The real ones are almost impossible to find. You can tell the reproductions because the do not have the Makers mark and Dolly stamped on the side.
Reproductions have the doors attached by screws. Yes, I did my research a little late, but found the reproductions do have value. This one has very nice nickel plating on legs, doors, and upper shelf - more than most reproductions. There is on round stove plate missing.
There is a decorative round silver piece that actually came with the stove (see pictures) that I put in the hole. The may be a small door flap on bottom side were wood would go missing - I do not know and do not think this takes away anything - but must mention it. Stove is Massive - 60 pounds - 18 x 27 x11. This includes the smoke stack (not on most) for height.
I believe in honesty and see so many list not mentioning they a reproductions, if they did their homework they would learn they still have some value - still I spent too much on this pick - live and learn. I was just taking some measurements and noticed the one leg had been repaired underneath.
It looks like JB Weld and does not show. I have moved the stove many times and just noticed it. The item "Dolly's Favorite Salesman Sample Child's Toy Cast Iron Stove" is in sale since Wednesday, March 08, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "cnich578" and is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.