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    Posted 7 years ago

    jenmarput
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    I am trying to find out as much information about this as possible. It is 5" tall and in pretty good condition. Original paint. Just looking to see if anyone knows anything about this. Any information would be great.

    Thank you!

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 7 years ago
      "Aunt Jemima" who was represented on a lot of items, sometimes with her "husband"--was it "Uncle Mose"?? This appears to be old , authentic cast iron but there were probably repros along the years. I love it, it is wonderful!
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      Remove the screw - if it is cast 818 inside on both halves then it is a Hubley.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I see a modern piece with artificial aging.

      The surface rusting (peppering on scarf: photo #1) and scratches (white apron: photo #4) look to be applied. Additionally, the poor finish on the cast iron itself is indicative of a modern product.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Here is a more detailed analysis of what I called "poor finish" of a modern repro (VERY visible in photo #4):
      - Large gap between sides (arms)
      - Divot/ missing pieces (back of the arm)
      - File marks left (white apron)
      - Edges not filed down (white apron at the bottom)

      scott
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I will agree with Scott on this one. Let me provide you with a link that compares a fake to an original. If you click each picture in the link you will get an explanation of the differences.

      http://collectibles.about.com/od/morecollectiblecategories/ig/Mammy-Banks-Old-vs-Fake/
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Also face pitting on all the high points in photo #1.

      scott
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I will add one more detail that you can look for when buying. The bottom of this piece was rotary ground. When originals were made there was no rotary grinder, everything was hand filed. If ever you open this look for casting numbers or a rectangular space that will be quite obvious where numbers have been ground off. I say that because when Hubley sold out they sold only their molds and not the company name or markings. The marking on the molds was ground off and was usually in a rectangular space. Most of the molds were old and pretty worn out. It is possible this came from an old mold. Even with that it is still a reproduction.
    8. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I agree with PostCardCollector
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 7 years ago
      Well, I was covering all my bases in my post.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Recommend you do some comparisons with antique cast iron. Quality of these modern reproductions aren't close to an original.

      scott

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