Miniature advertising, bench, commemorative, decorative, jewelers' and souvenir anvils.
Folks have been making and collecting miniature anvils for a long time.
The majority of miniature anvils are salesman's giveaway or advertising anvils.
Others are decorative desk items or paper weights. Many are souvenir anvils from tourist locations.
A few are jewelers' or working bench anvils.
Many are fine art, some are antique collectibles.
Miniature anvils are made of aluminium, brass, bronze, cast iron, gold, silver and zinc. Some are plated, many are painted.
Some are produced in the thousands while others are one of a kind.
There is a brisk business in these collectibles on ebay and they are found in many tool and antique collections.
Miniature anvils are still being produced in all categories, advertising, gifts, souvenirs, collectibles and hand made art.
Miniature Anvil Collection - SOFA Quadstate, Troy, Ohio, September 2003 - anvilfire NEWS
John Catchings Collection
A select group of very fine anvils from the John Catchings collection.
John was a contributor to Anvils in America and has been involved in metalworking collectibles for a long time.
George Sovie Collection
A selection of anvils from the estate of George Sovie.
Includes antiques, a fine WWI "trench art" anvil from Nova Scotia, jewelers' anvils and many others.
De Saint Uby Mini Collection
A French mini anvil collection.
Dale Hanchet Miniature Anvil and Stand
From the Burnt Forge collection.
"Real" mini anvil
Hand forged steel anvil with welded steel face.
Photos from Burnt Forge.
Two Phil Cox Mini Anvils
Hand forged and polished steel miniature anvils seen at a blacksmithing convention.
Nippulini's Mini Anvils
A row of miniature anvils.
Friedrichsfeld Trench Art Anvil
A hand made aluminium miniature anvil from World War I Germany.
Made by Alex (Alexander) D. Cunny, Cincinnati, OH 1890's. Prilliwitz Collection.
Currently available jewelers' anvils. Links to others.
18th Century Jewelers Anvil
Small hardened and tempered jewelers anvil from the Josh Greenwood Collection.
Stubs Jewelers Anvil
Small hardened and tempered jewelers anvil from the Macdara ÓhUallacháin Graham collection.