Evaluating Reproductions

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How can I identify a antique cast iron toy?

Evaluating Reproductions

Antique cast iron toys are made from molds with tight fits, and the casting is smooth like silk. It is not as heavy as the Taiwan reproductions of today. The two piece molds are held together with metal type rivets that are heated and then smashed on one end to complete the marriage of the two molds. Screws were not used to join the molds of antique cast iron toys.

   

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