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Message started by Kingbrown on Mar 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Title: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Kingbrown on Mar 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm
Furphy single jaffle iron just sold on eBay for $215.50. I thought I had it but I wasn't even close. Feeling pretty wealthy about now are you Chally ;)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281613702960?ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1435.l2649

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Mar 10th, 2015 at 9:31pm
LOL!!! One of ours has been carted bush for around 20 years now and hopefully it will be for another 20 or more. :) As they say 'made to be used'.  ;)

The second one (which we have only had for a couple of years) has just sat around home unused as a spare. :)

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 13th, 2016 at 1:56pm
What about this one. Currently bidding up to $265.85

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Furphy-Original-Antique-Jaffle-Iron/172090722112?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140106155344%26meid%3D65a6b632ad1a4ba9b662f739cbdbeddd%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D301866415561

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 13th, 2016 at 2:04pm

Derek wrote on Feb 13th, 2016 at 1:56pm:
What about this one. Currently bidding up to $265.85

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Furphy-Original-Antique-Jaffle-Iron/172090722112?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20140106155344&meid=65a6b632ad1a4ba9b662f739cbdbeddd&pid=100005&rk=2&rkt=6&mehot=pp&sd=301866415561


For you guys in the know, is this a genuine old Furphy or a Chinese made one that someone has welded a wire handle onto??????

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 13th, 2016 at 2:27pm
I think it would have been made by Billmans.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 13th, 2016 at 2:30pm
Jeff, are yours square or round????

Was not aware that Billmans made them for Furphy.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 13th, 2016 at 2:45pm
Both of ours are double square ones Derek. Astro has a Furphy catalogue from the time when Billmans were making the Furphy products and the round jaffle irons the same as the eBay one are in it. The square ones were not. Billmans made all Furphy's cast iron products in the late 1990's I believe.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 13th, 2016 at 3:04pm
Here are three photos. 

First one is the current one on eBay.   Second an old photo of what I have always thought as being an original Furphy.  Third is my Chinese one.

Interesting.
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Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 13th, 2016 at 4:45pm
Interesting Derek. Putting aside your China made one; the other two are obviously made from different moulds. The kangaroo and koala emblems being on different halves of the irons is the most obvious thing but there are other difference in the castings as well.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Saltbush Bill on Feb 13th, 2016 at 9:41pm
Photos 1 and 3 are the same as the Furphy Jaffle iron I have here. About 6 years ago I was buying these Irons direct from the Furphy Factory. At that time if you bought 6 or more they were selling them for $26-28 a piece. From memory I sold 5 on Ebay and kept one for my self.
It was a fairly profitable phone call to find out if the factory was indeed selling them direct to the public at that time.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Kingbrown on Feb 14th, 2016 at 7:16am
Yes I have been watching this one. That is an expensive toasted sandwich  :o

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 14th, 2016 at 12:31pm
If you look at number 3 it has threaded handles.  I have two of these and both the same.  Number 1, the one on eBay does not appear to have threaded handles.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Saltbush Bill on Feb 14th, 2016 at 2:25pm
True Derek, I hadn't noticed that difference mine has the threaded handles too.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 14th, 2016 at 3:09pm
Someone thinks it is ok as it has gone up to $311.00 on the auction as of now.

Still got 3 and a half days to go.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 14th, 2016 at 3:50pm
That is a lot of money for a jaffle iron. I still don't think it was even made by Furphy.

Our double jaffle irons have threaded handles also.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 16th, 2016 at 10:18am
I think it may be going to set a record.  Currently $406.02 and over a day to go.

Must be a couple of people desperate to get this one.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Saltbush Bill on Feb 17th, 2016 at 8:18am
Getting back to the original question Derek. As far as I am aware the earliest and most collectible Furphy Jaffle Irons , do have wire spring type handles like those on the one on Ebay at the moment.
As for if those handles are the right ones for that particular Iron, or who made it, or when, I have no idea.  :-/

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 18th, 2016 at 10:42am
Good golly Miss Molly. Someone bought it for $470.02.

Amazing.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by TBF on Feb 18th, 2016 at 10:54am
Very expensive piece of history.

Aart

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by poddy dodger on Feb 18th, 2016 at 11:18am
As I've always said Furphy are very overrated but I can't complain, I've done well out of the ones I've on sold. No, I didn't sell that jaffle iron.

