Collinsons Rocking Horses.

Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Collinsons Rocking Horses

Collinsons of Liverpool made rocking horses from 1836 until 1992 in over 5 generations of the same family. Prolific in the post war period, most of our Collinsons are vintage as opposed to antique. Excellent investment potential as a family heirloom.
This stable also contains horses by Baby Carriages (Rambler Toys). Finer carved with distinctive tucked in heads, Baby Carriages have even better investment potential.
  • Baby Carriages rocking horseTosca
    Vintage Baby Carriages
  • Restored collinsons rocking horse Sherlock
    Professionally restored Collinsons rocking horse.
  • Polychrome box rocking horse Stroller
    Collinsons polychrome horses restored to order
    32"-34" High £1395
    36"-39" High £1495
  • Polychrome collinsons rocking horse Abilene
    A 34" box rocking horse, restored with polychrome paintwork
    Sorry Sold
  • Large Collinsons rocking horse Spikes
    Large Collinsons rocking horse
  • Baby Carriages rocking horse Buffy
    Medium BCL rocking horse
  • Baby carriages rocking horse Georgina
    Beautifully Baby Carriages rocking horse.
    Sorry Sold
  • Baby Carriages rocking horse Alfie
    Restored Baby Carriages
    Sorry sold
  • Restored Collinsons rocking horse Violet
    Restored Collinsons rocking horse
    Sorry Sold
  • Collinsons rocking horseIndia
    Small plush covered Collinsons rocking horse
    Sorry Sold

Collinsons of Liverpool is a famous rocking horse making family going back as far as 1836. They are especially collectable today from their postwar output, producing cheaper horses in the increasingly mass produced markets emerging. At this period their designs are quite distinctive with rectangular pillars, diamond shaped pillar covers, brass pin eyes, cordouroy saddles and a distinctive paint design. Medium and larger horses seem to have used rocking iron brackets from what must have been an enormous stock of Lines brackets.
Production tailed off in the 1980s, with the firm ceasing trading after five generations in the same family in 1992.

Baby Carriages of Liverpool developed from the older firm of Hill and Harrison in 1906. They seem to have made a range of products, especially perambulators as suggested by the name. By the 1930s, they seem to be using the Rambler Toys trademark, usually applied to the stand as a transfer logo. They also used a BCL transfer, referring to Baby Carriages Limited. They ceased trading in 1963.

Although there are some similarities between the two firms, Baby Carriages have much finer carving, with the head well tucked in and a more classic dapple finish, hence the higher prices they command.

To purchase or find out more about this horse, please contact Sally, either by email or phone on the links on the footer, or better still, visit our showroom in the scenic Shropshire Hills, we would be delighted to see you.

Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd. Registered with Companies House No 5351212
Registered Address 1 Shepherds Yard, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH
Tel (01938) 561363
VAT Reg No 863 0276 29

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