Sunday, 24 October 2010

Historic Julips

I've just bought some Pony Magazines from the early 1950s. Julip weren't exactly a prolific advertiser (but neither were any of the other model horse companies: I've seen no ads from them at all, and am intrigued about that. You'd have thought that Pony readers were absolutely their target market. Why not target it?)

Here is Foxhunter and Lt-Col Llewellyn. I wonder if any examples of this still exist? This model, and the Arab below, both appear to have latex rather than mohair tails.



5 comments:

pullein-thompson-archive said...
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pullein-thompson-archive said...

Jane,

The first horse certainly exists - it's the jumping horse mould. I dont have one, but know of other collectors who have them. However the jumping horse, always has a mohair mane and tail, and I have yet to see one complete with the tack & rider shown in the advert.

The second horse also exists - it's the Arab stallion mould. A similar sort of story to the jumping horse mould - I dont have one, but know of other collectors that do. Again, mohair mane and tail.

However in at least the 1970s (could be earlier), Julip remade the mould, so a different mould these days goes under a title of Arab stallion. I have two of the later mould examples - they are a bit more leaner, longer backed and have more action about them than this example.

Stephanie Gilbertson said...

I sure enjoyed seeing these old ads. Here in the US, Julips are a rare breed. Such lovely handmade expressions! If you find more ads or info., please share!

Thanks,

Steph Gilbertson
Iowa, USA

pullein-thompson-archive said...

Just a quick note that these two examples probably had moulded manes. Early on in Julip's latex history you had a choice of either moulded (latex) manes or mohair manes. A collector

All of the jumping horses and old Arab Stallions I have seen have always had mohair manes, so presumably the mohair was more popular. Again, presumably the children who would have owned them prefered the mohair so that they could brush them. These days, with the exception of the new donkey and the foal moulds, all brand new Julip originals have hair for the mane and tails (I forget what it is, but it's not mohair).

Jane Badger said...

Thanks Stephanie! I will certainly put more stuff up as and when I find it.

Thanks PTA. I did wonder if the manes were latex, or were latex and had been stiffened for the photographs, so that makes sense.