Antique Litho Tin Phonograph 'kiddyphone' Dancing Bear, Germany #5019 Ww1,works For Sale
JUST OBTAINED FROM APRIVATEESTATE INPITTSBURGHPA., 3GENERATIONS IN THE SAME HOMESTEAD,NEVER BEFOREON THE OPEN MARKET, BEING SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE TO SETTLE THE ESTATE FOR HEIRS. AS EXPLAINED TO US BY THEHEIRS OF THIS ESTATE, MANY OFTHESE RARE ITEMS BEINGOFFERED WERE SENT TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AS CHILDREN, FROM FAMILY MEMBERS INAUSTRIA,PRIOR TO WW1 AND OTHER ITEMSPRIOR TO WW2.SOME OTHER ITEMS WERE OBTAINED HERE IN AMERICA BY THEESTATE ITSELF DURING THIS SAME TIME FRAME . WE WERE INFORMED THE FAMILY THATREMAIED IN AUSTRIA HAD A SHOP THAT HANDLED TOYS, DOLLS AND RELATED ITEMS. NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE HAD A COLLECTION OF THIS QUANTITY, QUALITY AND OUTSTANDING OVERALLCONDITION. WE ARE OFFERING THE ITEMS TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE AS THE ESTATE PROVIDES IT TO US. BEST OF LUCK BEING OFFERED IN THIS sale IS ANAmazingchild's 1920'S WW1 era,MINIATURE PHONOGRAPH LITHOGRAPH TIN titled "KIDDYPHONE" bright color lithographs surround the cylinder form base in a series of 3 images depicting a dancing bear w/ trainer, an Asian acrobat couple and a pair of cherub twins w/ garlands. This adorabletoy phonographismissing thekey. Tinychips to originalivory polychrometo sides [shown], wonderfullyretained, very cleantotally original untouched condition.The turn table isin clean working order with enough wind to the spring to assureit works. The horn and reproducer are clean and intact with no breaks or concerns, a very tiny dimple to side of horn itself, nothing of concern and noticeable only at close exam. The black polychrome finisharound the reproducer does have some minor surface pitting and flaking, shown. The original needle is intact and functional. The horn is totally removable and rests on an extended armature attached to the side of the cylinder base. We are uncertain who produced this adorable toy,but the marking on the side may give the needed information to you the experts! 7" HIGH X 6 1/2" BASE DIA., Turntable dia. 5 1/2" Horn 5 1/2" Long x 2 1/2" Dia. at opening Reproducer 2" Dia. OVERALL,See WE STRIVE TO DESCRIBE EVERYTHING TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, BUT IN NO WAY PROFESS TO BE EXPERTS IN ANY PARTICULAR CATAGORY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS PRIOR TO offerDING .UNTOUCHED ANDORIGINAL.ANY AND ALL ITEMS ARE BEING SOLD "AS IS, AS FOUND" WITH NO ATTEMPTS TO CLEAN REFRESH OR TAMPER WITH AN EXISTING PATINA OR CONDITION, LEAVING ALL OF THESE CRITICAL DECISIONS UP TO YOU THE EXPERTS.Please read "CONDITIONS DESCRIPTIONS" above each listing for details. CONFIDENTLY & Don't miss
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