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Auction Description for Morphy's: MORPHY AUCTIONS, Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 Auction
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MORPHY AUCTIONS, Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 Auction

(821 Lots)

by Morphy Auctions


821 lots | 820 with images

October 29, 2013

Live Auction

2000 North Reading Road

Denver, PA, 17517 USA

Phone: +1-717-335-3435

Fax: +1-717-336-7115

Email: morphy@morphyauctions.com

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Lot of 1950s-1970s Political Pinback Buttons.

Lot 1: Lot of 1950s-1970s Political Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes pins supporting Nixon, Goldwater, Kennedy, Dewey, Stevenson, Willkie, LBJ, and others. There are a few non-political pins as well.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Largest: 2 - 1/2" Dia.

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Lot of 1950s-1970s Political Pinback Buttons.

Lot 2: Lot of 1950s-1970s Political Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes a large quantity of Nixon pins. There are a number of Willkie pins and others as well.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Largest: 3 - 1/2" Dia.

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Lot of Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

Lot 3: Lot of Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

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Description: Includes pins from assorted organizations.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of 6: Admiral Dewey Pins & Medallions.

Lot 4: Lot of 6: Admiral Dewey Pins & Medallions.

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Description: Includes a medallion with ribbon from a Dewey reception in New York and a first anniversary medallion with ribbon.Condition (Excellent).

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Lot of 20: Assorted 20th Century Pinback Buttons.

Lot 5: Lot of 20: Assorted 20th Century Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes pins depicting McKinley, Wilson, Taft, FDR, and others. A few have damage or wear.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of 5: Teddy Roosevelt Pins & Fobs.

Lot 6: Lot of 5: Teddy Roosevelt Pins & Fobs.

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Description: Includes a large brass Roosevelt and Fairbanks fob, two small label pins and two pinbacks. One pinback pictures Teddy Roosevelt. with the flag and white house in the background.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of 5: William Jennings Bryan Pinback Buttons.

Lot 7: Lot of 5: William Jennings Bryan Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes three lapel pins and two pinbacks.Condition (Good - Excellent).

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Large William Henry Harrison Pinback Button.

Lot 8: Large William Henry Harrison Pinback Button.

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Description: This awesome pin is in super condition with no splits or stains. It was manufactured by Allied Printing.Condition (Excellent).

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1908 Taft-Sherman Watch Fob.

Lot 9: 1908 Taft-Sherman Watch Fob.

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Description: This great 1908 Taft campaign watch fob is a nice piece. There is some wear to the leather strap.Condition (Excellent).

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Lot of 12: WWII Welcome Home Pinback Buttons.

Lot 10: Lot of 12: WWII Welcome Home Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes welcome home pins for assorted military divisions.Condition (Very Good).

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Large Lot of WWII Era Patriotic Pinback Buttons.

Lot 11: Large Lot of WWII Era Patriotic Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes Remember Pearl Harbor, Say it with Flyers, V-J Day, and others.Condition (Excellent).

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Lot of 8: WWII Patriotic Pinback Buttons.

Lot 12: Lot of 8: WWII Patriotic Pinback Buttons.

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Description: Includes Remember Pearl Harbor, Kick 'em in the Axis, V for Victory, and others.Condition (Excellent).

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Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

Lot 13: Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

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Description: Includes pins from fraternal organizations such as Red Men, Rainmakers, and others.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

Lot 14: Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

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Description: Includes pins from fraternal organizations such as the Odd Fellows, Red Men, and others.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

Lot 15: Lot of Assorted Fraternal Pins & Ribbons.

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Description: Includes pins from fraternal organizations such as the Otters, Red Men, and others.Condition (Very Good).

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Lot of WWII Military Items.

Lot 16: Lot of WWII Military Items.

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Description: Includes Nazi pins and discharge papers, along with a tobacco box.Condition (Excellent). Size Box: 8 - 1/4" L.

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Early American Cast Iron Sambo Cap Pistol.

Lot 17: Early American Cast Iron Sambo Cap Pistol.

