The Rearing Huntsman figure that made £3500 at Potteries Specialist Auctions.

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All of the Beswick Rearing Huntsman series are currently proving very desirable - the first version of the Huntsman on a chestnut mount realised a punchy £800 - but this example is one of only a handful with a Palomino colourway.       

There were more than 150 horse models produced by Beswick - among the best-known being the Shire Horse, model number 818. In a standard colour this can be bought for under £100 but there are 11 tones to choose from including an iron grey Shire sold here at £1500 and one in black made for the Collectors Circle in 1990 sold at £1150.

A Silver Dunn Galloway Bull made £1000 (to be followed by another which made £1200 at Bonhams the following week) while rare in a red jacket, a model of Girl on a Pony sold at £750. Portly Otter from Wind in the Willows fetched £270, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves made £1000 while Tinkerbell from the Peter Pan series had a small nip to her wing but still realised £900.

The buyer's premium at Potteries Specialist Auctions was 15%