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BEWARE THE BUYING GUIDE HOW TO SPOT A FAKE ANTIQUE VINTAGE CAST IRON TERRIER DOORSTOP HUBLEY

Hubley cast iron rabbit

Hart Manufacturing Company, Detroit, Michigan, Circa 1890-1920 See page 20, Iron Safe Banks by Bob and Shirley Peirce, number 85; Still Bank Collectors Club of America, 1991. Hubley Real Toys 1958 Ford Sheriff's Car in about 1:50 scale. These metal kits, issued in various scales, were more expensive than plastic models, and, when finished, were naturally quite heavy. Early toys were known for their complexity; a delicate 11 inch long Packard Straight 8, a five-ton truck that came complete with tools, a road roller that came in five different sizes, a steam shovel with working arms and shovel, and Chrysler Airflows with take-apart bodies Richardson 1999, p. Gradually, the Hubley name was downplayed in favor of Gabriel. Hubley's casting process involved several steps. You can usually spot a reproduction, as most are very poorly cast and the paint is far too shiny.

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ANTIQUE HUBLEY CAST Iron Peter Rabbit w/Carrot Doorstop with Original Paint

Hubley cast iron rabbit

Guide for collectors When considering purchasing a Hubley toy, collectors will come to realize that it is exactly the cast-iron toys which were considered outdated by contemporary consumers that collectors find so appealing; with their vivid colour schemes and intricate attention to detail, the toys have a unique charm which the avid collector recognizes. The Hubley Manufacturing Company produced a wide range of , , and. Construction, farm, and fire vehicles were commonly produced, as well as motorcycles. Eyes were hand-painted, usually gray with black pupil and some of the Hubley produced dogs had a hand-painted red dot for a tongue. Thanks for stopping in for a look! The company also dabbled in plastic promotional models.

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Hubley cast iron rabbit

I actually didn't realize he still retained original paint until I cleaned nearly 100 years of dirt and grime off him. By about 1960, different lines were introduced to distinguish toys for younger folk from products for older hobbyists. Originals are heavy, weighing in at 5-8 pounds each and there are three sizes. Many Hubley toys are now sought-after collectibles. My advise is to take your time and choose wisely.

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Hubley Manufacturing Company Toys

Hubley cast iron rabbit

I had a look on the internet and there are sooooo many antique door stops, who knew? In fact, the company suddenly tried to compete with a variety of market segments all at the same time, pitting itself against other metal kid's toy maker, kit manufacturers, and British diecast producers. They create character from a day when doors were held open by heavy metal decoratives. He definitely is one of my special ones. Collector's Guide to Diecast Toys. In the later 1960s, Hubley kits were sold under the name. The reproductions are usually exposed and many have a Phillips head screw vs.

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Rare Cast Iron Rabbit Doorstop

Hubley cast iron rabbit

A tip for purchasing antique cast iron doorstops is to give the metal a smell it should have a mushroom like smell if the cast iron door stop or cast iron piece is old or antique. Hubley even set up its Scale Model Division for these products. I've not been able to find out which foundry cast this rabbit. If the item looks brand new or repainted, it is probably not an authentic Hubley doorstop. Condition: the trap is missing.

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BEWARE THE BUYING GUIDE HOW TO SPOT A FAKE ANTIQUE VINTAGE CAST IRON TERRIER DOORSTOP HUBLEY

Hubley cast iron rabbit

Or, check out our or for Process, Numbers Page, and more. Not all are marked but it pays to look in every nook and cranny possible. I do not see any issues with this other than cleaning if you like. While some antique doorstops are in excellent condition, the paint should look older and appropriate for the time period, with some small chipping of paint. Wheels were simple metal discs with axle hubs sticking through.

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