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Cast Iron Toys

Almost exclusively American, the origins of cast iron toys with the plentiful iron ore in America fostered the endless supply of molded toys for the everyday family budget. We consistently feature a plethora of Autos, Buses, Taxis, Cycles and almost anything whimsical that once captured the delights of American childhoods.

Recent Prices Realized

Price Realized ($25,960)

Vindex Cycle Sidecar

Vindex Cycle Sidecar

This very rare and desirable cast iron cycle was produced for less than two years by Vindex. Highlighting our November 2013 auction. Est. $12,000 – $15,000

Price Realized ($14,400)

Mary Lamb Bell Toy

Mary Lamb Bell Toy

Considered the first bell toy by the Gong Bell Company, this near mint example of a whimsical toy was from the famous Max Berry Auction, March 2015 auction. Est. $3,000 – $3,500

Price Realized ($17,250)

Arcade Side Dump

Arcade Side Dump

Circa 1932, a rare cast iron toy from the Larry Seiber Collection in near mint condition from our November 2011 auction. Est. $8,000 – $10,000

Price Realized ($20,600)

Popeye Motorcycle

Hubley Popeye Motorcycle

This 1928 Popeye on Motorcycle from the Bob Brady Collection was the original Hubley showroom sample attesting to its near perfect condition. Offered in our March 2012 auction. Est. $10,000 – $12,000

Price Realized ($11,200)

Vindex Lansing Mixer

Vindex Lansing Mixer

Vindex toys are rare finds in themselves, but the “Lansing” cement is truly an extremely are piece in any condition. Sold in our May 2013 auction. Est. $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized ($12,000)

Captain Kids Bell Toy

Captain Kids Bell Toy

With less than ten examples know to exist of this piece, it is definitely a rare find, a whimsical and exciting cast iron toy sold in March 2015, courtesy of the Berry Collection. Est. $10,000 – $12,000

Prices Realized ($11,800)

Hubley Coal Truck

Hubley Coal Truck

Likely the finest example known, this near mint condition Hubley Coal Truck was a featured piece from the Donal Markey Collection in March 2011. Est. $2,000 – $3,000

Price Realized ($14,160)

Hubley Truk Mixer

Hubley Truk Mixer

As close to mint as a cast iron auto comes, this rare example of the Hubley Truk Mixer nearly tripled the high estimate in our September 2012 auction. Est. $3,500 – $4,500

Price Realized ($14,160)

Hubley DO-X Seaplane

Hubley DO-X Seaplane

A great example of a very popular airplane, the largest in the series by Hubley Mfg in stunning condition, courtesy of the Bob Brady Collection. March 2016 Est. $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized ($29,900)

Arcade

Arcade White Van

Considered by most as the finest example known, this Arcade White Moving Van advertising Lammerts furniture store is so minty, you can almost see your reflection in the paint! Sold in April 2011. Est. $8,000 – $10,000

Prices Realized ($12,980)

Hubley Traffic Car

Hubley Traffic Car

An incredible example of an otherwise usual mid-size version of the popular traffic car series by Hubley. Seldom offered as a near mint and boxed example, sold in November 2013. Est. $3,000 – $4,000

Price Realized ($5,750)

Schaber Cycle Shop

Schaber Cycle Shop

A very unusual example of a Hubley cycle with a low side body supporting a removable pressed steel enclosed van body. A highlight from the Donald Kaufman Collection sold in March 2009. Est. $3,000 – $4,000

Price Realized ($11,200)

Kenton Nash

Kenton Nash

The extremely rare Nash Lafayette Coupe with trailer sold in our September 2012 sale and is the only specimen observed outside Kenton Museum in Ohio, a stellar piece for an advanced collection. Est. $7,000 – $9,000

Price Realized ($13,800)

Hubley Ingersoll Rand Truck

Hubley Ingersoll Rand Truck

This circa 1933 Hubley toy is an extremely rare piece in any condition, in near mint condition, this example may be the best example known, sold in our June 2011 sale. Est. $8,000 – $10,000

Price Realized ($16,520)

Hubley Packard Sedan

Hubley Packard Sedan

A classic cast iron luxury toy auto, seldom found in all original condition, offered in our May 2015 auction and significantly surpassing our expectations! Eat $1,500 – $2,000.

Price Realized ($9,775)

ARCADE 1927 BUICK COUPE

ARCADE 1927 BUICK COUPE

A striking example in virtually unplayed with condition soared at the March 2009 auction against its $6,000 – $7,000 estimate.

Price Realized ($7,080)

ARCADE YELLOW CAB PANEL VAN

ARCADE YELLOW CAB PANEL VAN

An excellent example originally from famed Gottschalk Collection, this Arcade panel van was a highlight of the cast iron automotive grouping in our May 2014 sale. Est. $4,000 – $5,000

Price Realized ($8,260)

Hubley Hillclimber Motorcycle

Hubley Hillclimber Motorcycle

Doubling our expectations, this 1930s motorcycle raced its way to a new home in our November 2013 sale. Est. $4,000 – $6,000

Price Realized ($8,050)

HUBLEY HARLEY DAVIDSON WITH SPORT RIDER

HUBLEY HARLEY DAVIDSON WITH SPORT RIDER

A rare motorcycle toy, this 1930s Harley Davidson sport rider wears classic brown jacket and white knickerbocker pants with red stockings, offered at the original Donald Kaufman sale in March 2009. Est. $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized ($23,000)

CAST IRON WOMAN AT SEWING MACHINE

CAST IRON WOMAN AT SEWING MACHINE

As much a folk piece as a childs toy, this cast iron woman at sewing machine is an absolutely unbelievable casting, from the Donal Market sale in 2011. Est. $8,000 – $10,000

Price Realized ($12,650)

Kenton Speed Truck

Kenton Speed Truck

This truck is considered one of the rarest of cast iron toy truck examples, sold in our November 2011 auction. Est. $6,000 – $7,500