Be sure to read Interview with Jerry Bonk, modern era doorstop maker.

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Humpty Dumpty

Taken from the Maxfield Parrish Life Magazine Cover of March 17, 1921 (see below).  Hollow back with no markings. Great detail in the casting.

Height = 9 and 6/16 inches.  


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Beach Beauty

Flat back with no markings.

Height = 7 and 3/16 inches.  

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Vargas Girl

Two-sided, same but reverse image on the back. Cast in two pieces, base separate. Cast in brass.

Height = 16 and 12/16 inches.

Reverse side.

On right: postcard from 1940's by Alberto Vargas.


Purdue mascot. Flat back, no markings, but has "BOILERMAKERS" on the front of the base.

Height = 6 and 14/16 inches.


Hollow back with no markings.

Height = 11 and 1/16 inches.  


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Kilroy Was Here

Solid brass, full figure, with no markings.

Height = 9 and 7/16 inches.  


Ariel, the Little Mermaid

Hollow back with no markings.

Height = 9 and 4/16 inches.  

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Mermaid on Rock

Full figure in three parts, no markings.

Height = 7 and 10/16 inches.

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Mermaid on Rocks

Hollowed out back, but very heavy. No markings.

Height = 12 and 13/16 inches.

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Wind-blown Deco Girl

Back is hollowed out, no markings. Wedges extend back from each side of the base.

Height = 8 and 15/16 inches.

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Lady Golfer

Hollowed out back and base, no markings.

Height = 10 and 13/16 inches.

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Lady Golfer

Hollowed out back,  marked with number "3" on the back of each arm.

Height = 8 and 4/16 inches.

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Overhead Golfer, small

Hollowed out behind his torso, and right leg extends forward, rest of back is flat. No markings. A smaller version of an older doorstop.

Height = 7 and 12/16 inches.

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On Top of the World

Full figure, the boy is solid iron, and the globe is hollow iron, filled with lead, making it remarkably heavy!

Height = 5 and 13/16 inches.

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Jack-O-Lantern Scarecrow

Hollowed out back but very heavy.  Marked on the back of his head: "COLDWATER FOUNDRY".

Height = 13 and 3/16 inches.

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Humpty Dumpty

Hollowed out back with the number "2" behind the wall. Incised letters: "HUMPTY DUMPTY" on the front of the base.

Height = 8 and 6/16 inches.

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Warrior Monkey

Full figure, hollow. No markings.

Height = exactly 14 inches.

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Waiter with Beer Mug

Hollowed out back with no markings. Cast in brass.

Height = 12 and 12/16 inches.

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Small Halloween Girl

Solid base and flat back.  Incised lettering on the back: "B&H Mfg. co" and script letters: “ T. B." This is much smaller than the original Littco Halloween Girl, with quite different proportions, so not really a reproduction as much as a remake of the same general idea. Made in the 1980s by Tom Breen.

Height = 9 and 5/16 inches.


Babe Ruth

Hollow back with no markings.

Height = 8 and 12/16 inches.  


Baseball Player at the Plate

Hollow back, solid base. On back of base: 
"© Midwest Importers".

Height = 9 and 14/16 inches.  

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Baseball Player

Back is slightly hollowed out, and marked with "O. C. F. 1912”. Cast and painted by Tom Breen.

Height = 16 and 15/16 inches.

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Bonnie Scotland

Hollow back, marked with "GREENLEES GLASGOW" on the back, and on the front of the base: "BONNIE SCOTLAND".

Height = 11 and 15/16 inches.  



Hollowed out back,  marked with number "BUCCANEER" and "COPR 1980" in and arch on the back behind his left boot.Under the arch is a "C" in a triangle.

Height = 6 and 15/16 inches.

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Primitive Uncle Sam

Solid flat back but hollowed out behind the trunk and head. Back is marked in the casting: "TIM & LOUISE FLINN 1990" and the back is also signed in white paint: " T.E. & L.S. Flinn". This is a very fine paint job in the primitive American style, with the original painting done by the designing artists.

Height = 11 and 10/16 inches.  

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Small Uncle Sam

Hollow back with the number "8" on the back.

Height = 9 and 6/16 inches. 

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Drinking Friar

Back is completely flat. No markings. Cast in aluminum.

Height = 5 and 11/16 inches.

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Witch on Broom

Back is completely flat. No markings.

Height = 4 and 15/16 inches.

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Porno Man

Interesting design becomes phallic when viewed from the back. Full figure solid. This one is brass, but also found in iron.

Height = 6 and 1/16 inches. 

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Hubley Rabbit

Full figure solid, raised letters on the back of his head:


Height = 11 and 8/16 inches.


 © Rick Voakes 2012