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Glossy Chestnut Five Gaiter Test Run

 In September of 2019 Breyer offered this one of a kind Five Gaiter for sale for $850 via raffle to members of its Collectors Club. Members could enter once per day via Breyer's website. This is the eighteenth test model to be sold by Breyer in this manner, and the other models in this series can be found on the Test Piece Raffles page. Like all of the test pieces in this series its model number is 430040 and it comes with a certificate of authenticity.




Exclusively for Breyer Collector Club members!  Breyer test run models are initial decos painted up to see how a particular color might look on a particular sculpture.  Or, they may be created to test out a painting technique or new colorway.  Not all test run models are used, and they may vary over time as different painting techniques are developed and tested.  Each model has a fixed price and interested members enter a random draw for the ability to purchase the test piece.

Chris Hess�s iconic Five Gaiter (mold #52) comes to life in a shaded fiery chestnut with detailed eyes and a healthy coat of gloss! This striking Saddlebred was likely created sometime in the early 2000s. His coat is solid with no white markings, and his ribbon is unpainted. This model was created on older whiteware, as designated by the U.S.A. stamp alongside the Breyer Molding Co. logo on his inside right leg.

This test model is in excellent condition overall, with a few small hoof edge rubs from being handled over the years. There are also a few tiny black marks underneath his gloss finish. See gallery for details. This piece of Breyer history is priced at $850 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Please do not enter for the chance to purchase unless you are committed to purchasing this special test run piece if chosen.

How to Buy and Conditions of Sale:

  • Price: Glossy Chestnut Five Gaiter (#430040) is a limited edition of one (1) piece and is offered for purchase by random drawing for $850 (shipping & handing included).
  • Entries will be taken via the Breyer Website Entry Form on from 10:00am EDT, 9/19/19 until 11:59pm EDT on 9/22/19.
  • One entry will be accepted per day, per person only. Entering more than one time per day will not increase your odds of being chosen. Duplicate emails or emails received outside the entry request window will be rejected.
  • By 5pm EDT 9/23/19, one (1) entry plus a stand-by list will be randomly drawn (but not posted). Please do not call to see if you have been selected. We will contact the individual who has been selected within 24 hours with instructions on how to complete their purchase.
  • Any individual selected and contacted who is not available and/or has not completed their purchase and supplied valid shipping information by 11:59pm EDT on 9/25/19 will forfeit the opportunity to purchase the model and is automatically disqualified and the next individual on the stand-by list will be contacted. No exceptions.
  • Any remaining Test Run model that has not been paid for in full by the deadline(s) specified in the email notification(s) may be offered to Collector Club members for purchase. If they have not been purchased after such offer, remaining models may be offered for sale to all on
  • Model is expected to ship the week of 9/23/19.
  • Purchase must be completed online at only. No other method of purchase is allowed.
  • Breyer retailers and employees of Breyer retailers are not permitted to purchase Test Run models. Entries by Breyer retailers and employees of Breyer retailers will not be accepted.
  • Sales tax is charged on all purchases shipping to NJ (6.625%).
  • This offer is excluded from all discounts, promotional codes, sales, special offers, and/or promotions.
  • Errors will be corrected when and where discovered. Reeves International, Inc. reserves the right to revoke any stated offer, cancel orders, and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in any stated offer or price, including after an offer has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your payment processed.
  • Breyer and/or Reeves International are not responsible for misdirected emails or incomplete/incorrect orders.
  • Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.