Hi PlaymoDB mistress
I was going to look and compare. Now although the number 33 61 4340 is the same, I could not be sure that what you have in your picture was what I was looking for, as it says 'set of 3 horizontal sail holders', and it is not a sail holder - and plus there are 3 sails, so assumed it was for each of those. The picture that is on the instuctions I have been sent (Thanks Gordon), is separate from the sails - it is shown when the main masts are put together. But indeed the number is the same, but I had not tried ordering it just in case.
The difficulty has been in trying to 'see' clearly in any pictures what the part itself looked like too. I ordered one that looked right from another playmobil item - 4136. But I have that now and it is too big.
As for the sail clips for the front sail, the part you mention is not the one I mean. I have those, those are for clipping to the sails, and then to the clips that then attach them to the ship. The part I am looking for is 30 61 4420 apparently, which is the same number for two types of clips. And you do have that listed, but again, due to a lack of a picture to show them attached to the front sail, I was not sure they were what I was looking for! I ordered some others from another ship that 'looked right' but were far too big!
But don't take any of this incorrectly, I think the Database you have is fabulous, and really really helpful. I wouldn't have had a chance of finding any of the part numbers out at all if it wasn't for your database, and also for a couple of other playmobil items I have. (Castle, pirate Island, Pirate treasure chest etc. etc.) You also do a lot of cross referencing, so that must get complicated!
Everyone has been so helpful. Thanks. I will now try ordering again and see what I get.