Antique toy press

I found this antique toy press “Let’s Educate Your Boys” in my dad’s basement. Does anyone have any idea how much I should ask for it - the toy press is in the wooden box - see attached pictures.

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Is that a mirror to check your hand composing? Amazing.

I have no idea about prices, but I’ve never seen such a complete set up for a press like this one; the presses themselves are for sale now & again on e-bay, but never w/ all the original packaging. very cool.

I’m sure someone will have a better idea re: price

Thanks for responding. If you get any more info please let me know!

You have a great little outfit. I also have one, but mine no longer has any identifying label on the end of the box. Do you also have the “lid” or top that would have slid onto the box and provided the top of the label?? That will probably give you the name of your press.

The type that you have for this press is only about 1/2” high, much shorter than conventional type, and made specifically for these little miniature presses. The little round container was filled with “gold” bronzing powder. There were also miniature containers like this that had the ink in them.

I have never seen a mirror with a kit like this. I also have no clue what the bottom item in the bottom photo is.

My kit also contains a minature planer!

I have no way to judge what something like this would be worth today, but I would not be surprised if it might be valued at several hundred dollars, especially if you can find the top of the box. The original instruction booklet would also be forth a fair amount.

I believe that there were several different manufacturers of this type of press in the late 19th century.

Again a Baltimore(an) press. It is a #4 and was made by Baumgarten or J.F.W. Dorman both of Baltimore and making the same or similar presses. Values are what the traffic will bear. I have a few examples like this with the boxes and complete outfits. There were similar rail presses made by many manufacturers in the late 19th century. At least 25 different that I know of.