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2 Piece Figural Cast Iron Spittoon / Cuspidor2 Piece Figural Cast Iron Spittoon / Cuspidor This is a very early cast iron figural spittoon. The green finished figural leaf form cast iron top is removable, and is cast in such a way that the top can fit only when oriented in just the right way.  Note how the leaf pattern extends from the top piece down the feet of the lower half.  It is finished in a dark green japanning that is in super condition except for right near the center hole where it was subjected to somewhat caustic but natural wear.  Also note the cast-in hook one of the legs has as if to attach it to the floor to keep it from sliding about on the poor shots that missed.

I believe that this was made for a well-to-do individual's study or office rather than a public or commercial establishment where most spittoons originate from or were typically found.  It has been suggested by an expert that it is a "Ladies" spittoon.  Perhaps owned by Annie Oakley, Lola Montez, or the like  The large gate mark on the base and casting attributes indicate an age from the mid 1800's or before.  A wonderful and rare piece of cast iron and Americana!

Fine . . . . . 495.00      SOLD!!




Sanitary Antique Cast Iron Toilet Paper Holders"Sanitary" Antique Cast Iron Toilet Paper Holders   These are marked differently from each other and are from different manufactures, but are obviously from the same mold.  The one on the right is complete and ready to go.  The other needs a bit of restoration but has the added interesting feature of a match strike and cigar holder that attaches to the top so the fellow who sat on the pot / throne for a time could enjoy his other favorite pastime while he was killing time.   Interesting!    

Good  . . . . . . $175.00 / Pair





Flat Iron Building Cast Iron Still BankLarge Flat Iron Building Cast Iron Kenton Still Bank   At just over 8" tall this is the largest version of this classic cast iron still bank that was produced of the iconic New York City Flatiron Building. It is by far the hardest to find of all the different sizes of this iconic building that were produced.  Kenton was the maker, and they were only made for a few years back in the teens / twenties.  It is in very nice condition noting that the trap, or door, on the bottom is missing.  A good one!!

Good + . . . . . .  $795.00





Scotten Dillon Co. Flat Iron Plug Tobacco CutterScotten Dillon Co. Flat Iron Plug Tobacco Cutter   The Scotten Dillon Flat Iron Tobacco Cutter is one of the most graphic and desirable of all iron-related antiques.  It is a great figural cast iron tobacco cutter cast in the form of a spade-shaped flatiron, and advertising their Flat Iron brand of plug or "chew" tobacco.  The condition of this example is second to none.  The paint is completely original and exceptionally nice.  It is undoubtedly the finest one we have ever had the pleasure of selling!  Highly recommend!

Excellent . . . . . .$1250.00              SOLD!




Hanging Balance ScaleIncredible Form and Condition Early New York Hanging Balance Scale  This is the nicest and earliest scale we ever owned.  It carries the name of Dunbar and Hudson which was a hardware distributor in New York during the early part of the 19th Century.  This piece is very early---the pans are marked with a date of 1832, and the location of Albany, New York as well.  Note the fine condition of the original finish, and the fine details of the hooks, the beehive finial, and the finely turned pointer.  It is really a nice piece, and I have it hanging right in front of me as reminder that everything is in balance in the long run.  I wish.   There is also a box of weights that comes with this that may or may not be original to the piece.  They range in weight from a few ounces to several pounds.  A wonderful and rare piece of Americana!

Good + . . . . .$1450.00           SOLD!



Patented 
Cast Iron Buggy Rein HolderPatented Cast Iron Buggy Rein Holder  Patented on Apr. 6, 1875 this figural rein holder is one of the most graphic of these devices ever manufactured.  The idea was that this device was attached to the side of the buggy, and when you came to a stop or were otherwise occupied you could slip the reins into the spring loaded slot with the desired tension on them to give the horse the impression you were still paying attention.  It has a great look and is a super piece of cast iron!

Good + . . . . .$95.00           SOLD!




Two Cast Iron Sinkbox DecoysTwo Cast Iron Sinkbox Decoys   These are flat bottomed cast iron decoys that look like canvas back ducks.  They would be set on the outside of what was called a sinkbox / boat for ballast when duck hunting.  The boat, and its "platform" would float just below the surface of the water and the hunters would be in a box in the center where just his upper body would be visable with decoys like this surrounding him.  This was during the period of commercial hunting in places like the Chesapeake Bay and other areas of the east coast near the turn of the century.  The condition is super, and each weighs approx 20 lbs .   

Good + . . . . .$1250.00          SOLD!



Arrow tobacco cutter"Arrow" Tobacco Cutter   This example is nice.  Tobacco cutters are something from the distant past, and as its use and popularity diminish, products associated with it will either gain popularity, or go into the distant memory banks of obscurity.  .

Good + . . . . .$95.00            SOLD!





Antique Scotten Dillon Flat Iron Tobacco CutterScotten Dillon Flat Iron Tobacco Cutter   This is a very rare and desirable example of a tobacco cutter that has a lot of cross-o0ver appeal to flat iron collectors.  Hence the high price and high demand.  These can be found w/ or w/o the tail under the handle.  Most of those found without the tail under the handle are considered to be broken, but some say they made them both ways.  This one is in super nice original condition.   

