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This mold has a round "Breyer Molding Co." stamp, and some (but not all) of the early models have the "B" stamp as well. The Black Beauty has never had the "U.S.A."
 stamp. The name "Black Beauty" was taken from the classic book Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell. Interestingly, a #89 Black Beauty was the first model produced in Breyer's New Jersey factory. Several other molds  have models with the "Black Beauty" name as well: Fury Prancer, Morganglanz, Western Horse, Western Pony (twice), and the Classic scale Black Beauty (also twice) and the Warmblood Stallion. The Black Beauty mold was sculpted by Chris Hells and is Breyer Model #89.

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Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

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  89 Black Beauty black, star, black mane/tail four stockings 1979-1980(?) In addition to these stocking patterns others may exist, including at least one near fore and hind off stocking

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89 Black Beauty black, right hind stocking 1981  

(c) Sharon Walbridge

  89 Black Beauty black, right fore stocking 1982-1988 See promotional flier below
(c) Jamie Dulin   722 Sir Wrangler bay semi-leopard, star and stripe, black points, hind stockings 1998-1999
(c) Stephanie Michel   802 Fade to Gray slightly semi-gloss dark dapple grey, stripe, charcoal mane/tail 1989-1990
(c) BreyerCollectables.com   833 Dream Weaver sorrel, flaxen mane/tail, blaze down muzzle and chin, off side stockings 1991 Limited Edition

Based on a real horse of the same name, a Quarter Horse rescued by the Hooved Animal Humane Society

(c) Hillary Hurley

  919 Donovan Running Appaloosa Stallion grey dun roan blanket, dappled or bald lower face, splashed on chestnut spots, black spots, near fore and hind stockings 1995-1997

(c) Jamie Dulin

  1139 AA Omner fleabitten grey, grey shaded muzzle, grey speckles 2001-2002 Portrait of the Anglo-Arab endurance champion of the same name

(c) Reeves International, Inc.

  1219 Riata Ranch Trick Riding Set
With trick riding tack set, doll, and American flag
chestnut pinto, bi-colored mane, light chestnut tail 2003-2004

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  1226 The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
With English tack and Paul Revere doll
shaded bay, black points, off fore sock, broken stripe 2005 Model is "Brown Beauty," the horse Paul Revere borrowed for his ride

Limited Edition
3,500 made

(c) Reeves International, Inc.

  1269 Flicka black, metallic undercoat, eye whites 2006-2007 "Flicka™ ©2006 Fox" on belly, came with movie poster
(c) Reeves International, Inc.   1360 Ben Cartwright's Buck shaded buckskin, black points, bi-colored eyes 2009-2011 Part of the BONANZA® (1959-1973) TV show series of models
(c) Janice Cox   1360G Ben Cartwright's Buck glossy shaded buckskin, black points, bi-colored eyes 2010 BreyerWest Live Show
(14 made)
(c) Lisa Tilton   410802 Zorion & Orion, Magical Unicorn Set
With Action Stock Horse Foal
iridescent white, pinkish shading 2002 Horn added.

JC Penney

(c) Lindsey Khan   701897 Talisman or  Fairbanks
 
dappled bay, solid face, belly and chest lighter and redder than the body, near fore and off hind stockings 1997 First batches were incorrectly labeled "Talisman" before the error was caught and fixed

United Model Distributing
(1,000 made)

(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox Running Horse Family Set
With Running Foal, Running Mare
red bay, no white markings, black points 1984 Sears; additional models rumored to have been wxported to a British dealer, but this appears to be incorrect
    Black Beauty unpainted white 1980 Just About Horses VII  #3, 1980
(c) Stephanie Michel     Majestic Stallion Set
With Black Stallion
slightly semi-gloss dark dapple grey, stripe, charcoal mane/tail 1989 Same as #802

Sears

Promotional Flier

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