RARE "I Croak for the Jackson Wagon" 1880's Door Stop

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I CROAK FROG DOOR STOP. C.1880 Vintage cast iron dipped in brass figural door stop, From form inscribed: "I Croak for the Jackson Wagon" on back.
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Chuck

Covington, TN

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Sep 3, 2013
 
I have one as well, here is what the Kovell's had to say about the frog.

Q. A friend of mine has a construction business in Nashville, Tenn. In the process of dismantling an abandoned house not far from Andrew Jackson's home, he found a cast-iron frog. It weighs 31/2 pounds and is about 3 inches tall. An inscription on the frog's back reads "I croak for the Jackson wagon." What does that mean?

A. Collectors used to think this frog was related to Andrew Jackson's campaigns for president in 1828 and 1832. The gift shop at The Hermitage, Jackson's home, even sold reproductions of the famed frog. But in 1980, a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution discovered that the frog was an 1880s advertising premium for a wagon company in Jackson, Mich. An original advertising frog is valued at $200 to $300 today.
Margaret

West Chicago, IL

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Oct 10, 2013
 
I have a Jackson Wheel frog but it is cast in brass. Is this a reproduction? Were the originals all cast iron?
Tom

Kansas City, KS

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Dec 19, 2013
 
I also have one and live in Kansas City on the Kansas side. Is this item for Andrew Jackson run for President? Also would be of interest how much it is worth. If for Andy Jackso, got to worth more than above poster mentioned.
Wanda Hesson

Faith, NC

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Jun 16, 2014
 
My mother has one. Writing is clear & it is solid cast iron (very heavy). She has had it for 30 yrs. Can anyone advice us of it's value??

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