John's amazing Dale garniture, below, has gone to a new home--and I know of more than one other collector who was contemplating a purchase but was pipped at the post, so to speak. Had I not emptied my pockets for the "Sherratt" dogs I wrote about last week, you could have added my name to the list. Is the garniture not stunning? Note that the little shepherd looks very like the boy-with-dog above, He has that typical square Dale face.
In my small sheep collection, I have a lone Dale ram--again, quite definitely Dale. I do love the rather goofy appearance of this very engaging Dale beasty. Of course, he is from the same molds as the ram in the Dale garniture above.
I am happy that these extraordinary items so quickly found new homes. When quality surfaces, collectors usually grab it, and that was definitely so here.