I have published three books of metal horse figurines. The focus/scope of these books is mass-produced equine figurines made of cast metal, most are plated gray metal, but also lead, cast iron, brass, and pewter. Most were
Sold out: Metal Horse Figurines (2004)
Includes over 1000 freestanding metal horse figurines;
that is, pieces that were designed solely for the enjoyment/beauty of the horse.
Approximately 500 figurines are repeated from my first book, with 500 additional.
Including over 100 models designed by Gladys Brown Edwards.
Artist and company information has been greatly expanded from first book.
A value estimate is given for each piece. Even with time and value/market fluct-uations, these estimates provide an excellent basis for judging quality and rarity.
208 pages, B&W photos, soft cover, perfect binding. ISBN: 0-9746808-1-8
$35 (+$6 priority mail flat rate cardboard mailer shipping)
500 books originally printed, Sold out, never to be reprinted!
My collection and my knowledge grew considerably since publication of the first book, and many other collectors also contributed to this work, making it a fairly comprehensive collector's guide, by far the best buy for the serious collector.
I have just 1 copy left that has a slight problem; it has a "Display" sticker on the front and is slightly used: $42 includes media mail shipping. Choose Option 6 if you want to pay by Paypal. ..
For Paypal, option 1 below: Metal Horse Collections (2001)
Includes over 1300 photos of metal horse figurines and various horse items, such as banks, toys, bookends, clocks, bottle openers, desk accessories, etc.
Also included are harness brasses and a sampling of antique jewelry.
A value estimate is provided for most pieces.
Information about companies that produced these works
and artists who designed them is provided where possible.
Notes are included in the back of the book giving additional historical information.
304 pages, B&W photos, soft cover, perfect binding. ISBN: 0-9746808-0-X
This is a good basic book for the average collector. It was, after all, my first book; so the information is not as complete as later books, but it is an excellent buy at this reduced price. Value estimates changed little in later books. They provide an excellent idea of quality and rarity of the pieces that are shown.
For the past year or two, I thought these books were completely sold out. But recently I discovered some boxes of FIRST QUALITY books in my storage area. I will offer these for $20 + $5 for padded envelope and media mail shipping.
1000 copies were originally printed. However, the binder had some problems and some books are being sold as second quality. It is a real bargain at this low price which includes media mail shipping. Books are complete, problems are minor. Click on Paypal Option 4 for 2nd quality pricing.
(3) Gladys Brown Edwards' Equine Works in Metal (2008)
Gladys Brown Edwards was a famous author and artist in the mid-1900s. She molded, painted, sculpted and otherwise created many wonderful works of art.
She wrote books on horse conformation that are still highly referenced.
This book includes over 200 models of her equine designs
produced in plated gray metal by the Ray E. Dodge Company
and also a few by the Metal Corporation of America.
A sampling of dogs and other non-equine models are also included.
Value estimates are given for each piece. Even with time and market fluctuations, these estimates are relevant as they denote the quality and rarity of each piece.
152 pages, B&W photos, soft cover, perfect binding. ISBN: 978-0-9746808-2-8
Sale price $20.00 (+$6 priority mail flat rate cardboard mailer shipping)
This book was made possible by collectors all over the United States who allowed me to photograph their collections, adding many wonderful GBE pieces to what was previously shown in Metal Horse Figurines. It is packed with beautiful photos along with historical information about this remarkable equine talent.
All three books are 8 1/2 x 11" collector book format.
Book or Combination Sale Prices with Shipping: Total:
Option 1: Book 1, Metal Horse Collections, 1st quality, .$25 includes media mail shipping.....$25.00
Option 2: Books 1 and 3, MHC & GBE both first quality, comb.w/media mail shipping...........$42.00
Option 3:Book 3,Gladys Brown Edwards' Equine Works in Metal $20.00,+$6 Priority Mail.......$26.00
Option 4: Book 1, Metal Hose Collections, 2nd quality. $15, includes media mail shipping......$15.00
Option 5: Book 2,...Metal Horse Figurines SOLD OUT! , no longer available.
Option 6: Book 2, last copy available as described above, includes media mail shipping........$42.00
Option 7: No longer available.
Email me for wholesale prices on 5 or more of Book 3.
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I would be happy to sign my books, but I do so only on request.
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You may preview 30-40 pages from Metal Horse Figurines and/or Gladys Brown Edwards' Equine Works in Metal on Google Books. Just go to googlebooks.com, book search and type (or copy and paste) in either title.
made in the early to mid-1900s by U.S. foundries, such as Hubley, Jennings Brothers, K&O (Kronheimer and Oldenbusch), Dodge, Trophy Craft, Champion Products, etc. Quality varies from heavy, artfully designed, beautifully finished pieces to cheaper hollow cast figurines. They were sold as souvenirs or inexpensive art items in gift shops, department stores and tack shops and catalogs. Some, the cheaper ones, were used as carnival prizes, hence the name "carnival horse," and many of these are marked "MADE IN JAPAN."
Having done extensive research, I can assure you that these are the ONLY books available on this topic, and they can be purchased ONLY from me, either through this website or (1st and 3rd books only) on eBay. I have a considerable cost and time investment in this project, but it has been a labor of love. And I've met some wonderful people and made some great new friends!
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