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Model Kit - Breyer Animal Creations, Phar Lap, 1984 Object Reg. No: SH 860259

This boxed plastic model kit is an example of the Phar Lap related merchandise sold in the Museum of Victoria shop in the 1980s.

It was made by the Breyer Animal Creations company in the USA as part of a series of models named after famous racehorses. The model itself bears little resemblance to the real horse.
Plastic model of Phar Lap, chestnut brown in colour with two white socks. Hand-painted, in plastic bag. Box has picture of horse on front with printed text. Two sides of box have picture of Phar Lap and other details. The other two sides have the same picture with additional brief history. Box is brown, black and gold. Catalogue has eight panels in all colours but largely brown.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.00 cm (Height), 32.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Are these the dimensions for the box only?

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Tagged with: animal models, civic mementoes, horse racing, museum history, souvenirs, horses, sport, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Marketing & Publicity
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed on front of box: Model no. 90/Phar Lap/Famous Race Horse/Actual Size/ 2.5" long - 8.5" high/For ages 8 and over/Breyer/Animal creations/A Division of/ Reeves International., Inc/Made in U.S.A./A Collector series of authentic hand painted Horses.

Moulded onto rear right leg of horse: "c [in circle] AMc [?] TM / 20th CENTURY FOX"
Manufacturer: Reeves International, United States of America, 1984

Copyright date on horse's leg.
Date Used: 1986

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