How to sell Breyer horses in 2012
April 24, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
What happened to the resale market for Breyer and other model horses?
Do you know what is going on in the world of Breyer collectibles?
posted by whatzit to shopping (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Years ago I was a horse girl, and it's time to part with a large collection of mint condition discontinued and special run model horses.
After 30+ years of excellent resales (so, not a Beanie Baby flash-in-the-pan) and steadily increasing prices which withstood even the onslaught of eBay, the market has totally fallen out and resale values are 20% what they used to be; many eBay sales go without any bids and the current auctions lack the knowledge, diversity, and good products of earlier years (where are the gorgeous customs and resins??)
1) What changes are behind the community and market shift for BREYER MODEL HORSES?
2) If you were selling such a collection, what would be your strategy?
(individuals? lots? CM or OF first? Are Stablemates still "the thing"? Is it seasonal?)
3) Is there another site or off-line activity that today's model horse people have moved to?
Thank you, but I am NOT looking for "it's the economy, stupid" or "duh, collectibles suck" because though they are true, I need to go beyond that to understand what's been going on in this specific collectible subculture and how to make some open space again from something I enjoyed immensely as a child. Don't worry, I already got my money's worth.