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Offline jillrose

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Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« on: October 17, 2020, 02:59:44 PM »
Let me just begin by saying: I am still in shock over the stroke of luck I had in acquiring these for my collection.  Thrilled is an understatement!  :lol:

I am an avid Petite Pony collector, having begun my collection in 1990 when I was only 6, and roundabout the early 2000s I learned of the mysterious "stamper Petites" aka "Italian Petites" by way of Silverdawn's Petite Pocket website.  I was determined to one day find them for my own collection, and I scoured the web for more information on them to little avail.  From what I could tell, it was unknown how many colors, moulds, and sets were ever produced.

Well...now I can answer that :)  There were 8 colors produced, each color made in 4 moulds, for a total of 8 sets of 4 / 32 individual ponies.  I stumbled upon a single MIB set on Ebay, from an Italian seller, and following my purchase, she asked me if I would be interested in the other 7 sets.  :shocked: WOULD I.

I basically gifted these rarities unto myself, after several months of personal heartache that I won't get into.  I told myself "I deserve these," put in a little extra time at the home office, and splurged for the entire lineup.  It took two weeks for the box to make it to me...WORTH IT  :biggrin:

And with that...here are my photos!  I am absolutely willing to share them with anyone who has a Petite Pony guide website and would like to make their guide more thorough.

First, here's the lineup on their new shelf  ^.^

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The plastic bubbles were yellowed, thus distorting the colors of the ponies underneath...but I freed them (please don't kill me, MIP collectors!), so those photos will follow.

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All the backs are the same.  If anyone likes collecting packaging, I have seven empty packages that I'd be happy to disperse to other collectors who would like one.

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Finally free!  :)

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The mould for the right-facing pony is a little "off" in some sets - a few ponies' faces look a tad melty  :P

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And yet others looked just fine.

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Some of their symbols are very lightly printed as well.

I realize I forgot to take photos of their stamper bottoms, so I can add those later, or provide better close-ups of the rump symbols if anyone is interested!  :)

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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 03:31:07 PM »
That's so lucky!!!
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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 11:47:31 PM »
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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 12:33:09 AM »
Awww, amazing! what a great collection you have there. Greetings

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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 03:07:22 PM »
Thank you!  ^.^

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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 11:32:53 PM »
That is so awesome! And I love how they’re displayed too! That’s such a nice collection  :happy:

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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 12:05:58 AM »
Thank you :)

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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 04:26:25 PM »
Wow thaks for sharing that is really an awesome find!

You have no idea exactly HOW lucky you were, lol! People have looked for these for years upon years and not been able to complete them.

If you ever decide to sell for whatever reason PLEASE PM ME!! xD
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Re: Motherlode of Italian Stamper Petite Ponies Acquired!
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2020, 10:47:36 PM »
I've been looking for them since roughly 2001 or 2002, lol!  I discovered them way back when Silvedawn's "Petite Pocket" site was THE source on Petite Ponies.  I drooled over them ever since!

The seller has now put more MOC sets of these on Ebay, and they show up on the US site now.  I found them initially on Ebay.it, and struggled to log in via the US site and find them again - they just didn't wat to show up for US buyers, even though the auction was open to worldwide customers. 

I'd rather not disclose what I paid, but it was **NOT** what the raw math would add up to based on her current listing prices!!!!!!!  :blink: :lol:  She was a great seller who worked with me the whole way through our transaction.  So if anyone else wants a grail item for their Petite collection and has trouble finding the new listings, I'd be happy to help you locate them!

 

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