Two completely new farm animals were available from May/June of 1966 - the Suffolk Mare and Highland Steer. The only other new addition that year was a useful Show Jumping Fence Set, to expand the popular Riding Series. Further casualties this year included 1720 Pack of Wattle Hurdles, 1721 Pig Trough and 2279 Cocks and Hens. The Farm Rake 9506 was also deleted at the end of the year to leave four of the traditional horse drawn vehicles remaining.
LOOSE FARM MODELS
2108 Suffolk Mare
Issued in brown, brick or tan plastic painted with black eyes, mane and tail, red ribbon, white blaze and grey hooves. Also known with black painted hooves. Marked ‘BRITAINS LTD ENGLAND' on underbelly. Switched from polythene to pvc plastic from 1968 and eventually withdrawn at the end of 1992.
Deleted: 1992 Rarity rating: E
Plastic colour variations of 2108 Suffolk Mare (also found with black painted hooves)
2142 Highland Steer
Issued in dark brown plastic painted with black eyes, grey horns and hooves. Marked ‘BRITAINS LTD ENGLAND' on its underbelly. Switched from polythene to pvc plastic from 1968 and withdrawn at the end of 1977.
Deleted: 1977 Rarity rating: E
Britains 2142 Highland Steer
1710 Show Jumping Fence Set
Packed in an open brick design carton. Contained bushes, wings and rails but, more interestingly, the dark green plastic stand for the 2075 show jumper, also included in the show jumping sets 7594 and 7580.
Deleted: 1968 Rarity rating: C (in carton)
FARM BOXED SETS
7565 Large Folding Box Set (82 pieces)
Contained the complete range of Farm models, including the new Suffolk Mare and Highland Steer. With a dust-proof window for display and retail and each individual model printed with catalogue number below. The retail price increased to 105 shillings. Withdrawn from the catalogue at the end of 1966.
Deleted: 1966 Rarity rating: B
Large Folding Box Set 7565 - Brick style illustrated box lid and dustproof cover - Courtesy Vectis Auctions