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Description: Embossed Sambo on one side has a patent date of 1890. Depicts cap pistol with hammer pistol going into an African American mans head. Japan has been used there is some wear and oxidation on barrel. Probably Ives or Stevens.Condition (Very Good). Size 4 - 1/2" L.

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Cast Iron African American Head Cap Pistol.

Lot 18: Cast Iron African American Head Cap Pistol.

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Description: Patented date 1887. Japaned. Has been used but has very little wear.Condition (Excellent). Size 4 - 1/2" L.

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Tin Battery Operated Strutting Sam Toy.

Lot 19: Tin Battery Operated Strutting Sam Toy.

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Description: Includes colorful, original box. Marked made in Japan. Depicts African American man dancing on tin table top with beautiful lithography around base. Figure retains original ears, very little wear.Condition (Excellet - Near Mint). Size 10 - 3/4" T.

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Japanese Tin Wind-Up Dancing Sand Toy.

Lot 20: Japanese Tin Wind-Up Dancing Sand Toy.

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Description: African American variation. Nice color lithography. Depicts man holding cane and dancing on table top. Marked made in Japan. Minor wear to hat brim.Condition (Excellent). Size 8 - 1/2" T.

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German Tin Litho Wind-up Alabama Roof Dancing Toy

Lot 21: German Tin Litho Wind-up Alabama Roof Dancing Toy

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Description: Includes original box lid. Which has been put in a frame. Toy is all original does have some wear underneath arms and on left thigh. Scratching where attached key is.Condition (Very Good). Size 10" T.

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American Tin Struttin Sam Windup Dancing Toy.

Lot 22: American Tin Struttin Sam Windup Dancing Toy.

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Description: Figure attached to small circular tin base. Unusual wind-up mechanism as you turn figure clockwise and when in operation figure dances. Some oxidation and rust to bottom of base. Original arms. Some scratching and oxidation and fading to figure.Condition (Good - Very Good). Size 7 - 3/4" T.

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Tin Lindstrom Sweeping Mammy Windup Toy.

Lot 23: Tin Lindstrom Sweeping Mammy Windup Toy.

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Description: Includes crisp original box marked No.1750Sweeping Mammy. Box is complete does have minor creasing in edge wear. Depicts African American woman sweeping with broom. Litho is glossy, bright and colorful. Minor scratching to back.Condition (Excellent). Size 8" T.

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Tin Lindstrom Walking Mammy Windup Toy.

Lot 24: Tin Lindstrom Walking Mammy Windup Toy.

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Description: Marked Mammy on front Lindstrom on back. Early variation showing African American woman in apron. Minor scratching and wearing throughout.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 7 - 3/4" T.

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Tin Walking Boy Windup Toy.

Lot 25: Tin Walking Boy Windup Toy.

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Description: African American child wearing hat and out fit with bow tie. Probably Lindstrom. Early pre-war. Sometimes seen in a set with other figures. Scratching litho loss to front.Condition (Very Good).

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Scarce Celluloid Tap Dancing Man Windup Toy.

Lot 26: Scarce Celluloid Tap Dancing Man Windup Toy.

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Description: Depicts celluloid African American figure on wood base. Marked DRGM in mirror. Blue and silver shirt might be slightly faded. Some scratching to back of figure.Condition (Very Good). Size 5 - 1/2" T.

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Occupied Japan Tin & Celluloid Tap Dancer Toy.

Lot 27: Occupied Japan Tin & Celluloid Tap Dancer Toy.

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Description: African American version. Scarce original box. Box marked in Occupied Japan Alps. Box has some tearing and creasing. One top inner flap is detached and missing and one outer flap is detached but present. Toy itself is clean has some soiling to clothing around arms and chest area.Condition (Very Good). Size 8 - 3/4" T.

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Celluloid Mammy Pancakes Windup Walker.

Lot 28: Celluloid Mammy Pancakes Windup Walker.

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Description: Depicts African American woman with apron holding plate full of food. Marked made in Japan on back. Slight crack on back between tin base and celluloid corner. Very little wear. Difficult variation to find.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 3/4" T.

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Celluloid Sweeping Mammy Windup Walker.

Lot 29: Celluloid Sweeping Mammy Windup Walker.

