Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Identifying A Real Cast Iron Arcade Model-A Ford Coupe
Friday, June 8, 2012
Identifying a Real Cast Iron Arcade
A 1928-32 Model-A Ford Coupe
With A Rumble Seat
(5" long or 127mm)
I was very lucky to be selling an unknown cast iron car, when I saw the real item on e-Bay listed for sale. I wrote to the seller (surfn4toys) and got the permission to use his images from the listing on E-Bay. Surfn4toys is a highly-rated and top seller on E-Bay. His listing description was well written,and his photos were large and well done to present to he buyer a well-documented view of the item for sale.
My Photos of the Unknown Manufacturer
The Authentic Item
No markings such as any numbers of the name of the manufacturer.
Surfn4toys Authentic Car
The #116B shows, along with the name "Arcade"
Also, the sticker "Arcade Toys" is present on the driver's side.
The nickel-plated tires are different from the real Arcade.
Also,notice that the rumble seat back is pleated.
The Real Arcade
1. The wheels are different.
2. The rumble seat back is smooth
3. There are more vents on the side of the hood
1. Has a bumper in the back
2. Rear window is smaller
3. Has a door handle
1. No Bumper in the back
2. Rear window is larger
3. No door handle
1. Door handle
2. Small semi-circular shape below door on running board
3. No bump in front of windshield
1 No door handle
2. No Small semi-circular shape below door on running board
3. Bump in front of windshield
Thanks to people like Surfn4toys, I was able to catalogue an authentic Arcade Cast Iron car, and an unknown manufacturer.
I'm not sure how old my "unknown" is, but it's well made.
More important though is to be able to know what is "real" and what is a "reproduction. I've noticed reproductions on E-Bay, and not everyone is "forthcoming" in providing honest descriptions of an item. Some people will place a "?" beside a name or have 4 names of manufacturers.
As a buyer,you want to be able to be comfortable with an item tht you are bidding on. You want to have an honest description, as well as knowing that the description is in fact what the item is.
So if you want to find authentic and genuine old toys or even "newer" old toys (1950's),then please check out Surfn4toys.
I would once more like to thank Surfn4toys for helping me write this blog today.
It's always a pleasure to have sellers, buyers, or even collectors help out.
So thanks for dropping by, and as always
have a good morning, afternoon, or evening,
wherever you may be.
Have a nice weekend,