Rob.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 18th, 2016 at 11:25am
And I thought I paid too much to Peter at Dorrigo Antiques for my $25 Vintage Toastie Toaster Jaffle Iron.  I offered him $20 and he told me to put it back on the shelf.  He has never been one to enter into a bargain.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 23rd, 2016 at 11:01pm
Get a load of this.  Someone saw the last auction.  I have two of these.  Will be interesting to see how it goes.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Furphy-Original-Antique-Jaffle-Iron-/172111567146?hash=item2812a6192a:g:PgMAAOSwe7BWy9y1

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by TBF on Feb 24th, 2016 at 7:54am
Every person with a Furphy product, be it Chinese or Aussie is trying to get some ridiculous money for it. Here is a Chinese Furphy 10 starting at 350 dollars.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FURPHY-CAMP-OVEN/111912514601?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140106155344%26meid%3D60d27e9c014f49a485bc5a011b9585da%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D172111567146

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 24th, 2016 at 11:08am
Don't forget the Furphy camp oven with a starting bid of $900. Asking prices sure have gone crazy.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Saltbush Bill on Feb 24th, 2016 at 10:22pm
Note the colour, brand new never used. Straight from the factory is my guess.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 28th, 2016 at 10:52am
Holy cow. Someone has bid on this thing at $250. I paid $38 for my two.

Amazing.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Feb 28th, 2016 at 12:06pm
I think a lot of people get stung with Chinese made Furpy items.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Feb 29th, 2016 at 2:43pm
Two bidders now.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 2nd, 2016 at 1:35pm
Must be time to sell. Someone paid $355.00 for this new Chinese Furphy Jaffle Iron.

Tis amazing.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Mar 2nd, 2016 at 2:32pm
One would assume they didn't know it was made in China.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 2nd, 2016 at 10:35pm
I see it has been relisted with a buy now price of $370

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Furphy-Original-Antique-Jaffle-Iron-Genuine-/172118804614?hash=item2813148886:g:PgMAAOSwe7BWy9y1

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 7th, 2016 at 10:56am
I don't understand this one.  The bidding was up to $355.00 with three bids and he withdrew the ad and put it up as a buy now at $370 and it is still sitting there

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by shackles on Mar 7th, 2016 at 1:05pm

Derek wrote on Mar 7th, 2016 at 10:56am:
I don't understand this one.  The bidding was up to $355.00 with three bids and he withdrew the ad and put it up as a buy now at $370 and it is still sitting there

He must have got a few made up. Like the ovens we will probably see them for sale on eBay for a long time to come.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 7th, 2016 at 8:25pm

shackles wrote on Mar 7th, 2016 at 1:05pm:
He must have got a few made up.


Nope, same one.  From how I saw it he cancelled the original auction before it finished.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 10th, 2016 at 8:08am
THat auction run out and been relisted for buy now at $550  ::)

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Mar 10th, 2016 at 10:40am
Whaaaaaaat !!! :o

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 10th, 2016 at 10:42am

Chally wrote on Mar 10th, 2016 at 10:40am:
Whaaaaaaat !!! :o

Jeff


Check it out - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Furphy-Original-Antique-Jaffle-Iron-Genuine-/172126448544?

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Kingbrown on Mar 10th, 2016 at 1:52pm
It says best offer accepted

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Mar 10th, 2016 at 2:16pm
Yes it does Ron.  :o I wonder if the buyer realised it was a Chinese made one.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Mar 28th, 2016 at 10:12am
Seems everyone is coming out of the wood work with Chinese made Furphy jaffle irons now.  A new seller on eBay with a starting price of $400.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Mar 28th, 2016 at 11:18am
They sure are putting big prices on them. I guess someone will end up getting burnt.  :(

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Apr 4th, 2016 at 3:43pm
I see the last one sitting at $400 received no bids but he re-listed it for $400 again

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:11pm
Does anyone know if the Furphy jaffle iron is still being cast ?

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:13pm
The old ones were made in Australia.  Furphy then had them made in China from about 2000 until two years ago.

No longer in production.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:38pm

Derek wrote on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:13pm:
The old ones were made in Australia.  Furphy then had them made in China from about 2000 until two years ago.

No longer in production.

Thanks Derek, 
...." Strewth" just saw 1 on Gumtree for $300.00, it had the screw in handles also.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:40pm

Guss wrote on Aug 22nd, 2016 at 9:38pm:
just saw 1 on Gumtree for $300.00, it had the screw in handles also


I have two of those. Paid $38 for them in around 2007.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Aug 24th, 2016 at 2:21pm
Just Phoned the Furphy Foundry and my Jaffle Irons are all paid for and on the way to there new home in S.A :).
$35.00 Inc GST Pluss Freight.

