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1920's Hubley Motorcycle Rider Pressed Steel Cast Iron Man

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Posted 6 years ago


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There is an interesting story behind this find. It ended up being one of a bunch of items in a bin I obtained from an auction last year. I didn't really think anything of it and I am not a collector of these sorts of things. So I end up doing some research on it and decided to part ways to use the money towards some other items I wanted in my collection.

So how much do you think this red steel man is worth?? I ended up selling it for $360.00!! Apparently if it had not been repainted it would have been worth $1000.00 or more!! The reason is the Hubley motorcycle that this goes with typically has a police rider. So it is scarce to find a common man as a rider on this toy.

So I am not telling you this story to shine light on myself. I am telling this story to make sure all of you keep your eyes open for things like this!!! Old steel toys or parts of toys can be very collectable and valuable. Whether you are a collector of these sorts of items or not the information is priceless. So I call this guy " The $360.00 Man". : )

Class dismissed!!! (This last part should be read with the song Hot For Teacher playing in the background by Van Halen...if you have heard know what I mean.... : ) )


  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
    Nice pick $360.00 Man! :-)
  2. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel for showin some love and the comment. Now it is your turn to find one this Spring/Summer that hasn't been touched up or repainted..... : )
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    I thought these were cast iron ?
  4. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the post Pop. You may be right. I tend to get these sorts of items mixed up whether they are cast iron, pressed steel, or whatever.....
  5. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Thanks for checking love it on this one beau and stepback thank you for liking this. Have a great day everyone!! : )
  6. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    I appreciate you showin some love for this show and tell item bahamaboy. Have a good one! : )
  7. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    rivamarsh I am grateful and appreciative for you enjoying and loving so many of my items! I am not able to thank you enough! Always wishing you and your family nothing but the best my friend! : )
  8. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Great to see you in my neck of the woods vetraio50! I have some friends from Perth and Melbourne. You are in a great country with great people! Take care my friend.... : )
  9. electobacco electobacco, 6 years ago
    Good to see you around chevy59! Long time no see. Thanks for the love! I hope all is well. May your best picks be right the corner.... : )
  10. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Great story, and SO true. Sometimes the smallest item...or the weirdest, may be the best. You just never know. Thanks for the post!!!
  11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 2 years ago
    Cool story ... !!

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