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Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
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Special Note Concerning Iron Prices: Sad Irons / Pressing Irons Prices are evolving:
After  20 years of steady increases in values, which culminated in a bubble burst, iron prices have now settled back to levels of the past.

Prices seen reflect actual recent sale results from this website or a general price that is more in line w/ today's market.
Irons pictured without prices represent earlier sales whose sale results are outdated and do not accurately reflect current market values. 
Ebay results closely reflect current market values for many sad irons.  Check eBay completed / SOLD results to see current values for many antique irons.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com

Meeker's Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad Iron Sales - List 32Little Removable HandleToy SadIron    This Mrs. Potts style iron is different from the norm.  Note how the ends of the handle are shaped from round to rectangular.  I have never seen this before.  In fact I'm not even sure what material the handle is made from---I believe it to be a very dense, smooth, tight grained wood, or possibly some sort of composition.  The nickel plating is in excellent condition.  The base is marked USA and measures 3.75" long with one end turned up polisher-style.  Very sweet!!

Very Good . . . . . .  $35.00    SOLD!





Meeker's Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad Iron Sales - List 32Little Nickel Plated Toy Sad Iron    This iron is larger and different than the tri-bump handle little irons typically seen.  It measures 3.25" long.  Note the gracefully rounded form of the handle and the beveled tail of the base.  At first glance it looks similar to others that are found, but is actually quite different.  In fact it is the only one like this I have ever seen or had.   Unusual!!

Very Good . . . . . .  $45.00     SOLD!






Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesJos. M Hayes Miniature Advertising Tailor Iron    This hard to find little St. Louis company advertising iron is in outstanding condition!! 

Fine . . . . . .  SOLD!





Child-Size IronStrap Handle Child-Size Pressing Iron  This antique iron is the very iron that was photographed in Figure 106 of Judy Politizer's Early Tuesday Morning book, and it has been in the same collection ever since.  Opportunities like this to own a piece of history are few and far between.  Measuring in at just under 3.5 inches it was constructed with a one-piece bent strap handle and a nicely defined stepped base. 

Good . . . . .   SOLD



Hollow 
	Grip Little Sad IronHollow Grip Little Sad Iron Marked "A"  I guess the idea here with the marking was to think outside the box, and if number "1" was already taken then go with the letter "A".  This hollow grip iron has a rounded toe, a nice thick base, and measures about 2 7/8 inches long.  The letter A is nicely defined.

Good . . . . .   SOLD




8 
	Point Star Wire Handled Little Iron8 Point Star Wire Handled Little Iron  This little iron measures only 2 3/4 inches long and is embossed on the top with an 8 point star.  A really neat piece!

Good . . . . .  SOLD





Spade Iron Embossed with a FlowerLittle Spade Sad Iron Embossed with a Flower  This little antique flatiron is really charming with a flower embossed on the base that looks like a rose or perhaps a camellia.  It measures 3 1/4 inches long and has an early pounded rolled hollow grip handle.

Good . . . . .   SOLD




antique sad ironsTwo Very Tiny Curled Handle Sad Irons with Trivets  There are a multitude of variations to be found in this style of iron, but the little ones like this are especially hard to find, especially complete with their trivets.  They both measure about 1.25 inches.

Good . . . . .    SOLD



Sad Iron Embossed with 6 Point StarLittle Iron Embossed with 6 Point Star  This is one of the sweetest little irons I have ever seen!  There is a nicely cast 6 pointed star embossed on the base that is very graphic and ornamental.  The little rod handle with square collars at the sockets is a nice design feature as well.  The iron has a slightly rounded front and measures only 2.5 inches long.

Good . . . . .  SOLD




Tri-Bump Handle Sad IronBeautiful Ridged Tri-Bump Handle Sad Iron  This little tri-bump iron is a classic!  The iron is beautifully cast, very delicate and sharply defined, with an extremely smooth surface and excellent patina.  All three "bumps" have swirled ridges cast into the design, making for a really attractive look.  It is complete with matching cathedral design trivet.  The little iron measures about 3.25 inches long.

Good . . . . .  SOLD



Kenrick Child-Size Sad IronKenrick Child-Size Sad Iron  The iron is marked M OR as well as Kenrick and the layout of the letters on the body of this very nice iron is interesting.  It is English and by the foremost maker of irons and other cast iron from that country.  It measures 4 1/2" long and has a rolled strap handle.  A nice piece.

Good . . . . .   SOLD







Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique Child's Brass Box Iron   Very sweet in this small size!    

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!






Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique Miniature Gas Jet Sad Iron   This is a nice example of a hard to find iron.

Good + . . . . . . SOLD!






Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesChalfant Mfg. Co. Miniature Sad Iron   This is a hard to find little iron!! Chalfant irons are usually thought of as gas jet irons.  This example is not and says it it a patented iron.  I could not find the patent.  The condition is second to none.  Unusual!!

Fine . . . . . .  SOLD!






Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesMiniature A. K. & Sons #1 Cap Iron   This oval base pipe-handle cap iron was manufactured by Kenrick, the renown English foundry.  The marking indicates it was made prior to 1883.  A great example! 

Fine. . . . . .   SOLD!

 




www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesUnusual French Iron   The top of the base is a separate cast piece set inside the spade shape iron.  Different and nice!!

Fine. . . . . .  SOLD!







Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesPetite Brass Box Iron   This is really good looking with great form.  The contrasting color and use of materials between the brass body and steel handle supports is nice.  An early one!

Fine. . . . . .   SOLD!






Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesMiniature English Box Iron   "Clark & Son" signed on the gate.  Complete with slug.  One of my personal favorites! 

Fine. . . . . .  SOLD!







Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique J & F Belgian Cap Iron   This oval cap iron has a great form and look.  The name and trumpet or horn logo are one I have not seen before.  Nice!

Good + . . . . . .   SOLD!







Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique Cast Iron Shell Double Point Iron   This small double point iron, dubbed The Baby, has great form and look.  The body is unmarked.  The outer shell is cast iron instead of pressed steel.  It must have been far more expensive to produce than those more common ones.  I wonder how much more it cost in its day?

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!





Miniature Ober Sleeve Iron"The Pearl"  Double Point Toy Iron   A very nice example of the smallest size Pearl.

Good + . . . . . . SOLD!







Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique Miniature Gas Jet Iron   A very nice example.  The bottom has a curvature for polishing and for hatters.  I believe the hole in the side is to heat a curling iron.  Different!!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!






Miniature Ober Sleeve Iron#0 "Chattanooga"  Implement Co. Toy Iron   A very nice example of the smallest size of this iron.  Over the years I have seen just a few of these irons, usually in larger sizes, and no more than a couple of them in this #0 size.  I am not sure if this outfit made these as part of their regular business, gave these out as advertising, or ........?  It is a pretty hard to come by iron in this small size.

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!




Miniature Ober Sleeve Iron"Amazoc"  Antique Decorative Iron   A very nice example.  These are said to come from one region of Mexico.  The engraving looks like what one would expect to see on fine firearms, spurs, or the like.  Perhaps they made these as part of their training. 

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!





Miniature Ober Sleeve IronPrimitive Blacksmith Made Iron w/ Unusual Handle   This small early iron has a very interesting look.  It is forged from one piece and then the handle was fold up and over, the area in the center flattened out, and the the front tip was curled into a tight ball.  A great piece of workmanship.  Different, rare and nice!!

 

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!





Miniature Ober Sleeve IronMaple Leaf Flower Iron   Great detail and a nice size.   Different!!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!




Miniature Ober Sleeve IronOur Pet Toy Iron   Great detail and one size larger than the one above at 3" overall.    Different!!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!






Miniature Ober Sleeve IronC F Sunflower Iron   This post and beam handle French iron is nice.  It has great patina and form..   Different!!

Good + . . . . . .   SOLD!






Miniature Ober Sleeve IronMiniature Tailors Iron   This is the smallest tailors iron you will ever see.  We have only seen a couple of these in about 20 years.  The last one we had came from the Glissman collection and did quite well in that auction.  Different!!

Good + . . . . . .  $195.00     SOLD!




Miniature Ober Sleeve IronMiniature Blacksmith Made Primitive Iron w/ Curled Handle   Super form!  Graceful and nice!!

Good + . . . . . .  $195.00     SOLD!






Miniature Ober Sleeve IronMiniature Bi Metal Goffer Iron   Different and nice!!

Good + . . . . . .   SOLD!







Miniature Ober Sleeve IronMiniature Eagle Fluting Iron   Lots of original paint.  Some decoration remains.  It has the patent date on the top, and more info on the bottom.  Very nice!!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!





Antique Sad / Pressing IronAntique Child's Sad Iron   Nice!    

Good . . . . . . SOLD!






Antique Sad / Pressing IronAntique Child's Sad Iron   A different variation of the Sensible 6---check out the handle!    

Good . . . . . . SOLD!






Antique Sad / Pressing IronAntique Child's Sad Iron   Nice !    

Good . . . . . .  SOLD!






Antique Sad / Pressing IronAntique Child's Sad Iron   Nice !    

Good . . . . . . SOLD!





Antique Sad / Pressing IronAntique Child's Fluter   Nice !    

Good . . . . . .   SOLD!






Antique Sad / Pressing IronSmall Antique Fluting Tongs   Nice !    

Good . . . . . .  SOLD!




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This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
Click link to see other Past Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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