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This is just a sample of the many antique Salesman Sample & Toy Stoves we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

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Special Note: As of April 2012 we are taking in and selling on consignment a large and well known collection of Toy & Salesman Sample Stoves.  Our current offering of Antique Stoves for sale can be found at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.



Ilinoy  Salesman Sample / Display Model of Wood Stove / HeaterIlinoy Salesman Sample / Display Model of Parlor Stove / Wood Stove Heater  This miniature Ilinoy antique parlor stove / heater has a great look to it.   The base measures approx 7" square and it stands just under 16' tall to the top of the finial.  This unusual model or salesman sample is constructed of aluminum and as can be seen in the last pictures comes apart in sections just like the full size model would.  The doors and vents operate as well.  It has a great look almost like brushed nickel, which I am sure that was the idea when these were made in a material that was easier to work with than iron.  A super nice piece!!   

Fine. . . . . .  $2450.00    SOLD!!




Quick Meal Toy Cookstove Quick Meal Toy Cookstove 
This toy stove was made by the American Stove Co.  It is one of the larger toy stoves made at 17" across and about 2' tall.  It has been restored and looks great.  There is a receipt inside the oven from when the collector bought this back in 1979 in Ill from an antique shop and paid the whopping sum of 4500.00.  Imagine what that is in 2009 dollars.    It looks to be all original and nicely restored.  The lids all look right.  Note the flip down warming shelves on the back wall.  A very nice example.

Excellent . . . . . . . $3500.00     SOLD!





Washington Leader Toy / Salesman Sample CookstoveWashington "Leader" #649 Salesman Sample / Toy Cookstove The "Leader" by the Washington Stove Co. is similar in size and detail to the Great Majestic sample size stove. This Washington Leader salesman sample size stove, like the Majestic Junior is one of the larger toy or salesman sample stoves made at 24" across and about 3' tall.   It is a far harder to find, and much rarer salesman sample size stove.  

There is an example of one of these stoves pictured in Fords book on the subject where he assigns a value of 4 - 5500.00 to this stove.  He states that due to the detail and style that this stove would qualify as a salesman sample.  I believe these larger sample size stoves were used as floor or window displays, and that they were also sold as toys to the customers of the stove company, or out of the large distributers where they were sold.  Given the few of these that have been seen or found it is likely that they were not widely distributed like some others that are more commonly seen. 

The stove looks to be all original and is unrestored.  It is in overall nice condition with just a couple of minor apologies.   The side shelf on the right has had its attachment tabs broken off.  I have seen these repaired before with a careful weld / brazing.  If done from the underside it will be unnoticeable after this is cleaned up a bit.  There is a small sliding ash door missing that goes below the oven fold down door.   The one other apology is the backsplash right side bracket.  Near the top there are 2 small cracks / breaks as pictured.  These are so superficial as to be unnoticeable when judged from a few feet away.  I have pictured this area and the small pieces in the pics. 

Note that the cabriole legs and the base which are separate from the main body and that it simply lifts off.  It is all in nice condition.   The oven is nice with lots of original red finish in it and the shelf is good.  The same is true of the fire box on the far left.  All of the pieces are shown in one of the pics.  The main damper is present and works.  The side feed doors are good, and the sifter feature below the fire box is OK.  All of the lids and parts for the top are nice and original.  The enamel on the backsplash and oven door.is very nice and original.   

This stove is nice as it sits, and will be even nicer cleaned up a bit and with some simple restoration.  It is a very nice example of a hard to find stove at an attractive price you will not find elsewhere.

Very Good  . . . . . $2750.00       SOLD!



U.S. Range Gothic by the U. S. Stove Corp. TN "Gothic" U.S. Range by the U. S. Stove Corp. TN  I have only seen this sample size stove a couple times in all of my travels and searches.  Some info will appear in Google searches, but not much.  There is one pictured in Fords book on stoves that has been powder coated / enameled and restored that he has valued at 3000 - 4000.

