Vintage Custom Model Equine Center

Antique Japanese battle-horse dolls Hyun (top photo) and Haku (above right) are from the SPA-KUN collection. 

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An affiliate of VCMEC, SPA-KUN--the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Kazari-Uma Ningyo--is devoted to antique Japanese battle-horse dolls (kazari-uma ningyo in Japanese) and learning more about their time-shrouded history.


Kazari-uma ningyo are a kind of musha ningyo, or Boy's Day doll. As Sparky C. of SPA-KUN wrote in "The Horse of the Rising Sun":


American Model Horse Collector's Digest, The:

Have Vol. 5 No. 5, Vol. 6 No. 6-7, Vol. 8 No. 2 and 6-9/Vol. 9 No. 1, Vol. 9 No. 2-4. Seeking all others.


Big N' Little Club News:

Have January/February 1987, July/August 1987.


Boat, The:

Have #1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 12. Seeking all others.


Breyer All Breed Registry News (1987-:

Have Vol. 1 No. 1-6, Vol. 2 No. 1. Seeking all others.


Breyer Animal Gazette:

Have Vol. 14 No. 1. Seeking all others.


Buckaneer, The:

Have March 1984-June 1984, December 1984, Vol. 9 No. 1-3 and 5-7 and 9-12, Vol. 10 No. 2-4 and 9-11, and February 1987. Seeking all others.


Desert Horse Review, The:

Have Vol. 9 No. 6, Vol. 10 No. 2-6, and Vol. 11 No. 1. Seeking all others.


Equine Collectibles:

Have Vol. 1 No. 2. Seeking all others.


EquiNews:

Have April 1995, May 1995, June 1995, July 1995. Seeking all others.


Flying Hooves Express, The:

Have November 1992, February 1993, May 1993, and November 1993. Seeking all others.


Gaited Model Horse Registry News:

Have July/August 1987, September/October 1987, November/December 1987. Seeking all others. 

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Hobby Horse News, The (1988-2004):

Have issues 1-29, 31-81, 83-84. Seeking all others.


Horse'n Around (1983-1986):

Have Vol. 1 No. 1, Vol. 2 No. 1-12, Vol. 3 No. 1 and 3-12/Vol. 4 No. 1.  Seeking all others.


Horsing Around (-2005):

Have #18-66. Seeking all others.


International Model Horse Journal, The:

Have first issue (approx. August 1976), February 1977, April 1977, May/June 1977, July/August 1977, September/October 1977, and December 1977. Seeking all others.


Just About Horses:

Have Vol. 8 No. 1, Vol. 9 No. 3-4, Vol. 10 No. 2-4, Vol. 11 No. 1-4, Vol. 12 No. 2-4, Vol. 13 No. 1-4, Vol. 14 No. 1-4, Vol. 15 No. 1-5, Vol. 16 No. 1-5, Vol. 17 No. 1-3, Vol. 19 No. 5, Vol. 20 No. 2-4, Vol. 21 No. 1, Vol. 22 No. 1-2 and 5-6, Vol. 23 No. 4-5, Vol. 24 No. 1-2 and 5, Vol. 25 No. 1 and 5, Vol. 26 No. 1, Vol. 27 No. 1, Vol. 28 No. 1 and 6, Vol. 29 No. 2-4, Vol. 30 No. 1 and 3-5, Vol. 31 No. 1-3, Vol. 33 No. 2 and 4-6, Vol. 34 No. 3 and 6, Vol. 35 No. 1 and 3, Vol. 36 No. 3-6, Vol. 37 No. 1-3 and 5-6, Vol. 38 No. 2-4, Vol. 40 Annual, Vol. 42 Annual, Vol. 43 Annual. Seeking all others.


Midwest Review, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 7. Seeking all others.


Miniature Equestrian, The:

Have January/February 1987, PM 8/1987, 12/1987 


Model Horse Classified Ads:

Have January/February 1994. Seeking all others.


Model Horse Gazette (1984-1995):

Have Vol. 1 No. 3-6, Vol. 2 No. 1-5, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, Vol. 4 No. 1-6, Vol. 5 No. 1-6, Vol. 6 No. 1-6, Vol. 7 No. 1-6, Vol. 8 No. 1-6, Vol. 9 No. 1, 3-5 and 7-8, Vol. 10 No. 1-4, Vol. 11 No. 1 and 3-6, Vol. 12 No. 1. Seeking all others.


Model Horse Performance:

Have April 2011 and July 2011. Seeking all others.


Model Horse Trader, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 6, 8, 10, Vol. 3 No. 1, 3, 5-6, 8-9, 11.


Model Rag, The (1987-1990):

Have Vol. 2 No. 6, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, Vol. 4 No. 1, and Vol. 4 No. 5. Seeking all others.


Project 88 Bulletin:

Have intro letter, #4, unnumbered January 1989, and unnumbered February 1989. Seeking all others.


Rosette, The:

Have January/February 1988, March/April 1988, May/June 1988, July/August 1988, September/October 1988, November 1988,  February 1989, March/April/May/June 1989. Seeking all others.


TRR Pony Express (bi-monthly publication, offset):

Have Vol. 3 No. 3-6, Vol. 4 No. 1-4 and 6, and Vol. 5 No. 1-6. Seeking all others.


Show Circuit, The:

Have Vol. 2 No. 4-5, Vol. 3 No. 1 and 3. Seeking all others.


Show Ring, The:

Have Vol. 1 No. 1-5. Seeking all others.