The first lot up at the Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on August 3 was this 8¾in (22.5cm) long ‘Huntsman’, model 1501, stamped ‘Beswick England’ and the painter’s number ’94’.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | ATG Reporter
Designed by Arthur Gredington, the standard chestnut version of this model is not hard to find but this dappled grey, issued from 1958-62, is one of the rarer Beswick models.
Back in 2006 a similar model in good condition took £3500 at the Stamford rooms.
This example came with the a/f caveat, the horse’s front leg having been broken and repaired. Against a £500-800 estimate, it sold to a collector at £1000.