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Past Sales Archive

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Special Note Concerning Iron Prices: Sad Irons / Pressing Irons Prices are evolving:
After  20 years of steady increases in values, which culminated in a bubble burst, iron prices have now settled back to levels of the past.

Prices seen reflect actual recent sale results from this website or a general price that is more in line w/ today's market.
Irons pictured without prices represent earlier sales whose sale results are outdated and do not accurately reflect current market values. 
Ebay results closely reflect current market values for many sad irons.  Check eBay completed / SOLD results to see current values for many antique irons.

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Meeker's Antique Sad Iron Sales - List 30Salesman Sample Size / Toy Geneva Fluting Iron   It's just like the full-size one, even carrying the 1866 patent date, but measures only 3 1/2" across the base.  This is a great little child's or salesman sample size fluting iron by the WH Howell Co. of Geneva, Illinois.   Special!!

Very Good . . . . . .  $225.00     SOLD!

Patented-Antiques Sells Antique IronsSMALL / Child-Size Sensible "5" Box Iron  One of my all-time favorite little irons!  The condition of this one is outstanding and it comes with two bases.  The casting is second to none and the handle / lid release mechanism is as precise as it was the day it came out of the factory.  Guaranteed to please!  

Very Good . . . . . . $350.00       SOLD!!

Patented Sells Antique IronsSmall "Slave" Iron  This one is a ringer!   Great primitive form and at 5 1/2" long it's a nice petite size!!

Good +  . . . . .  SOLD!

Patented Sells Antique IronsBrass Rope Handle Mini Spade Shape Iron   This is unusual with a nice hefty brass grip.  It's 3 3/4" long.  Different and very nice!!

Good   . . . . .  SOLD!

Patented Sells Antique IronsPet Mini Double Point Toy Iron   This hard to find mini toy iron is in very nice condition.  It has a wonderful casting, and the nickel is in fine condition.   The design of the removable handle is different from the norm!!

Fine  . . . . .  SOLD!

Patented Sells Antique IronsPrimitive Thin Base 4" Miniature Blacksmith-Made Teardrop Shape Iron   This iron is constructed from one pounded slab of metal with the handle as a tail, folded up and over.  Very unusual!!

Very Good  . . . . .   SOLD!

Patented Sells Antique IronsMiniature Blacksmith-Made Spade Shape Irons   At about 1 1/2" long these two are being sold as a pair.  They are almost identical.  One is slightly smaller and its handle a bit different from the other.  These types of pairs were given as gifts to symbolize togetherness.  Very nice!!

Very Good  . . . . .   SOLD!

Patented Sells Antique IronsMiniature Bulbous Handle Primitive Iron   This example is about 2 3/4" long.  It is blacksmith made and has an unusual handle design with the hump in the middle.  Very different and very nice!!

Good  . . . . .   SOLD! Sells Antique IronsRudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Toy Iron     This is a very sought after toy iron made by EJ Kahn Co. of Chicago.  Probably sold at Christmastime.  Fun!!

Very Good . . . . . .  SOLD! Sells Antique Irons3 Miniature Graduated Size Brass Irons     Each is a different size, and each is marked with the name of what I assume is the maker---A. B. Webb. They are numbered 0, 1 and 2.  They measure approximately 2 1/4", 3", and 3 1/2".  Note the nicely twisted brass handle supports.  It's not real apparent in my photos but the shape of the base where it comes to the point near the toe of each is asymmetrical, with one side being more rounded than the other.  Different &  Nice!!

Very Good . . . . . .  SOLD!

Miniature Cast Iron Rocker Fluting IronMiniature Cast Iron Rocker Fluting Iron    These miniature rocker fluter irons are a favorite with iron collectors and it is a hard little iron to find.  The real deal---early and nice!

Good  . . . . . .SOLD!



