So different, yet so much the same. Just years between them.
Both are Ostheimer and they are both are simply called 'King'. In April 2006 Ostheimer replaced the king you see with the dark red robe with the other one (with the lighter red almost pink robe).
I honestly can't decide which one I find more appealing. There are aspects of both that make them uniquely beautiful. I am more drawn to the older 'vintage' Ostheimers in general (especially when it comes to the knights, I'll post more about them later). I just find it interesting to see which figures they choose to change each year (if any) and what they do differently to them.
K likes to pretend the older king is the daddy king and that the newer one is his son.
When you look at the differences, take into consideration the fact that the older king has been played with longer so shows more love aka: wear.
Top of their heads (crowns):
Oh, how our house loves Ostheimer :) Everyone from my husband on down to our cats loves these wooden toys. I don't think any of us can ever get enough of these works of art. I thought I'd share some of our love with all of you.