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Winning Bid:
$645.15 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM)
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Auction #214 - Part II
Item numbers 1008 through 2793 in auction 214
Value Code:
J - $700 to $1,000 Help Icon
Item Description
Similar to the toy by Nifty. There are a total of four varieties for this European version, made in the early 1930s by the English toy company W.H. Cornelius (see full page ad in English Exhibitor Campaign book item #1724). Two were depicted w/teeth and two w/o. Of the two w/teeth there is this version which has a wide smile w/row of teeth at top only, while other variety has smaller mouth w/teeth on top and bottom as well as slightly different eyes. Compared to the Nifty version (see item #1765), the drum is quite different, as drumhead has no markings on top and front of drum features "Mickey Mouse" name in script and includes one of Mickey's shoes as part of the first/last letter as if text is running. A small Mickey portrait also appears between the middle of his name. Complete w/original separate tin tail. Works. Obvious scattered wear and aging to the paint which has some darkening and scattered nicks/scratches. Top of drumhead has some oxidation spotting. One eye has .25" paint flaw. VG overall. Much rarer and more desirable than the versions w/o teeth. From the Doug & Pat Wengel Collection.
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