Purveyors and Dealers of Americana / Patented & Mechanical Antiques
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Miniature & Salesman Sample
I like antique miniature anvils and use to buy and sell a lot of them. Real examples are getting hard to find and there are far more new and reproduction miniature anvils on the market than there use to be which has dampened interest and hurt this collectible in more ways than just the value. Just look at eBay and you will see what I mean. Hundreds of new and reproduction anvils can be found there. Many offered as vintage or antique using the definition of older than some. I still like real ones though.
Vintage & Antique Small Anvils
I am particularly interested in small anvils that have some sort of interesting characteristic, be it raised letter advertising, or incised lettering, dates, or other info cast or inscribed on the anvil, or other similar interesting features. I especially like antique advertising anvils from old time businesses or actual full size anvil makers like Hay Budden, Wright, or the like.
I like anvils
have information or figural scenes and dates cast or impressed into the
sides of the anvil. Typically these miniature anvils are about 4" or so long and a couple of
inches tall. There are exceptions both larger and smaller that are going to be
of interest as well.
There are a flood of reproduction and new miniature
anvils available these days.
The styles I like seem to be the ones that are
being reproduced in the largest numbers these days. Some are nicely
and well done by what I will call mechanics here in the US. Other
lesser examples are
coming from China, India or Pakistan in huge numbers and are just a sign of the
times. Some are well done, some are so poorly done it is sad. These include the new John Deere anvils found with raised letters,
and others such as the Cal
Poly anvil with the bear, or others from the same
mold / factory. There are examples of NEW anvils being sold right now on eBay of some of the
best known original and valuable anvils, and they are, I
assume, collectible in their own right given the money they sell for, but that is not what I am looking
The above miniature / salesman sample anvils are an example of the caliber, condition and quality of these vintage anvils that we are interested in buying & selling. To get a sense of values click the above link, or go to eBay to see what they are currently selling for.
If you have quality antique or
vintage mini anvils similar to those that you see
on this page that you want to sell, please contact us at
providing as many details as possible. Thank you!!