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Shyanne from California wrote on June 20, 2017:
I have many ponies that were gifted to me however I have a newborn and am trying to clear stuff out anyway i want to know the best places to sell the ponies so they go to homes of people who will appriacte them as i used to
Response From Trailmaster:
Painted Ponies prized by collectors can sometimes be found at horse and collectible shows, but really, the best place to try and sell them is eBay. Good luck.

Cheryl from Mesa,AZ wrote on June 06, 2017:
I have a painted pony "Snowflake" #3684. There is no box. I would like to know if it is a 1st edition and what is the possible value. There are no marks or scratches. Thank you.
Response From Trailmaster:
The piece should have a 1E on it but perhaps this was missed. The number indicates that yes, it is a First Edition. Its value depends on how badly someone wants to add this piece to their condition.

Kim Westmoreland from New Zealand wrote on May 17, 2017:
Magical Mystery Mare. I would like to clarify if this Painted Pony has "handcrafted" or "made" in china as I am interested in purchasing an authentic one. Would you be able to advise the release date as I can see the retired date as May 1, 2016 on your site. Thank you very much.
Response From Trailmaster:
Magical Mystery Mare was released in the Fall of 2014. One original was created that became the prototype of the figurine line.

Patty from Oregon wrote on May 12, 2017:
am trying to order "Christmas Morn" thru Dillards & nothing comes up. How can I get this pony?
Response From Trailmaster:
Thanks for asking. We checked into this situation just this morning. Dillards' exclusive Holiday Ponys is not in stock yet. It is due in August. Their system just doesn't take pre-orders this far in advance, so you will have to check back later in the summer.

SANDRA from MICHIGAN wrote on May 09, 2017:
PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT "PRE-E MEANS?
Response From Trailmaster:
During the first Painted Ponies release, which was Winter 2003, there were six resin figurines produced without the 1E before the edition number, up to 3,600. The information is shown on the underside of the base. These figurines are considered "Pre-E's" and they are very rare and valuable.

beverly cook from albertville al. wrote on May 07, 2017:
what is the largest painted pony made
Response From Trailmaster:
The largest, of course, would be the life-size Painted Ponies that were created for the original Trail of Painted Ponies Public Art Project back in 2001 and 2002. Then we created Masterworks which stand about two foot tall. We also created several Painted Pony figurines that stood over one foot tall.

Emma from Va wrote on April 30, 2017:
Has there ever been counterfeit Painted Ponies? Like, where people made fakes ones and listed them as real?
Response From Trailmaster:
Early on, we did have some trouble with people changing the edition numbers on the underside of the base. And when our former manufacturer, Westland, came out with a knock-off line of painted horse figurines they were sometimes marketed as Painted Ponies. And there have been some people who have created custom horse figurines and called them Painted Ponies. But as forlarge numbers of counterfeit Painted Ponies, no. If you run across somoe that seem questionable, please contact us immediately for confirmation.

Rhonda Beach from Rougemont NC wrote on April 28, 2017:
We had 4 ponies donated to a non profit animal rescue. What is your suggested price for the following ponies: 1- Appleoosa: # 2E2.453 2. Willing # 1E 7.624 3. Sky of Enchantment 1E 1.237 4. Incognito 1E 9.075 Can you please suggest what we could sell these for to raise money for our non profit organization?
Response From Trailmaster:
Please go on eBay and see what these Ponies are selling for. That will give you some guidance. I can say that they are quite rare and should fetch a considerably high price. Whether they come in their original box or are autographed by the artist can also influence their perceived value and asking price. Good luck.

Emma Foster from Marina, California wrote on April 23, 2017:
Hi there, I have recently found the Short Faux Suede Fur Lined Coat (Style 211) featuring Fetish Pony, Year of the Horse, Renewal of Life, and Kindred Spirits designs in a Goodwill for $10 in excellent condition. I am inquiring about the possible current value of this coat as I have only found one other person selling online for $145. Thank you, Emma
Response From Trailmaster:
Branded apparel does not generally appreciate in value over time the way collectible figurines do, so it would be impossible to put a current value on these coats other than to say it would be considerably more than $10.

Betsy Bauer from California wrote on April 05, 2017:
Very excited to see the upcoming expansion of the TOPP line with Fire & Ice. Will they be battery operated and will they still be numbered like the other ponies?
Response From Trailmaster:
Yes and yes.