As part of the Free Instant Appraisals Offering (currently discontinued) almost 200 objects were appraised by the renowned auction house, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Readers provided a description and photos of the objects they submitted. 

Description

This cast iron antique toy is at least 90 years old.  The canopy is made of real cloth. It’s in good condition, but the wire frame holding the canopy is broken in one place, but you can’t see it with the canopy on. It’s about 8-9 inches long, and about 5-6 inches tall. There are no markings or stamps on it. It looks like a Pratt & Letchworth, but I could be mistaken.  It is definitely NOT a reproduction.

Appraisal

This cast iron horse drawn carriage looks to be a late 19th or early 20th century example.  There were many companies both in America and in Europe turning out similar toys.  Values on these can range from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand.  It appears that this one has retained most of the original paint and looks to be fairly complete.  Given the photo and information provided, at auction I would expect it to bring $600/800.