Child Size Alba Split Chimney Charcoal IronChild-Size Alba "Split Chimney" Charcoal Iron  This Portuguese child's charcoal iron measures just 4" in length.  It has a very unusual design with the top half of the chimney opening up as one-piece with the rest of the iron top, with a latch at the mouth of the stack.  There are some antique children's irons that are amazingly detailed and were probably produced in very limited quantities, and this is certainly one of those.  It's full size counterpart is hard enough to find---this little one even more so, especially in this nice condition and complete with its inside grate.

Very Good . . . . . .  SOLD!

Miniature Forged Twist Handle Child Size IronMiniature Forged Twist Handle Child Size Iron   Blacksmith made no doubt.  A one of a kind and very special.  Different and nice!!   

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD! 

Wapak #1 Child Size Toy Sad IronWapak #1 Child Size Toy Sad Iron  Wapak was a big name in the cast iron cookware arena during the late 19th century, and like most other producers  of  cast iron products also put out a line of sad irons.  They can be found in sizes from this the smallest toy, up to 20 pounders or so for Tailors.

Good  . . . . . .  SOLD!

Small Double Point Ober Toy or Lace IronSmall Double Point Ober Toy or Lace Iron  These small fixed handle Ober Irons are hard to find, especially in this condition.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD!

Primitive Miniature IronPrimitive Miniature Iron   This is an unusual iron to find in this size.  I have never seen it before, have you?   Nice!

Good  . . . . . .SOLD!

Miniature Enterprise Sad IronMiniature Enterprise Sad Iron   These were give-a ways at one of the Centennials or early Worlds Fairs back near the turn of the last century.  The detailing and workmanship are great. The handle latch is operable and overall it is in very nice condition.   A hard to find little iron.   Every collection needs one.

Good  . . . . . .SOLD!

"Star 6" Stevens Child Size Toy Sad Iron"Star 6" Stevens Child Size Toy Sad Iron  This one is marked with a Star and # 6 inside it.  It is a Stevens iron. The condition is nice.   These irons came in a variety of graduated sizes and this is one of the smaller examples at just over 2 1/2" long.  I have seen them with different numbers in the casting, and they are one of the more unusual of the Stevens line.  

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!

Stevens #25 Child Size Toy Sad IronStevens #25 Child Size Toy Sad Iron  This one is marked "25" in bold casting on the top.  It is in original finish and the wooden handle is nice.  You do not find them in this condition very often.  One of the larger models at 4" long. 

Good  . . . . . .  SOLD!


	Boston Small Sleeve IronWalker Boston Small Sleeve Iron  This is a very nice looking and early sleeve iron marked "Walker Boston".  It was probably marketed as being suitable for adult use as well as for kids.  Finely cast, nicely marked with the name, and in super condition!

Good +  . . . . . .  SOLD!

Antique Tear Droped Shaped Sad IronPrimitive Teardrop / Heart Shape Iron  This is a different style iron.  Very simple and primitive looking, teardrop bordering on heart-shaped.  Think of the work involved in forming the rod and flat handle.  Different! 

Good + . . . . . . . SOLD!

Child's French Sad Iron with Fox and CrowChild's French Sad Iron with Fox and Crow  This child's iron is embossed in high relief with an image from the French fable of the Fox and the Crow, which goes along the lines of the wise fox coveting the piece of cheese held in the mouth of the crow, so he flatters him---whereupon the foolish crow opens his beak to thank his admirer and in the process lets the cheese fall right into the fox's mouth.

Moral of the story---when someone pays you a compliment keep your mouth shut.  Huh?

A neat story and a really neat iron!

Excellent . . . . . .  SOLD!

Antique Child Size IronTear Drop Shape Nickel Plated Child Size Iron   This little iron has great form and is as nice as they get.  An unusual find!!   

Good + . . . . . .   SOLD! 

Child Size Center Mount Removable Handle Sad IronChild Size Center Mount Myers Patent Removable Handle Sad Iron  This one is marked with a patent date from 1895.  This iron is about the same size as the Sensible #6, but at least 10 times harder to find. 

Good  . . . . . .SOLD!

