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Shire

(c) Wendy Hick    (c) Wendy Hick

The Shire mold was introduced in 1972 and has the round "Breyer Molding Co." and "U.S.A." mold stamps. It also has a "C.Hess '71" stamp, and some molds also have the "B" mold stamp. It was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #95.

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Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes
    95 Shire matte and slightly semigloss dapple grey, bald face, grey nose and ears, darker grey mane/tail, dorsal stripe, dark grey knees and hocks,, white feathers 1972-1973,
1975-1976
Bald face can be vague and oversprayed.
    95 Shire glossy dappled grey, bald face, grey nose and ears, darker grey mane/tail, dorsal stripe, dark grey knees and hocks,, white feathers Between 1972-76? Six known to exist, some or all of which may be chalky.
(c) Barbara Schweder     96 Shire matte and semigloss honey sorrel, bald face, darker chestnut or charcoal mane/tail, white feathers 1972-1976,
1978-1980
1972-76 and 1978 have stenciled blaze, 1979-80 do not.
(c) Stephanie Michel     739 Shire shaded light bay, solid face, shaded muzzle, black points 1998-1999
(c) Jamie Dulin     1210 Monarch glossy light bay, shaded muzzle, black mane/tail, white feathers Jan-Jun 2003

Collectors' Edition

With blue ribbon sticker

(c) Jamie Dulin

1218 Smoke 'N Mirrors smoke grey, bald/light colored face, white mane/tail, white feathers Jul-Dec 2003

Collectors' Edition

With blue ribbon sticker, small booklet

(c) Reeves International, Inc. (c) Reeves International, Inc.   430008 Shire Mare shaded light bay, solid face, shaded muzzle, black points, tan hooves 2013-current Warehouse Find

Very similar to #739

491097 True Black English Shire matte or semigloss black, bald face, black mane/tail, white feathers, tan hooves 1997 Sears Holiday Catalog
(~2,050-2,400 made)

  497092 Drafters Set
With Belgian, Roy
dark palomino, stripe, grey-shaded muzzle, white mane/tail, white feathers 1992 Sears Holiday Catalog
(2,250 made)
(c) Reeves International, Inc.     711146 Cheerio glossy bay tobiano, bald face, black and white mane/tail, black knees, four high stockings 2012

BreyerFest Special Run
(1,000 made)

"BreyerFest 2012" stamped on belly

  712195 Testudo liver chestnut (?), four high stockings 2016 Chasing the Chesapeake Special Run
(50 made)

"Breyer 2016 Limited Edition" stamped on belly.

(c) Shannon Southard

      Shire
With Belgian
semigloss dapple grey, bald face, pink-grey nose and ears, darker grey mane/tail, no dorsal stripe, dark grey knees and hocks, white feathers 1982-1983 Montgomery Ward Holiday Catalog
(c) Becky James       Shire slightly semigloss reddish bay, bald face, black points, white feathers 1985

Riegseckers
(300 made)

Sold in set with four other Riegseckers

(c) Becky James     Shire slightly semigloss black, bald face or blaze, black mane/tail, white feathers, grey hooves 1985

Riegseckers
(300 made)

Sold in set with four other Riegseckers

(c) Becky James       Shire semigloss smoke grey, bald face, darker grey mane/tail, white feathers 1985

Riegseckers
(300 made)

Sold in set with four other Riegseckers

(c) Becky James       Shire semigloss palomino, bald face, light yellow mane/tail, white feathers 1985

Riegseckers
(300 made)

Sold in set with four other Riegseckers

(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick   Dappled Blood Bay Shire mahogany bay, black points, white feathers 1995

BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

    American Cream Shire with Two-Color Eyes cream, white mane/tail, feathers 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Super Spotted Black Leopard Appaloosa black leopard/dappled 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Jackie Hamilton       Blood Bay Sabino bay sabina, wide blaze, black points, four high stockings/feathers 2002 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick     Glossy Red Bay Wild Sabino Shire #95 glossy red bay wild sabino, bald face, pink muzzle, black points, high white stockings/feathers 2010 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

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