1900s Fernand Martin "the Oriental Sentry" French Tin Wind Up Toy
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1900s Fernand Martin "the Oriental Sentry" French Tin Wind Up Toy:
This is an extremely rare antique toy made by Fernand Martin in 1902 called "La Sentinelle Orientale" or "The Oriental Sentry". Although this model (as many others by Martin) was never stamped with the F.M. trademark, it can be found on page 114 of the book by Frederic Marchand called "TheHistory of Martin Toys" (see the photo before last in this listing or a picture of the page in the book). This toyis in excellent original condition and works well when wound with a back and forth motion of the hips. I am not sure of the value of this toy and I am therefore listing it without reserve. The last picture shows another Fernand Martin toy I am curently listing separately. Good Luck.
buyers' identities remain private. buyerswith less than 10 positive response, please email me before offerding as I reserve the right to cancel your offers. I will ship worldwide but only with full insurance value.Buyer pays shipping.Please wait for me to provide shipping costs as calculator is often incorrect, especially internationally. Happy offerding!!!On Jan-10-13 at 04:24:01 PST, seller added the following information:
I have received several very tempting buy-it-now offers. If there is no further interest over the next day or so, I may decide to sell as an buy-it-now to one of my current offers. Thanks.