If any other members are interested in 1 be "QUICK" as there are now only 8 left in the Furphy Stores.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Aug 24th, 2016 at 2:23pm
Ahhhh, they still had some left.  Very good.  Bit better than the eBay prices that I have seen as much as $470 each.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Kingbrown on Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:05pm
Dont bother ringing them. All of them have been sold in the last two hours to one buyer.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Rufzgutz on Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:11pm
That's a bugga  :'(

Did they say they were getting more?


Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Aug 24th, 2016 at 5:08pm

Rufzgutz wrote on Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:11pm:
That's a bugga  :'(

Did they say they were getting more?

She said thats it, no more will be made and what was left in the store is the remainder from when they stopped production a number of years ago. :'(

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Aug 29th, 2016 at 3:46pm
I wish i woulda bought the remaining 8 irons at $35 each after seeing this. :'( :'( :'( 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/381749061509?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:43pm
You would think people would do their homework before parting with that much coin on a jaffle iron.

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Sep 27th, 2016 at 7:40pm
This bloke is keen.  He has been running this ad on Gumtree since March this year.  Wants $300 and he has been also on eBay selling the same, or at least trying.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ferntree-gully/collectables/genuine-original-furphy-jaffle-iron-the-real-deal-/1106887301

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:40pm
Hope no one gets caught. >:(

Jeff

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Sep 28th, 2016 at 12:10am
Looking in the previous sold listings he already sold 2 in August both for $270 each,... you can bet your bottom dollar there will be at least 6 more to come.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Saltbush Bill on Sep 29th, 2016 at 4:43pm
So when do these Jaffle irons become legitimate collectables? Next week?...when there are no new ones left in shops?....next year?.....when one appears in a antiques guide book?.....or in 20 years time. Im interested to know when it would be ok to pay more for one than its original purchase price?
SBB

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Sep 30th, 2016 at 1:25pm
I think it is all about supply and demand really.  If people really, really want one then they will pay the dollars for one.

I must say though that in my opinion $270 for one that was $38 last week is a bit too much to pay.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Sep 30th, 2016 at 1:52pm

Saltbush Bill wrote on Sep 29th, 2016 at 4:43pm:
So when do these Jaffle irons become legitimate collectables? Next week?...when there are no new ones left in shops?....next year?.....when one appears in a antiques guide book?.....or in 20 years time. SBB

An item becomes a collectable the moment it is made.


Quote:
Im interested to know when it would be ok to pay more for one than its original purchase price?

A person will only pay for an item what they think that item is worth, weather it be $35 for a Chinese made Iron or 1k for a Chinese made iron, it's completely up to them.

Do you think it's OK that they listed the item as "Antique" ?

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Sep 30th, 2016 at 2:02pm

Guss wrote on Sep 30th, 2016 at 1:52pm:
Do you think it's OK that they listed the item as "Antique" ?


Been actually looking at this since I posted above.

It seems that the "accepted" definition most likely is:

Vintage = Older than 40 years (Apart from wines which are a different definition)
Antique = Older than 100 years

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Sep 30th, 2016 at 2:20pm

Derek wrote on Sep 30th, 2016 at 2:02pm:

Guss wrote on Sep 30th, 2016 at 1:52pm:
Do you think it's OK that they listed the item as "Antique" ?


Been actually looking at this since I posted above.

It seems that the "accepted" definition most likely is:

Vintage = Older than 40 years (Apart from wines which are a different definition)
Antique = Older than 100 years


So that must make A "Genuine" Antique 150+ years old ?


Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Sep 30th, 2016 at 2:31pm
Considering it was most likely made less than ten years ago in China I would most likely say "NO"   :D

Be interesting to see how long it or another one comes back on the market.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Guss on Oct 5th, 2016 at 9:38am

Derek wrote on Sep 30th, 2016 at 2:31pm:
Be interesting to see how long it or another one comes back on the market.


It wasnt long ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Derek on Aug 24th, 2020 at 4:26pm
Couple of Furphy Jaffle Irons on eBay.  The one with the current high bid is a Chinese made Furphy.

Might have to put mine on the market
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Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Chally on Aug 24th, 2020 at 5:04pm
Very high prices for sure.

Title: Re: Furphy Jaffle iron
Post by Cactus on Aug 25th, 2020 at 6:53am
At those prices I don't love mine that much.

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