Good + . . . . .$1250.00          SOLD!



Patented 
1863 John Gill Hedgehog Style Cast Iron Cribbage Board<Patented 1863 John Gill Hedgehog Style Cast Iron Cribbage Board This is a superb piece of cast iron and without a doubt the most highly regarded and most sought after of all cribbage boards, and is in super condition to boot.  I have had a few different versions of this style cribbage board over the years, including one in boxwood in natural finish, another boxwood one painted to look like the black cast iron ones, one with a different label on the bottom, and I also have another cast iron version with a slightly different paint scheme, and have seen another with a different trim feature around the perimeter.   This is the nicest, and none of the others lasted long when I put them out so do not ponder too long.  In case you are not familiar with the design, the interior is filled with felt, and the pins, when they are pulled up, stay up through the friction.  If the guy you have been playing with has trouble keeping track or has a problem placing his pegs properly, this one will solve those problems, and so rattle him that you should be able to beat him, maybe even skunk him as he wonders what he is going to do next.

Good + . . . . .$750.00           SOLD!



Gill Patent Cribbage Board John Gill Hedgehog Style Patented 1863 Cast Iron Cribbage Board   This is a superb piece of 19th Century Patented Cast Iron.  Game playing was an important part of American 19th century life, and Mr. Gill patented and produced a fine piece to help people wile away their time.  Genuine Americana with a purpose!  This cribbage board is in super original condition showing just minimal wear to the paint and decorations.  Most of the label on the bottom is still legible as well.

The Gill Patent Cribbage Boards that can be found are without a doubt the most highly regarded and most sought after of all patented American cribbage boards ever made.  I have had a few different versions of this style cribbage board over the years, including one in boxwood in natural finish, another boxwood one painted to look like the black cast iron ones, one with a different label on the bottom, and I also have had another cast iron version with a slightly different paint scheme.   I have also seen another with a different trim feature around the perimeter.   They are very hard to find though, and especially in this nice condition.  

In case you are not familiar with the design, the interior is filled with felt or cotton, and the pins, when they are pulled up stay up through the friction.  All pins work here as they should.  The pins are laid out so there should be little problem keeping track of the score, and if the guy you have been playing with has a problem placing his pegs properly, this one will solve those problems.

Excellent . . . .$950.00              SOLD!





Antique Cast Iron Door StopAntique Cast Iron Door Stop   This doorstop shows considerable wear and losses to the finish, but it is a real one, and has a nice look none the less

Good . . . . .$125.00           SOLD!







Antique Cast Iron Book PressAntique Cast Iron Book Press   You see book presses all the time in many different sizes, but there are a few that stand out as being a bit different.  There are a few with figural uprights which are pretty rare, and those with different finishes like this example.  You will see 100 or more ones in typical black finish before you see another in red or blue, and this one is in nice condition to boot. 
Good . . . . .$125.00           SOLD!





Michigan Candy Store Cash RegisterMichigan Candy Store Cash Register  This small candy store size brass cash register was made by the main competitor to National cash register company and dates from near the turn of the century.  Fifty cents is the largest amount this one rings up and this style and size register was made for candy stores. 

There is a small chip in the drawer in the bottom left corner as can be seen.  There is no top Marquee.  The nickel is in great condition, and this will display very nicely.  There is info on the company and their registers that can be found running a Google search.

Good  . . . . .$795.00          SOLD!




Antique Hammered Copper Book EndsHammered Copper Book Ends  These are pretty nice

Good  . . . . .$125.00          SOLD!





Antique Hammered Copper Book EndsHeinz Hammered Copper W/ Sterling Bird Book Ends  These are nicer

Good  . . . . .$225.00           SOLD!






Antique Hammered Copper Book EndsHeinz Hammered Copper / Sterling  Birds Book Ends  These are nicer still and marked

Good  . . . . .$225.00          SOLD!






Antique Hammered Copper Book EndsHammered Copper Book Ends  These are nice.

Good  . . . . .$55.00          SOLD!





Figural Doggy DoorknobsFigural 19th c. Doggy Doorknobs   This fabulous pair of  figural doggy doorknobs look to be 19th century and from the Victorian era.  They came from an estate located on Cape Cod.  They have a great form, look and feel.  They resemble black forest animal carvings but are in fact molded gutta percha or some other early similar composition material from that era.  They are near perfect in condition, with the one on the right showing just ever so much more wear than the other.  Kind of like the wearing down of the highlights on a coin, just the smoothing if you will, of some of the detail.  I am calling them dogs as opposed to bears, wolves or some other animal because they have what looks to be a collar on them .   

Fine  . . . . . .$795.00          SOLD!




Miniature Fireplace Trammel Miniature Fireplace / Lighting Trammel This looks to be 18 - 19th century.  It has etched decoration on the main body, but I see no names or date. I have seen this size trammel offered as lighting trammels as opposed to a miniature fireplace trammel.  It is about 14" long in the closed position.  It is hand forged and has some nice detail work. 

