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Posted 2 years ago

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Phatbuddha
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Michelin man made of cast iron

Michelin man made of cast iron
It's about 7 Inches high and got some Weigh to it and some nice wear. I really like this little Fella.
Has anyone seen one of these before? And if so would you know how old it is??
Thanks for looking guys :)

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    He is a great advertising piece ! Love him
  2. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    I didn't know Michelin tires was from Michigan but now you said that it mades Total sense now. Ive hear them both but never put them together, That was like putting to pieces of a puzzle together for me lol. Thanks bellin for all your info :)
    I can't believe he is Nearly 100 years old.

    Thanks Kev n manikin :)

  3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 2 years ago
    Good morning (here!) Phatbudda,
    That is a very cool item you have. I think it is from the 20's,30's time frame. If you go to ebay and type in "Vintage Cast Iron Michellin Man", you will see several different types of these, including one that looked just like yours. They have one that is a bank, and they even have one riding a motorcycle. The prices are all over the place, but you usually find that when dealing with ebay. Good talking to you, hope you have a great day! (or night). Thrifty
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    The Michelin Company was incorporated on 28 May 1888, founded by brothers Édouard and André Michelin of Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin
  5. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 2 years ago
    Good morning AR8Jason, I think that the Antique Roadshow is probably a better site for information or pricing. Ebay has a tendency to "exagerate" pricing sometimes from the sellers. Some people go on there looking to compare their item to what is posted, and they come away with the wrong impression. It is always better to look at completed sells, rather than some of the "Buy now" prices you see. Good talking to you, hope you are doing well. I am truly glad to see that you are still on here, and have not left us. Thrifty
  6. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 2 years ago
    That sounds real interesting..... you will have to give me the name of it. I don't think I am familiar with it, TG
  7. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 2 years ago
    Sounds like a plan... keep in touch! TG
    P.S. Phatbuddha, I did not mean to hijack your posting! TG
  8. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Just just time to read this Properly till now. That's was really Interesting, I've Noticed how eBay has Put a bee under the bonnet on the Antiques and collectors,if you are a sell but on the other hand if you like to buy Unusual items then it works both ways. I think over time it mite sort it self out.
    I had a look at that other site You mentioned, Collectors quest, I didn't see that much, but what I did wasn't iPhone friendly.
    This is the only site I know that helps you with the items you love and knows Very little about it, they will give you Information that makes you love it Even more.

    P.S I'm glad you Took me hostage lol
  9. fifties50s fifties50s, 1 year ago
    I'm pretty sure it's Repro, originals were never made into cast iron but some paper mache and are really rare, those were produced recently and made to look old, there is a large market around pakistan and india specialised in faking items with cast iron ( coca cola sprite boy bank head, coca cola cast iron waiter, michelin man, ... )
  10. AzTom AzTom, 1 year ago
    Fifties50s is correct on this one. They show up at the antique mall occasionally along with about hundred plus other "made to look old" cast iron items.

  11. surfdub66, 5 days ago
    Would you believe that I saw one of these today !!!
    For sale with a tag of £60.00 ....tagged as 50s
    Cast iron with the same detroit & reg no on the back , I offered £30 but £50 was his best so he still has it !!! Its was the first cast iron one ive ever seen ,
    I love it & used to have a hard plastic one that lit up on a truck , where thats gone I dont know as have moved a few times and sold lots so I think it maybe gone !!
  12. fifties50s fifties50s, 5 days ago
    cast iron michelin are all fakes, original ones were in papier mache
  13. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 days ago
    Yes, it doesn't matter how much shoe polish the dealer brushes on the piece, it's still a fake.

    T A

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