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Collector's Manual

(c) Reeves International, Inc.Breyer produces two kinds of catalogs. One is meant for collectors, and can be found in the box of nearly ever Breyer model horse you purchase. The size of this collectors' catalog (also called the collector's manual or consumer catalog) has varied since its inception in 1968 and most recently was about 5 1/4" x 7". Collectors' catalogs for recent years are usually pretty easy to find, as anyone who's been buying Breyers lately probably has several lying around the house. Breyer did not publish collector's manuals in 2011 and 2012.

Breyer also produces a much more detailed catalog which they send to their dealers--the dealer catalog, also called the trade catalog. These catalogs, first released in 1954, provide background information on new molds and much larger photos of each release for that year. Dealer catalogs are typically 8 1/2" x 11" and today cost the dealer about $6.00 from Breyer. You can usually find these for sale on eBay, through an Internet dealer, or at live shows where dealers are present.

1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
1961-62 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994* 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999* 2000* 2001* 2002* 2003*
2004* 2005* 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009 2010
2011* 2012 2013        

* = in progress; only cover page displayed.

Help Wanted! Yes, I'm holding out the hat again. I'm slowly gathering old catalogs, but it takes time and is fairly expensive. If you have a catalog that's not shown here, or is shown only in black and white, please contact me. I'd love to have your scanned images of it, or I'll gladly pay the postage if you're willing to entrust it to the Post Office on loan. If you have ones not shown here for sale, please let me know about that, too.

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