowboy with Horse Saddle with Dog plastic toys
$12.50
Set Vintage Plastic Horses Indians Cowboys Daniel Boone Goat Dinosaur
Set Vintage Plastic Horses Indians Cowboys Daniel Boone Goat Dinosaur
$4.75
Collection of 3 Vintage Horses For Sale Equestrian Horse Toy Gift Ideas Mint
Collection of 3 Vintage Horses For Sale Equestrian Horse Toy Gift Ideas Mint
$9.49
Lot of 2 Vintage Wooden Horse Drawn Wagon Carriage  Stagecoach Coach NOS
Lot of 2 Vintage Wooden Horse Drawn Wagon Carriage Stagecoach Coach NOS
$68.00
ROY ROGERS TRIGGER VINTAGE ROCKING HORSE
ROY ROGERS TRIGGER VINTAGE ROCKING HORSE
$19.99
VINTAGE HARTLAND CHEYENNE BRODIE AND HORSE
VINTAGE HARTLAND CHEYENNE BRODIE AND HORSE
$36.00
Vintage 1950s Red Ryder Model Horse With 3 Riders 2 Cowboys  1 Indian Warrior
Vintage 1950s Red Ryder Model Horse With 3 Riders 2 Cowboys 1 Indian Warrior
$25.00
VINTAGE HARTLAND GEORGE WASHINGTON FIGURE W HORSE SADDLE FLAG HAT
VINTAGE HARTLAND GEORGE WASHINGTON FIGURE W HORSE SADDLE FLAG HAT
$37.00
VINTAGE HARTLAND LARGE BLUE SHIRT CHAMP COWBOY AND PALOMINO HORSE
VINTAGE HARTLAND LARGE BLUE SHIRT CHAMP COWBOY AND PALOMINO HORSE
$44.50
VINTAGE WESTERN COWBOY HUBLEY TOY CAP GUNS AND LEATHER HOLSTER FANCY HORSE HEADS
VINTAGE WESTERN COWBOY HUBLEY TOY CAP GUNS AND LEATHER HOLSTER FANCY HORSE HEADS
$46.00
4 Vintage Toy Tin Pins Horse and Rider Cowboy boots Saddle
4 Vintage Toy Tin Pins Horse and Rider Cowboy boots Saddle
$5.00
VINTAGE LOT OF 4 Plastic Horses And A Cow
VINTAGE LOT OF 4 Plastic Horses And A Cow
$2.99
Vintage MARX Thunderbolt Tan Palomino Western Range Horse w Box
Vintage MARX Thunderbolt Tan Palomino Western Range Horse w Box
$55.00
Vintage Japan China LONE RANGER  SILVER HORSE Character Salt  Pepper Shakers
Vintage Japan China LONE RANGER SILVER HORSE Character Salt Pepper Shakers
$9.99
Vintage MARX Best Of The West COMANCHE Movable Horse
Vintage MARX Best Of The West COMANCHE Movable Horse
$20.50
TSSD 8 Piece Injured Indian and Horse Set NICE
TSSD 8 Piece Injured Indian and Horse Set NICE
$10.95
Vintage Indians 4 Poses + Horse Sharp Lot
Vintage Indians 4 Poses + Horse Sharp Lot
$3.95
Vtg Antq Tin Toy Novelty Badge Western Cowboy Bucking Bronco Horse Japan Rodeo
Vtg Antq Tin Toy Novelty Badge Western Cowboy Bucking Bronco Horse Japan Rodeo
$19.99
Vtg Mexico Old West set Stagecoach Horse Cowboy Sioux Toy Western indian no Marx
Vtg Mexico Old West set Stagecoach Horse Cowboy Sioux Toy Western indian no Marx
$7.99
ANTIQUE 1930s 40s SMALL METAL HORSE TOY FIGURINE ORIGINAL PAINT
ANTIQUE 1930s 40s SMALL METAL HORSE TOY FIGURINE ORIGINAL PAINT
$9.99
HTF marx indian Horse Hackamore Blanket Cinch Johnny West
HTF marx indian Horse Hackamore Blanket Cinch Johnny West
$22.00
The Lone Rangers Horse Silver w Saddle Vintage 1973 Gabriel Jointed
The Lone Rangers Horse Silver w Saddle Vintage 1973 Gabriel Jointed
$18.95
1973 Vintage Lone Ranger Horse With Saddle by Gabriel Jointed Horse Figurine
1973 Vintage Lone Ranger Horse With Saddle by Gabriel Jointed Horse Figurine
$17.95
VINTAGE MOBO BOUNCING HORSE RIDE
VINTAGE MOBO BOUNCING HORSE RIDE
$100.00
vintage horse
vintage horse
$9.99
VINTAGE DAIYA JAPAN TIN LITHO WINDUP HORSE GREAT TOY
VINTAGE DAIYA JAPAN TIN LITHO WINDUP HORSE GREAT TOY
$27.50
VINTAGE BREYER PALOMINO HORSE 10 INCHES TALL
VINTAGE BREYER PALOMINO HORSE 10 INCHES TALL
$19.99
Comic Book Coral Rack Holder case vintage cowboy horse tin toy display furniture
Comic Book Coral Rack Holder case vintage cowboy horse tin toy display furniture
$199.99
60s Marx Johnny West Cowboy Action Figure Saddle Bags Gold Horse Accessories
60s Marx Johnny West Cowboy Action Figure Saddle Bags Gold Horse Accessories
$9.99
Vintage Handcrafted Wooden Stick Horse
Vintage Handcrafted Wooden Stick Horse
$20.00
1940s Marx Cowboy On Horse Rocker
1940s Marx Cowboy On Horse Rocker
$18.99
BREYER SEABISCUIT  1188 JC PENNEY EXCLUSIVE HORSE NIB
BREYER SEABISCUIT 1188 JC PENNEY EXCLUSIVE HORSE NIB
$99.00
Vintage 1938 Lone Ranger board game Parker Brothers metal horses
Vintage 1938 Lone Ranger board game Parker Brothers metal horses
$69.99
New Ray Western Cowboys Covered Wagon Horses Plastic Figures Country Life
New Ray Western Cowboys Covered Wagon Horses Plastic Figures Country Life
$14.95
VINTAGE CHILDS NOVELTY WESTERN PIN COWBOY ON BUCKING HORSE ORIGINAL CARD
VINTAGE CHILDS NOVELTY WESTERN PIN COWBOY ON BUCKING HORSE ORIGINAL CARD
$4.99
1950s ROY ROGERSAND TRIGGER OFFICIAL LUCKY HORSE SHOE FULL SIZE NM
1950s ROY ROGERSAND TRIGGER OFFICIAL LUCKY HORSE SHOE FULL SIZE NM
$24.50



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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