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Description: Depicts African American woman in apron. Holding a straw broom Marked made in Japan. Pre-war. Difficult to find complete.Condition (Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Celluloid Porter Luggage Windup Walker.

Lot 30: Celluloid Porter Luggage Windup Walker.

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Description: Small size variation. Marked made in occupied Japan on back. Depicts Porter whose head bobs up and down carrying luggage. Very little wear.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 3 - 1/2" T.

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Celluloid Porter Luggage Windup Walker.

Lot 31: Celluloid Porter Luggage Windup Walker.

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Description: Large size variation. Marked made in Occupied Japan on rear. When in operation head bobs up and down. Some wear on shirt and face area.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size 5" T.

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Celluloid Boy on Tricycle Toy.

Lot 32: Celluloid Boy on Tricycle Toy.

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Description: Marked made in Japan on bell. Depicts animal heads on top of bell. Celluloid figure riding tin cycle. Post war. Very difficult toy to find.Condition (Near Mint). Size 3 - 3/4" L.

Condition Report: (Near Mint).

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Lot of 4:  Celluloid African American Figures.

Lot 33: Lot of 4: Celluloid African American Figures.

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Description: All wearing hats. Two have moving eyes. Stationery figures one or two possible original baby rattles. Few small dents. Label on one foot Pre-War Japanese.Condition (Excellent). Size Largest: 7 - 1/2" T.

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Pre-War Japanese Celluloid Poor Pete Toy Wind-up

Lot 34: Pre-War Japanese Celluloid Poor Pete Toy Wind-up

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Description: Original dog. Depicts crying boy running away with a piece of watermelon and being bit by dog. Very little wear. Marked Japan on bottom of dog.Condition (Excellent). Size 5 - 1/2" T.

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Celluloid Wind-Up Poor Pete (B&W; shirt) Dog Toy.

Lot 35: Celluloid Wind-Up Poor Pete (B&W; shirt) Dog Toy.

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Description: Celluloid depicts African American child running holding a piece of watermelon while being bit in rear by dog. Very little wear.Condition (Excellent - Near Mint). Size 5 - 1/2" T.

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Celluloid Crawling Baby  Wind-Up Toy.

Lot 36: Celluloid Crawling Baby Wind-Up Toy.

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Description: Original clothing. Has inspection sticker on back of head. Original hair and ribbons. Scarce toy.Condition (Excellent - Near Mint). Size 5" L.

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Japanese Celluloid Wind-Up Cook Boy Toy.

Lot 37: Japanese Celluloid Wind-Up Cook Boy Toy.

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Description: Includes scarce original box. Beautiful color lithography on front. Marked TN Occupied Japan. Depicts African American man holding a plate of food with chef hat on. Marked made in Occupied Japan on rear of toy. Very little wear.Condition (Excellent - Near Mint). Size 5" T.

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Pre-War African American Themed Jack in The Box.

Lot 38: Pre-War African American Themed Jack in The Box.

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Description: Nice color paper label on front. Inside box is a African American child's head in composition which has paper mache clothing around it. When pushed down box is released it admits a squeaking noise. Some slight staining on edge wear to left bottom corner of box itself. Minor scratching to figure.Condition (Excellent). Size 5 - 1/2" T.

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Lot of 3: Early  Minstrel Game Pieces.

Lot 39: Lot of 3: Early Minstrel Game Pieces.

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Description: Two are from a ten pin set. The other one is marked copyright 1902 MCloughlin Bros. From three different sets. All are pressed cardboard and wood on wood bases. The largest one says," He is just Jim crow that's all." That one has some litho edge wear and crazing to paper litho. One has some slight fading.Condition (Very Good). Size Largest: 10 - 3/4" T.

Condition Report: (Very Good).

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Lot of 2: Norah Wellings African American Dolls.

Lot 40: Lot of 2: Norah Wellings African American Dolls.

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Description: Looks like a matching pair in similar orange outfits. The girl doll says NASAU probably depicting the Bahamas. There is a male doll which has a felt cap.Condition (Excellent). Size Each: 8" T.

