"NIFTY MICKEY MOUSE DRUMMER" TIN TOY WITH RARE BOX.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM)
Auction #214 - Part II
Item numbers 1008 through 2793 in auction 214
Original illustrated cardboard box contains 6.5" tall die-cut tin litho Toy No. 173 that was distributed by Geo. Borgfeldt under their Nifty brand name. 1931. Toy has spring plunger mechanism on back and depicts Mickey Mouse holding pair of drumsticks and has jointed arms. Separate tin litho drum is attached to pants and has "Mickey Mouse" name on front side and "Nifty Jazz Drummer" name on drumhead. This is variety w/drum in red/white/blue (was also produced in green/white/orange color variety). Complete w/separate tin tail that serves as prop for toy. Toy works well and when mechanism is activated, the separate drumhead rapidly moves up and down, causing Mickey's arms to move as if he is drumming and drumming noise is produced. Back rim edge of drum head has some small spots of missing paint. Toy o/w shows very little wear w/just some tiny paint nicks. Bright and glossy w/strong color. VF. Rarely found this nice. Original box features Mickey and Minnie Mouse illustrations on two sides/both end flaps. Missing one inner flap. One end flap and one inner flap have been neatly re-attached. One panel w/text has a long but lt. crease. Opposite text panel has grease pencil number along one side. However, all panels remain bright and clean and o/w show very little wear. Still displays Fine. This toy is rarely found w/the box. From the Doug & Pat Wengel Collection.
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