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« on: August 17, 2019, 11:37:59 AM »
So I finally get to have a fleamarket brag thread, too!
I usually am always out of luck at fleamarkets. I am watching for ponies like a hawk but when I see something ponyesque it's usually a knockoff, Mia and Me, or ugly Barbie stuff.

But today... behold... I LUCKED OUT!

My horsey findings in summary:

-G3 Pretty Parasol
-G3 Sweetberry
-G4 Feathermay
-Grand Champions drafter stallion (need ID)
-Grand Champions drafter mare (need ID)
-old Barbie horse
-coffee box from the 60s

Now onto the pics:

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The Barbie horse is super messed up and yellowed but it's my favorite mould and since the hair can be saved this one is a perfect repainting candidate. I am happy to finally own this mould. I love the old Barbie horses because they still looked like horses and not vaguely equine things.

Feathermay has her usual discolored head but is otherwise perfect. I am unsure if I'll keep her after her spa. But I am happy I have found her in the wild!

Sweetberry is super dingy with pen marks all over her. She needs TLC but I always wanted her (diva pose lover), so this girl is going to stay.

Pretty Parasol is in great condition! Even her hair. After her spa she will be gorgeous.

About the Grand Champions... I have never owned one and I am a total n00b. But they are gorgeous fat little horses so I love them. If anyone can identify them PLEASE help.

PS: I also found a flawless, like new Calvin Klein backpack and an almost complete Monster High "Gloom Beach" Draculaura first edition without any eye wonk and perfect hair.
I made so many bargains my head is spinning a little. I won't say what I paid in total but believe me... I am NOT complaining. I did not expect to find so many good and great deals.

I would have picked up even more common G3s but the lady selling them was really strict about the prices. They were all in relatively bad shape (except Pretty Parasol) so I left them behind.
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"I can't go cheaper because these are ALL THE ORIGINAL MY LITTLE PONIES".
I was like "yeah I know they are originals, I can see that. I can also see all these pen marks and dreadlocks on them" :P

But hey, I am satisfied with the ones I took home.
Now onto cleaning them up! I'll post a before/after for Sweetberry later on! :)
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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 03:41:05 PM »
Wow! Congrats, glad you had some luck, hopefully that'll continue :D

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 03:46:12 PM »
Do you have any idea how rare your gray Grand Champion mare is?! :inlove: That's either the Boulanaisse mare whose name I can't remember, or Marzydoats the Clydesdale mare.

The rest of your haul is equally awesome!

I wanna say the bay stallion is...Drum Major? 

ETA: Nope! I was wrong. He's Leviathan. Also quite rare.


You lucked out big time!
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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 05:29:44 PM »
Wow! Congrats, glad you had some luck, hopefully that'll continue :D

Thanks :biggrin: The Barbie horse was wearing a single horseshoe so maybe I need to hang that one up to increase my luck for next time :lol:

Do you have any idea how rare your gray Grand Champion mare is?!

Ohhh wonderful, thanks for the link. I am pretty sure she is the Boulonaisse one. What does "rare" mean in GC circles? Seeing the stock photos I am sad she did not have any of her beautiful tack but I am still very happy. The stallion only needs a new saddlepad, that's cool.

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
Wow! Congrats, glad you had some luck, hopefully that'll continue :D

Thanks :biggrin: The Barbie horse was wearing a single horseshoe so maybe I need to hang that one up to increase my luck for next time :lol:

Do you have any idea how rare your gray Grand Champion mare is?!

Ohhh wonderful, thanks for the link. I am pretty sure she is the Boulonaisse one. What does "rare" mean in GC circles? Seeing the stock photos I am sad she did not have any of her beautiful tack but I am still very happy. The stallion only needs a new saddlepad, that's cool.

