Tin Wind Up Limited Edition Purple Jolly Skiing Golly Mint In Tin Case For Sale
TIN WIND UP LIMITED EDITION PURPLE JOLLY SKIING GOLLY MINT IN TIN CASE
This beautiful and well made (heavy gauge tin) wind up was designed in Singapore by Marvin Chan and The Toys Museum - circa late 1990/early 2000. Made in China.
Complete with original wind up key, Limited Edition Certificate, and information sheet - all nestled in a high quality tin presentation case. About 5 inches tall and 5 inches long. In near mint condition with only faint factory assembly/box storage scratches. This is number 35 of a 1500 piece edition. The golliwog, golliwogg or golly was a black character in children's books in the late 19th century usually depicted as a type of rag doll. It was reproduced, both by commercial and hobby toy-makers as a children's toy called the "golliwog", and had great popularity in North America, Europe and Australia into the 1970s. The doll is characterized by black skin, eyes rimmed in white, clown lips, and frizzy hair. While home-made golliwogs were sometimes female, the golliwog was generally male. For this reason, in the period following World War II, the golliwog was seen, along with the teddy bear, as a suitable soft toy for a young boy.Made popular by Florence Katewho illustrated a children's book entitled The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg. The 1895 book included a character named the Golliwogg, who quickly turned out to be a friendly character, and is later attributed with a "kind face." A product of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Golliwogg had jet black skin; bright, red lips; and wild, woolly hair. He wore red trousers, a shirt with a stiff collar, red bow-tie, and a blue jacket with tails — all traditional minstrel attire. Upton's book and its many sequels were extremely successful in England, largely because of the popularity of the Golliwogg. Upton did not trademark her character, and its name, spelled "golliwog", became the generic name for dolls and images of a similar type. The golliwog doll became a popular children's toy throughout most of the 20th century, and was incorporated into many aspects of British commerce and culture;for instance, some of Enid Blyton's books feature them, often as a villain and sometimes as heroes. Upton's Golliwogg was jovial, friendly and gallant.
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Tin Wind Up Limited Edition Purple Jolly Skiing Golly Mint In Tin Case: $75