Good  . . . . . .$195.00            SOLD!




 Miniature Advertising Anvil"C. P. Green 1891 X" Cast Brass Miniature Anvil Paperweight   This commemorates or honors a fellow named C. P. Green and is dated 1891 w/ an X below that.  I did not try to research the who, why, what or other.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee that!!

Good + . . . . . $95.00         SOLD!!





C.H. Benton Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / Paperweight"C.H. Benton" Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / Paperweight  This miniature anvil has writing on both sides.  One side says C. H. Benton Hardware Co. Fon Dulac Wis.  On the other side it says Heavy & Shelf Hardware Woodstock Iron.  There is a pic and  mention of another at an anvil / blacksmith site.  After that there are a couple mentions of the company, and then nothing.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee that!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00         SOLD!!




1776 / 1876  Miniature Centennial Commemorative Anvil Paperweight1776 / 1876  Miniature Centennial Commemorative Anvil Paperweight  This miniature anvil has 1876 on one side and 1776 on the other.  That would make it a 100 year commemorative of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence.  It is nickel over brass.   It is in super condition with near perfect nickel.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee that!!

Good + . . . . . $100.00         SOLD!!




F. M. Russell Omaha Gas & Electric Fixtures Miniature Advertising AnvilF. M. Russell Omaha Gas & Electric Fixtures Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / Paperweight  This is a rare & early miniature anvil.  The company was formed in the 1870's and they supplied electric and gas fixtures to the growing city.  This miniature anvil is in super condition.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee it!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00         SOLD!!




Cast Brass Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / PaperweightCast Brass Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / Paperweight  This unusual miniature anvil with an ancient Roman Soldier wearing a helmet cast into the side is in super condition.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee it!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00         SOLD!!





Adam Wagner Cast Iron Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / PaperweighAdam Wagner Cast Iron Miniature Advertising Anvil / Salesman Sample / Paperweight  This unusual miniature cast iron anvil is stamped with info on both sides.  It is from an Iron Works that was located in NY from the 1870's to 1885 or so.  There is a website with the company history that is pretty easy to find, but I could find no other examples of this anvil.    It is old and legit.  I guarantee it!!

Good + . . . . . $150.00         SOLD!!




Cristobal Colon / Sunk July 3rd 1898 Miniature Cast Brass Commemorative Advertising Anvil / Paperweight"Cristobal Colon / Sunk July 3rd 1898" Miniature Cast Brass Commemorative Advertising Anvil / Paperweight  This unusual miniature cast brass anvil is stamped with info and a date on one side. The top line indicates it is made from brass from the wreckage of the Cristobal Colon.   Running "Cristobal Colon / Sunk July 3rd 1898" in Google turned up lots of interesting info about this Spanish ship and how it performed in the Spanish American War in 1898.  It is an interesting read, a highlight being the Captain decided to steam out of the harbor into the path of the American fleet with his largest guns being wooden dummies.   It is old and legit.  I guarantee it!!  A nice piece!!

Good + . . . . . $100.00         SOLD!!




USE Bradley's Top Props / New Haven Slat Irons Miniature Cast Iron Advertising Anvil / Paperweight"USE Bradley's Top Props / New Haven Slat Irons" Miniature Cast Iron Advertising Anvil / Paperweight  This unusual miniature anvil is stamped with info on both sides. The black paint is original.   I believe the products referred to are parts for Horse drawn Carriages / Buggies.  I found scant info on that, but did find some.  I could find no info on or other examples of this unusual anvil though.  It is old and legit.  I guarantee it!!  A nice piece!!

Good + . . . . . $100.00         SOLD!!




Arcade Baby Red Dump TruckArcade International Harvester Baby Red Dump Truck   This is a very nice example of this cast iron toy that dates from the early 20's - 30's.  They came in several sizes with this one being just about 11" long overall.  The condition is all original and pretty nice given the age. The International Harvester Decals on both doors are nice.  The blue Arcade sticker is original and nice as well.  There are no breaks or cracks, just normal light wear and losses to the paint. The dump feature works, and the string just needs to be hooked back up.  The wheels are original and you can still read the writing on rubber on them.  Others I have seen have all steel wheels.  Very Nice!!

Good + . . . . . . $495.00




Arcade Century of Progress Chicago Worlds Fair Greyhound Tour BusArcade Century of Progress Chicago Worlds Fair Greyhound Tour Bus   This is a very nice example of this cast iron toy that dates from the early 30's.  They came in a number of different lengths with this being just about 14" long overall.  The condition is all original and pretty nice given the age.  There are no breaks or cracks, just normal light wear and losses to the paint.  The wheels are original and you can still read the writing on some of them.  The seats are set up so that the fairgoers could sit facing outward to see all the sights as the bus toured the fairgrounds.  The top is marked with all he info including the 1933 date.  Very Nice!!

Good + . . . . . . $395.00


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