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Lot of 2: Black Memorabilia Toy Parts.

Lot 41: Lot of 2: Black Memorabilia Toy Parts.

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Description: Base for a lamen roof dancing toy and a box with some cellular parts for a german Jazz King toy.Condition (Good). Size Box: 5 - 3/4" T.

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All Fair Bean-Em-African American Target Game.

Lot 42: All Fair Bean-Em-African American Target Game.

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Description: Includes very colorful and scarce original box. Target board inside. Shows three colorful targets with varying point scores. Rastus is a five point Sambo ten and Mose is 15. Marked copyright 1931. Some edge wear and minor paper loss to box.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Box: 19 - 1/4" x 10 - 1/4".

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All-Fair Watch on De Rind  Catapult Game.

Lot 43: All-Fair Watch on De Rind Catapult Game.

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Description: Very colorful and scarce original box marked copyright 1931. Inside game board does have some creasing on left corner has hard to find original balls with ball launcher. Some edge wear to box.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Box: 11 - 1/2" x 11 - 1/2".

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Sambo Five Pins African American Target Game.

Lot 44: Sambo Five Pins African American Target Game.

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Description: Includes original box. Marked Parker Brothers. There is five identical targets on stands made of colorful pressed cardboard and wood. Marked copyright 1921. Includes three original balls. Box lid does have some creasing missing one side apron and small pieces of two other side aprons.Condition (Very Good). Size Box: 11" x 13 - 1/4".

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The Game of Sambo Ring Toss Game.

Lot 45: The Game of Sambo Ring Toss Game.

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Description: Includes original box with nice colorful label. Some paper lifting and creasing on top label. Game itself includes one wooden cut out figure of sambo character wooden pipe stand and five cardboard rings. Object of the game is to throw the rings onto the pipe. Parker Brothers.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Box: 10 - 1/2" x 6".

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Jolly Darkie Target Game.

Lot 46: Jolly Darkie Target Game.

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Description: Includes original box. Nice colorful label on front. Made by McLoughlin Bro's. Inside has target game. Box does have some creasing and missing two partial side aprons. Target itself has some creasing and wear. Missing original balls.Condition (Very Good). Size Box: 13" x 6 - 1/2".

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Milton Bradley Darkey Five Pins Game Set.

Lot 47: Milton Bradley Darkey Five Pins Game Set.

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Description: Includes original box with nice colorful label on front. Marked Milton Bradley. Game itself consist of five African American gentlmen holding watermelons and one wooden ball used to knock them over. Some creasing near ankles of a couple of the five pins standing figures. Minor wear to box lid.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Box: 5 - 3/4" x 8 - 1/4".

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Game of Poor Jenny Board Game.

Lot 48: Game of Poor Jenny Board Game.

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Description: Includes colorful original box made by All Fair. Copyright 1927 by Alderman, Fairchild Co. Depicts African American woman holding rolling pin while Dunkie tries to eat pie out of her left arm. Very unusual game nice game pieces. Has four white metal men on horses and four wooden dice on game board. Characters of African American and Dunkie. Some creasing and paper lifting on top of box.Condition (Very Good - Excellent). Size Box: 11 - 1/2" x 11 - 1/2".

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Pan-Cake Tiddly-Winks African American Game.

Lot 49: Pan-Cake Tiddly-Winks African American Game.

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Description: Includes colorful original box. Box does have some edge wear and minor paper loss. Some damage in upper left corner. Comes with six Tiddly-Winks. Game board has minor wear. Made By Russell-Mfg. Co.Condition (Very Good). Size Box: 9" x 11 - 1/2".

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Lot of 2: Game of Snap.

Lot 50: Lot of 2: Game of Snap.

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Description: One by Parker Bros. and one Selchow & Righter. Both have nice colorful labels on boxes. First one depicts African American man with alligator and that has 27 cards nine tripilicets of various colorful scenes. he other game has 16 cards eight doubles object of the games is to match up the cards. Some minor creasing and wear to box lids. One game has instruction sheet.Condition (Very Good). Size Largest, box: 5 - 3/4" x 4".

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