This example is unrestored and looks to be all original with the exception of two stove lids on top. The other 4 lids look to have been stored separately in a damp location and are pitted much more than the top or other parts.   The one real apology is the lower hinge on the oven door is damaged.  It still functions and holds the door, but it broken.   Note the cabriole legs are OK and have been removed to make shipping easier and safer.  None are damaged.  

Overall this sample size U. S. Gothic stove is in pretty nice condition.  It is in natural iron finish and looks to have had stove black applied at some point in its life.  The U.S. cast into the door is very graphic and bold.  On the top left the word "Gothic" is cast into the top. On the right 68-18.   The bottom of the lid for the water resivouir on the right is marked Baby Goth.    You can see that there is no pitting or rust in this area, or the rest for that matter.  The cast iron fire box is OK, and the damper works.  The feed door is good, and the sifter feature below the fire box is OK.

This stove is nice as it sits, and will be even nicer cleaned up a bit.  A very nice example of a hard to find stove at an attractive price not found elsewhere.

Good + . . . . . $950.00        SOLD!




Acme Cast Iron Toy Stove by Stevens"The Acme" Cast Iron Child Size Cook Stove  This toy stove is by Stevens and dates from near the turn of the century and as late as the 30's or so.  Stevens was a major toy bank maker from this era as well. They made a quality cast iron product. Kenton also made a version named the same.  This stove can be found in different finishes as well.   The stove is nice, all original and has a few accessory pieces to go along.   

Good + . . . . .  $295.00       SOLD




Great Majestic Junior Toy / Salesman Sample CookstoveGreat Majestic Junior Toy / Salesman Sample Cookstove  The Great Majestic line of  stoves was made by the Majestic Manufacturing Co. of St.  Louis Mo.   The Majestic Junior is one of the larger toy or salesman sample stoves made at 24" across and about 3' tall.  I believe these were used as floor or window model samples, and that they were also sold as toys to the customers of the stove company, or out of the large distributers where they were sold.    It looks to be all original and is unrestored.  Note the cabriole legs.  These stoves can be found with no feet, or different styles than this.  Overall it is in pretty nice condition with just one stove lid being a replacement, and it appears one side shelf may be missing.  The cast iron fire box is OK, and the damper works.  The side feed do or is good, and the sifter feature below the fire box is OK.  The warming oven doors work as they should as well.  This stove is nice as it sits, and will be even nicer cleaned up  a bit.  A very nice example of a hard to find stove at an attractive price not found elsewhere.

Very Good  . . . . . $SOLD!



"The Baby" Cast Iron Child Size Cook Stove  There is sometimes confusion in the world about stoves that are this size, and what exactly to call them.  People are always wanting to call them salesman samples when, in reality, most of them are toys.  There are salesman sample stoves and ranges that date from this era, but this style stove was a toy, as are the other similar ones with different names on the door.  This one is called the Baby and measures about 9" tall by 15" wide.  It was made near the turn of the century or a little later.  It is in very nice condition and has all of its lids and other parts.  These came both with backsplashes / chimneys /  warmers and without, and this version is without. The nickel is dull, but there is a lot still remaining.  The fine quality of the casting confirms that this is not one of those reproductions that are often passed off for the real thing, and you will love the way it displays!

Good + . . . . .  $295.00       SOLD



Baby Toy Stove"The Baby" Blue Enameled Stove  This is not a rare or unusual stove in most instances and they are seen quite regularly for sale in plain cast iron.  What is unusual is the blue / gray enameling that this example came with.  We found this one evening at a show before the opening and bought it for a reasonable price.  Usually after something like that when you go back to the same booth for the next 3 years with the hope of finding something nice it never happens again, and you wonder how they could have possibly had such a nice piece?  That is not the case with this dealer.  We have been going back ever since, and buying some of the best stuff we have ever come across.  Others know of him too, and by the time the show officially opens this guy's booth looks as if he forgot to bring anything and a regular attendee of the show might wonder why he is even there.  One of a dying and disappearing breed to be sure.   His booth is at the end of the 3rd isle on the right hand side if you want to find him!

