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Sometimes, the foundry identified their doorstops
by marking the back with their foundry symbol and/or a mold number.
If a doorstop is not marked, it does not mean that it is not original.
Sometimes, the foundry would mark the same doorstop and sometime not.

Some foundries had hundreds of molds so using a mold number marked
on the back was a convenient way to keep track of their inventory.
When a mold wore out, they would build another one & label it with the
appropiate marking plus a dash 1 or 2.. This was a way to to keep track of
the latest revision of that specific mold.
It is always desireable to have to maker's mark on the doorstop.

Real Characteristics of the Back
NATIONALsometimes used a hardwitten script to mark their numbers.
HUBLEYused a 1-3 Digit Typewritten Style Number on the back
or they place a sticker containing their logo on the back

    Or, they did both
Latter, Hubley (above the design number 300)
added "MADE IN USA" or "HUBLEY MADE IN USA"
to the backs of some Flower Baskets:
JUDDusually marked their doorstoop with a 1200 number (12XX)
L.A.C.S.marked "L.A.C.S." and a "3 Digit Number in the 700's"
LITTCOnever marked their doorstops, they placed a label on the base or back
.
B&H The Green Pebble Back

Two protrusions on backside
with rubber bumpers

The Letters: B H encompassed by a logo

 

SPENSER's
REAR
PROTRUSION

One of Spencer's most
consistant feature is
the "Notches"
in the backside protrusion
running along its top
The above is a
Real Spencer Doorstop


NO Notches
along the Protrusion
The above is a
Reproduction of a
Spenser Doorstop

 
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        "Markings" Revealing a Reproduction    

JOHN WRIGHT

In 1948, John
Wright bought
the old Hubley
molds capable
of producing
Hubley pieces
To escape being
fraudulent, John
Wright put on his
own markings

HUBLEY
written in Script
is a REPRODUCTION

(Hubley never used script)
Any Doorstop Marked
"
CN"
(Doorstops are made
by Nationalist China)
Any Doorstop Marked
"EMIG"
Doorstops are made
By Robert Emig,
A Moderrn Foundry
Any Doorstop Marked
"MIDWEST Foundry or MIDWEST IMPORTERS
These are both modern foundries