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    Posted 7 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    I don't usually buy such things, but this is of a much higher quality than what I normally see in the second hand shops. The $2.50 price was hard to ignore, lol!

    The shops are littered with those thick, white figurines that look like they were made from that thick paste I used to use in school in the 1960s!

    This one is in perfect condition. A bit hard to pin down a year of manufacture but would I think this is a 1950s or 1960s model.

    The one on eBay has a slightly different mark.

    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Graefenthal-horse-and-carriage-figurine-from-West-Germany-/231388291478?hash=item35dfd12196

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    1. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas Efesgirl...:-)
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Live link:
      http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Graefenthal-horse-and-carriage-figurine-from-West-Germany-/231388291478?hash=item35dfd12196
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      Yes the marks are different, and yours says Made in GDR -- German Democratic Republic. The other says Made in Germany.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas, inky! :-)
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      katherine - I don't know why these sellers automatically write"West Germany" when an item plainly says just "Germany". It's wrong.

      https://community.ebay.com/t5/Archive-Historical-Memorabilia/If-an-item-is-marked-quot-Made-in-Western-Germany-quot/td-p/1022975

      Before WWII (1945) it was always "Made in Germany" or simply "Germany".

      From 1945 to 1949, before the "Federal Republic of Germany" was established, mostly no identification was used, but occasionally, merely depending on the availability of components, also "Made in Germany" is found.

      Identifications such as "Made in Germany - US-Zone" were normally confined to high technical products, e.g. quality-lenses also for military uses, on which sales or export restrictions were applied.

      From 1949 (until today) "Made in Germay" was used again, but from ca. 1952/55 "Made in Western-Germany" or "Made in West-Germany" was preferred to distinguish from GDR (East-Germany). But this was not compulsory and rather used at whim.

      "West-Germany" became obsolete in 1990. But these days "Made in Germany" is commonly replaced by "Made in EU"
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Efesgirl, That is very BEAUTIFUL!! What a steal for $2.50!
      Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016 to you and your family!!!
      Scott
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 7 years ago
      So if I understand this dating system, the piece in the link is Germany pre-1945, whereas yours is East German 1952-1990?
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 7 years ago
      katherine, I looked around a bit more and discovered that the particular mark on the one on eBay is shown here:

      http://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com/germany/thuringia/graefenthal-02/index.php

      "Used between 1985 and 1990, the crowned 'S' over 'GRÄFENTHAL', note the addition stating 'GERMANY'"

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