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    Posted 5 years ago

    jerzyjr
    (13 items)

    Can anyone give me any info on this? Is it a big boy statue? Any help would be appreciated. Amazing shape for age. 75" x 48"...made out of fiberglass. The paint is stunning and never been touched.

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    1. Edisonfan Edisonfan, 5 years ago
      This would be a Frisk Tire Boy. He would have a tire in right arm and candle in left. This may have been painted as he origionally would have white pajamas.

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201205A20.html

      Is this an item you own?
    2. jerzyjr, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much. It's an item I want to buy. Not sure on value tho
    3. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 5 years ago
      Wow, is it possible to remove that paint and restore to the original white pajamas?
    4. jerzyjr, 5 years ago
      I sure as heck will try. Anyone know the value in that condition?
    5. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 5 years ago
      Did you click on the link Edisonfan posted? These Fisk Tire Boys apparently are very rare -- seems to me he could be restored to his original beauty, probably be best to consult with an expert before you do anything to him. Good Luck!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      He is repainted and these lose value because of it . If price is right worth it but will always be a repaint even if you do it . His face is also repainted . Very cool piece .
    7. Edisonfan Edisonfan, 5 years ago
      Manikin and MyFavoriteTreasures is right....depends on price they're offering. To bring it back you would need to add all the other elements as well.

      Sorry about the double post.....
    8. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
      It's called the Fisk Tire company instead of Frisk tire.

      Michael
    9. Edisonfan Edisonfan, 5 years ago
      Let us know how it goes.....

      Mispelled Fisk twice even!
    10. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Very nice. I know of one for sale in an antique store that is apparently all original. With tire and candle.
    11. Edisonfan Edisonfan, 5 years ago
      What are they asking iggy?
    12. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Did you see what Antiques Road Show appraised him at???????? (In the original condition, of course! But with a replacement tire...) And this is the older version before they changed him too having a smile, instead of yawning. BUY IT - and pray he can be restored!
    13. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      From AR: "Now in the 1930s, they changed him to a smile. So this dates pre-1930. More than likely, 1920 to 1924. Now, it's hard to tell how many were really made. I've heard estimates of around 300. "

      This one here does he have his candle stick I wonder?
    14. jerzyjr, 5 years ago
      No candlestick and he wants $7000 for it as is
    15. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Edisonfan, I will find out the next time I go there. It's out by my girlfriends cottage, and we go there about once a month.
    16. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Edisonfan and whoever else is interested. Just got back from the cottage.
      Went to the antique store where they have one of these. But I was a little wrong. It doesn't have the candle and after closer inspection(it is up on top of a 9 ft display case, the tires do not seem original. He is all white also. They are asking 450$$

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