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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Popeye was a rider

"Hubley Manufacturing Company was founded in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The first toys Hubley produced were made of cast iron. Early models included horse drawn wagons and various toy guns. As transportation modes changed Hubley began to manufacture toys to follow suit, including numerous cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. Many of the most expensive Hubley toys sold at auction have been motorcycles, in fact. All Hubley toys were painted by hand."

This Hubley Popeye motorcycle was sold at Morphy Auctions in September 2008 for $18,400.00!!
I hear older cast iron toys from Hubley would fetch over 100 grands....

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