Antique Charcoal IronSmall European Charcoal Iron   A petite iron with a nice look.  Very sweet in this small size---Clean and ready for the collection.

Good . . . . . . . SOLD!

Decorated Miniature Brass IronDecorated Miniature Brass Iron   This is an exceptionally nice and very unique miniature brass iron.  It has a nicely contoured rod handle. The body is cast brass with an engraved or decorated border. There is a raised cartouche in the center.  It has a French feel to it. A super nice piece!

Excellent . . . . . . .  SOLD!

Miniature Ober Sleeve IronAntique Miniature Belgian Iron   This has a heavy chrome or nickel plating.  The logo or design on the top is a winged fellow riding a lion or other creature.  The tag on the bottom indicates it was originally purchased from the Politzers.

Good + . . . . . . SOLD! Irons for SaleEnterprise Toy Iron  This iron is nice!

Good + . . . . . . SOLD! Irons for SalePatented 1895 Lace / Toy Iron  This iron is very nice!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD! Irons for SaleMiniature Sensible Sad Iron  The hardest to find of all Sensible irons.  The latch appears to have been repaired but operates just like it should!

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD!

Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesMiniature Double Point Cross Hatch Handle Toy Iron   Condition, condition, condition!  This one was originally purchased from Judy Politizer / Tuesday's Children and still retains much of it's original gold wash finish. You just can not find them like this anymore!

Fine. . . . . .  SOLD! Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesSmall Ober Double Point Lace Iron with Original Ober Trivet    A super piece with the original and very hard to find trivet.  Be sure to look at the pictures to see the great matching trivet.   

Good + . . . . . . SOLD!

Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesThe Pearl Toy Iron   This is the harder to find smallest size of these.  Condition, condition, condition. You just can not find them like this anymore. 

Fine. . . . . .SOLD!    

Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesMiniature Brass Charcoal Iron   All brass---an unusual variation on the theme for a little iron. 

Fine. . . . . .  SOLD! Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesCenter Mount Removable Handle Lace / Toy Iron   The detailing on the top of the base is different than typically seen.  Be sure to look at the other pictures.   Very fine!   

Good + . . . . . .  SOLD! Antique Sad & Pressing Iron Sales"Our Pet" Toy Sad Iron   This is the smaller size one.  Be sure you have them both!

Good + . . . . . . SOLD!

Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesMiniature 00 Spade Shape Iron   With original gold paint.  The smallest rolled handle iron I've ever seen! 

Fine. . . . . .  SOLD! Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesMiniature Enterprise Mrs. Potts Style Advertising Irons   These nickel plated miniature irons were given away or sold at various expositions back near the turn of the century.  Both are in fine condition with lots of original nickel left.  Be sure to look at the other pictures to see how the handle removes, and to see the markings on the bottom.   Finely made and super pieces!   

Good + . . . . . .  Both SOLD!

Goffer IronDecorated Soapstone Iron   This one comes from South or Central America, and is much like the Amozoc line of decorated irons offered to the tourists way back when.  I believe they were all individually finished, and this one is different than the other one we offered previously!!

Good + . . . . .  SOLD!

Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesThe PET Mini Iron    A rare iron with a very unusual handle release.  The condition is very nice.  All original!  

Fine . . . . . .  $395.00     SOLD!

Meeker's Antique Sad Iron Sales - List 29Small / Child Size Sensible #5 Iron   This is the small size removable top solid body iron manufactured by Nelson Streeter.  The detailing on this 4" iron is every bit as precise as on his full size versions.  The condition of this little iron is excellent---a very hard to find iron!!

Very Good . . . . . .  $395.00     SOLD!

Meeker's Antique Sad Iron Sales - List 29Small Figural / Pictorial Sad Iron    This round back iron depicts a fellow riding a high-stepping camel, or perhaps it's a warrior on a dragon / mythical creature, or??  It's about 4" long.  A nice piece!!

Very Good . . . . . .  $65.00     SOLD!

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