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Magpie Model Horses - Collection of Donkeys

The 1992 Spring edition of the Magpie Newsletter unveiled a new face in the Magpie herd - an adorable little donkey with haired mane and tail and a rough textured coat.

The Donkey had been available as a regular part of the Dream Pony line since around 1973, but this was its first appearance as a Magpie.

Charlie Brown and Smokey Joe, the first Magpie releases on this mold, proved so popular the special run was offered again in the 1993 Spring issue and then added to the 1993 Personality Collection.

The hair used for the Magpie models was wool from a rare breed of sheep which proved to be very attractive to moths, so it is difficult to find them with hair in good condition. Dream Pony models used nylon which usually ages well.

This little guy is between the Welsh and the Shetland in size and has a textured coat like most of the other molds.

Dream Pony Releases

Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Black

Black, chestnut, flaxen, or silver mane & tail options

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Dream Pony - Chestnut (dark)

Black, chestnut, flaxen, or silver mane & tail options

~1973 - ~1988
Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Chestnut (Light)

Black, chestnut, flaxen, or silver mane & tail options

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Grey (Light)

Black, chestnut, flaxen, or silver mane & tail options

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder White

Black, chestnut, flaxen, or silver mane & tail options

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Black (flocked)

Silver, black, chestnut, or golden flaxen mane & tail options

Later only black or chestnut hair options were available.

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Chestnut (flocked)

Silver, black, chestnut, or golden flaxen mane & tail options

Later only black or chestnut hair options were available.

~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Cream (flocked)

Silver, black, chestnut, or golden flaxen mane & tail options

Later only black or chestnut hair options were available.

This body colour was discontinued at some point and only chestnut & black were still available.


~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Grey (flocked)

Silver, black, chestnut, or golden flaxen mane & tail options

Later only black or chestnut hair options were available.

This body colour was discontinued at some point and only chestnut & black were still available.


~1973 - ~1988

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Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Palomino (flocked)

Silver, black, chestnut, or golden flaxen mane & tail options

Later only black or chestnut hair options were available.

This body colour was discontinued at some point and only chestnut & black were still available.


~1973 - ~1988

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Persies & Specials

Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Charlie Brown Newsletter Special - Spring Issue
"Charlie Brown" - Brown dun

Dark brown plastic with creamy white shading on the muzzle & belly, chestnut wool mane & tail

Some are dark enough to appear almost black


1992: March-June
Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Smokey Joe Newsletter Special - Spring Issue

"Smokey Joe" - Grey dun

Grey plastic with creamy white face & belly shading, dark shaded legs & dorsal stripe, chestnut wool mane & tail

1992: March-June
Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Penny Black Newsletter Special - Summer Issue

"Penney Black" - Black

Black plastic with creamy white shading on the belly & around the eyes, black wool mane & tail

25 made

1992: July-Sept.
Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Charlie Brown Newsletter Special - Spring Issue

"Charlie Brown" - Brown dun

Dark brown plastic with creamy white shading on the muzzle & belly, chestnut wool mane & tail

Some Charlies are dark enough to appear almost black

1993: March-June
Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Smokey Joe Newsletter Special - Spring Issue

"Smokey Joe" - Grey dun

Grey plastic with creamy white face & belly shading, dark shaded legs & dorsal stripe, chestnut wool mane & tail

1993: March-June
Magpie Model Horses - Personalities Collection Donkey: Charlie Brown Dream Pony Personalities Collection Four

"Charlie Brown" - Brown dun

Dark brown plastic with creamy white shading on the muzzle & belly, chestnut wool mane & tail

1993-1994
Magpie Model Horses - Personalities Collection Donkey: Smokey Joe Dream Pony Personalities Collection Four

"Smokey Joe" - Grey dun

Grey plastic with creamy white face & belly shading, dark shaded legs & dorsal stripe, chestnut wool mane & tail

1993-1994
Magpie Model Horses - Personalities Collection Donkey: Snowy Dream Pony Personalities Collection Five

"Snowy" - Light grey dun

White plastic with grey shading on face, legs, and dorsal stripe, chestnut wool mane & tail

1994-1995
Magpie Model Horses - Newsletter Special Donkey: Ben Newsletter Special - Winter Issue

"Ben" - Brown

Dark brown with creamy tan-shaded ears, muzzle, & belly, and black dorsal stripe (this can be difficult to see), brown wool mane/tail

1995: Oct.-Nov.6
Magpie Model Horses - Picture Needed Placeholder Newsletter Special - Winter Issue

"Dusty" - Light grey

Light grey with shaded dorsal stripe, wool mane & tail

1997-1998: Sept.-Feb.

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Magpie Model Horses - Halloween Special Donkey: Pumpkin Pie Halloween Special

#18D6100 "Pumpkin Pie" - Chestnut dun with pale shaded muzzle, legs, & belly, chestnut mane & tail

5 made, plus one archive model; wool hair

October 2018
Magpie Model Horses - Winter Special Donkey: Tatania Winter Special

#19D6100 "Tatania" - Spotted Black Ivory with blue eyes, cream mane & tail

5 made, plus one archive model; wool hair

December 2019
Magpie Model Horses - February Special Donkey: Freezing February Special

#21D6100 "Folly" - "Blue" dun with blue eyes, white shaded muzzle, belly, & legs, dark blue dorsal stripe, blue mane & tail

5 made, plus one archive model; wool hair, wired tail

February 2021

One-Of-A-Kind Models

Magpie Model Horses - One-Of-A-Kind Donkey: Brown Dun OOAK Model

"Unknown" - Brown dun

Emma Era
(1988-1995)
Magpie Model Horses - One-Of-A-Kind Donkey: Pedernales Hair Test

"Pedernales" - 2008 paint, 2015 nylon hair

January 2015
Magpie Model Horses - One-Of-A-Kind Donkey: Pumpkin Pie Test Hair/Colour Test

"Punkin" - Chestnut dun, wool hair

Test for 2018 Pumpkin Pie

April 2017
Magpie Model Horses - One-Of-A-Kind Donkey: Vamp Hair/Colour Test

"Vamp" - Liver chestnut, mohair

April 2017
Magpie Model Horses - One-Of-A-Kind Donkey: Tack Model, Diva Tack Model

#20C08 "Diva" - Shaded grey dun

Wool hair; wired tail

Created as a model for tack and rugs as most things show up well on light grey.


Oct. 2020

Collector Created Customs

Magpie Model Horses - Collector Created Custom Donkey: grey dun spotted Grey dun spotted donkey, by Christine Sutcliffe
Magpie Model Horses - Collector Created Custom Donkey: grey dun Grey dun donkey, by Berit Anderson
Magpie Model Horses - Collector Created Custom Donkey: grey dun Grey dun donkey, by Harecroft Farm
Magpie Model Horses - Collector Created Custom Donkey: brown Brown donkey, by Harecroft Farm
Magpie Model Horses - Collector Created Custom Donkey: brown spotted Brown spotted donkey, by Harecroft Farm
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