Good + . . . . .  $495.00       SOLD



The Bluebird Toy StoveThe Bluebird Toy Stove  This toy stove was produced by the Grey Iron Co. of Pa.  They made several different sizes with this being the largest of those offered measuring in at about 11" across.  The overall condition is pretty nice noting the color change it has experienced from sitting in the window for 50 or so years.

Good + . . . . .  $295.00       SOLD





The 
	Jewel StoveThe Jewel Stove This toy stove was produced by the Detroit Stove Works of Chicago Ill  It is one of those that is often called a salesman sample, but as we have seen dozens of them over the years and not one in a case, it is much more likely that these were made as toys to be sold or given away when a large full-size model was bought.  They were probably also used in stores as display props, but it is unlikely that it is a true salesman sample.   This example is in very nice condition, noting that there is a door on the right end that is missing.  These can be had, if you are a member of the secret society of stove part repair pieces, but for the general public, trying to run one down is like trying to reinvent the wheel.  Actually that is probably for the better as if it was too easy, think Cresent here,  there would be thousands of complete repops running about, and we do not need that.

Good + . . . . .  $495.00       SOLD



Small French Cast Iron StoveUnusual Small French Cast Iron Stove When I first purchased this very ornate little stove I was told by the owner that it was French, and this was again confirmed to me several years later by a woman who had lived in France and remembered seeing them there.  It measures just 12" tall, not including the stovepipe, and is nicely detailed with decorative casting design, brass knobs and a brass spigot, two brass towel bars on the end panels, a brass stovepipe damper knob, and it even has an enamel-lined water tank on the far right side.  We have owned this stove for close to 10 years, and it was not until we decided to list it for sale recently that we took a very close look at it and realized that the two center doors have been repaired / recast.  I have included two close-up pictures of these pieces, both front and back views.  At first glance it is not obvious that they were repaired, but it is evident with a closer inspection of the details.  In any case, it is still a real nice piece and if you want to add an unusual little stove to your collection this might be just the one to add variety and interest.

Good + . . . . .  $895.00       SOLD



Delight Toy Cookstove Delight Toy Cookstove 
This toy stove was made by either Ideal or Kenton.  Most of the original nickel plating has worn off.  It is not a common stove, and it is an early design.  It is not a repop or knockoff either.  There are no breaks, repairs or damage I can see.   A super piece of Americana!

Very Good  ...... $195.00     SOLD!




Royal American Salesman Sample / Toy CookstoveRoyal American Salesman Sample / Toy Cookstove  This antique salesman sample / child size Royal American Cookstove  has a great look and appeal.  It is an exact representation of a full size stove produced in the late 1800's and into the beginning of the 20th century. The makers location is on the front and the name Royal American appears on both sides on the main doors. It measures approx 18" long  across the front and stands about 10" tall.   It is a heavy and well detailed stove. 

This stove was offered by the Bridgeford & Co. of Louisville KY. There are other stoves that are nearly identical to this one with different names, and the name plates on this one are applied rather than cast into the doors.   This was done as different companies used the same castings or molds over the years.  Stoves like this fit the bill as both salesman samples or display models that would sit in the general store, but were also sold as toys at different periods. 

The stove is in good condition and original. There are no breaks, repairs, or damage I can see other than some pitting to the top and lids.  Note the letter A cast into each of the 4 legs.  This antique toy cookstove, that many refer to as a salesman sample is a super piece and will make a great accent piece.

Very Good......$750.00      SOLD!



#103 Charter Oak Salesman Sample / Toy Cookstove#103 Charter Oak Salesman Sample / Toy Cookstove  This antique salesman sample / child size Charter Oak #103 Cookstove  has a great look and appeal. 

The stove is in good condition and original. There are no breaks, repairs, or damage I can see.  This antique toy cookstove, that many refer to as a salesman sample is a super piece and will make a great accent piece.

Very Good......$390.00      SOLD!



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This is just a sample of the many antiques Salesman Sample & Toy Stoves we have sold. Click link to see other 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 Antique Stoves offered for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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