It means hard to find, highly sought after and in most cases expensive as...You-know-what. I don't see her or Leviathan often second hand. Empire got a little spotty with distribution in the latter years. I've got no idea what either of them go for singularly. But I've seen the Boulanaisse Family go for well over $100.
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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 05:45:58 PM »
Wow! Congrats, glad you had some luck, hopefully that'll continue :D

Thanks :biggrin: The Barbie horse was wearing a single horseshoe so maybe I need to hang that one up to increase my luck for next time :lol:

Do you have any idea how rare your gray Grand Champion mare is?!

Ohhh wonderful, thanks for the link. I am pretty sure she is the Boulonaisse one. What does "rare" mean in GC circles? Seeing the stock photos I am sad she did not have any of her beautiful tack but I am still very happy. The stallion only needs a new saddlepad, that's cool.

It means hard to find, highly sought after and in most cases expensive as...You-know-what. I don't see her or Leviathan often second hand. Empire got a little spotty with distribution in the latter years. I've got no idea what either of them go for singularly. But I've seen the Boulanaisse Family go for well over $100.

Wow, well they separated the family because I couldn't see any foals on that table :lol:
So I'll better keep these behind glass. I really love them! Never had one in hand and now I even have two.

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
So glad you got some pony bargains!  Don't you love when a seller thinks things are worth a fortune just because they are genuine MLPs.  I lol at your reply though, Magic!  Congrats on your newest pony additions :cheer:

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 10:06:49 PM »
Thank you, Kiwi! ^.^

Yeah, I am tired of hearing about "vintage MLP" on fleamarkets, tbh. The marks on Sweetberry are ballpoint... sometimes people need to understand that flaws brings down a collectibles' value.
She was a nice lady overall, tho.

The people I really dislike are the ones who ask 15€ for a ratty, incomplete, almost broken MH doll and the excuse is always the same: "I paid 30€ for this doll when it was new!" Yeah... but now it isn't new anymore :lol:

Btw, just found out my Barbie horse is the one and only LUCKY. Didn't recognize it because his white turned into yellow.

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 12:06:25 AM »
Congrats! Especially on the grand champions.

Also that GC mare is totally the boulanaisse. So lucky.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 01:19:37 PM »
Congrats! Especially on the grand champions.

Also that GC mare is totally the boulanaisse. So lucky.  :biggrin:

Thank you ^.^
I might have gotten bitten by the GC bug. They go so well with my other horsies.

I combed them all yesterday and the GC stallion looks fantastic! Only had slightly dried tips,he looks really good for his age. Might have belonged to careful kids.
The mare needs another spa round.

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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2019, 01:42:46 PM »
Congrats! Especially on the grand champions.

Also that GC mare is totally the boulanaisse. So lucky.  :biggrin:

Thank you ^.^
I might have gotten bitten by the GC bug. They go so well with my other horsies.

I combed them all yesterday and the GC stallion looks fantastic! Only had slightly dried tips,he looks really good for his age. Might have belonged to careful kids.
The mare needs another spa round.

Be careful- Grand Champion collecting can be a slippery slope, lol :P

Good luck with the mare! Hope she cleans up great.
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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 02:29:25 PM »
I second Bubble Tea on that. I've been collecting them off n on since I was a kid. Does the Boulanaisse mare have a name Bubble?
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 04:08:45 PM »
Here's how Leviathan cleaned up! I made him a new blanket and gave him a ribbon:
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And here is my yellow Lucky with all his mane combed out. He looks really 80s :P
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
I second Bubble Tea on that. I've been collecting them off n on since I was a kid. Does the Boulanaisse mare have a name Bubble?

As far as I know, she does not. Such a shame such a pretty mare never got a proper name.
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Re: Horsey Haul of Happiness
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2019, 04:22:02 PM »
Bummer and weird. It doesn't make sense to only name one member of the family.

Whatcha gonna call her Zapper?

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Here's how Leviathan cleaned up! I made him a new blanket and gave him a ribbon:
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And here is my yellow Lucky with all his mane combed out. He looks really 80s :P
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They look stunning!  :lovey:
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