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Posts Tagged ‘Cast Iron’

Cast Iron Tow Trucks and Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  The toys are smiling back at you this tough 2020, and we love our cast iron tow trucks.   Off to the far left we can see the giant Arcade Mack truck with steel wheels.  As we go one right, we see another Arcade, a Red Baby Tow in…

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Tom Sehloff Cast Iron Cars and Toys

We recently experienced a renaissance for cast iron toys, and you may not recognize it. The early Pratt & Letchworth and Ives production ceased over 100 years ago.  Hubley and Arcade cast iron production ended around 80 years ago.    Afterwards, we had another all American and prestigious maker to be aware of — Sehloff…

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Alfred C Rex and Co / Kyser and Rex Cast Iron love

Alfred C Rex and Co / Kyser and Rex Cast Iron love- we note that a very nice mechanical bank surfaced recently.  It isn’t ours, but we would like to find one that isn’t broken.  Let us know if you have a #125 Motor Bank or trolley bank for sale.  That, or just have one…

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Antique Coin Banks & Piggy Banks for Sale

Antique Coin Banks & Piggy Banks for Sale We will be adding to our antique coin bank collection at the shop. Right now we have a few coin banks by JE Stevens as well as AC Williams coin banks. There is nice coin bank or two coming from Kyser and Rex. Here are some bank…

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Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycles

What a great opportunity to show off some Harley and cop motorcycle toys by Hubley.  These solid cast iron toys were made in the 1930’s and help showcase the prowess of the tool makers at Hubley. Each of these castings was done by artists and in each you can see the strong points.  I happen…

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Hubley Chrysler Airflow Sedan with lights Review

Hubley Chrysler Airflow Sedan with lights Review As a long time cast iron toy enthusiast and research, I’ve waited for the day to see a Chrysler Airflow sedan in person.  Earlier I had a fleeting glance of a gray one, but never did I actually hold one. Well through a kind gentleman and referral, I…

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Cast Iron Still Bank Collection

Cast Iron Still Bank Collection   This selection is humble, but the quality is there.  Here are some pictures to share of an early cast iron still bank collection. Pictured are still banks by Kyser and Rex, the Animal Bank and Yong America, along side a Victorian Bank and Teller Bank.  Kyser and Rex toys…

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Toy Collecting- Great Timing and Current Trends

No one normally will shout out about great opportunities, but I’ll let the cat out of the bag– It is a great time to collect toys.  Why now, why more so than in the past?   Well…. timing is everything.     Trend– Timing is Great as Older Collections are being Liquidated. Trendy items are often not the thing to…

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Hubley Cast Iron Toys

The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels, horses, banks, and guns. Hubley’s main competition in the early years was Arcade as well as a bit from A.C. Williams.

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