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By Kelly Duncan from Ottumwa, IA
Though your Cherry Boy has some age to him, that company mass-produced a lot of plaster household statuary ( and doorstops, both plaster and iron) in the early 1900's.
I sell a lot of vintage and retro things on eBay; if it were me, I would NOT take it to an antique store to sell it if that's what you'd like to do with it; they'd likely want to sell it between $35-$50 and would likely offer you somewhere in the neighborhood of maybe $15 for it in order to make a profit.
I think I'd run an eBay auction and put it up for bid at $24.99 and see what happens from there--that would be a fair price IMHO.
I have identical statue. been in family for 60+ years took to appraiser who could not identify. Seems very valuable to me. had it retouched by professional antique restorer in Rochester. I think the value should be over $500.00.
We have a statue of The Whistler by Boston Plastic Art Company #231. I am trying to find the value.
Thrifty Fun had a column on that. www.thriftyfun.com/
Some people think it is worth $25 and others think a few hundred. I would take it to a dealer for a free verbal appraisal.
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We have had this in the family for over 80 years. It is an Indian laying on his side. On the back it has a copyright of 1910, by Boston Plastic Art Co. Boston, Mass. Is it worth anything? I think it is like plaster of Paris.
By Billy from Lafayette, IN