"MICKEY MOUSE ORGAN GRINDER" BOXED WIND-UP TOY.
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Auction #210 - Part II
Item numbers 1271 through 3109 in auction 210
Original cardboard box w/illustrated paper label contains 3x6x8" tall tin litho toy w/built-in key. Made in Germany by Distler, c. 1930. Box lid has two corner splits and 4" and 4.5" edges splits. VG, but lid label remains clean, Exc. and nice for display. This original box is very rare, w/only a few known examples, this being the first example of the box we've been able to offer in our 47 years. This toy is often found w/missing or replaced parts, however this example is 100% complete and all original. The large Mickey Mouse figure is attached to and pushes a street organ that features multiple images of him. Separate small Minnie Mouse figure on a metal rod is attached to the top of the street organ. Again, this Minnie figure is usually missing or replaced but this is complete and original. Mickey even has his original spring tail. Toy works and Mickey turns the crank, Minnie dances and musical notes are produced. Toy has some lt. scattered wear, mainly to wheels and cart handles. Still glossy and Exc. As nice as these come. Rare. One of the most coveted 1930s Disney toys, especially w/the seldom seen box. From the Maurice Sendak Collection and comes with COA.
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