Unique Art Artie The Clown And His Crazy Car Tin Litho Windup - Nice, Works
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Unique Art Artie The Clown And His Crazy Car Tin Litho Windup - Nice, Works :
Listed here is the 1950s tin litho windup toy fromUnique Art called ‘Artie the Clown and His Crazy Car’ with JoJo the dog on thefront. When wound, the car goes forwardin a circular motion and then stops and starts going backwards in a circularmotion. During this, Artie goes up anddown from his seat on the gas tank and his dog JoJo spins in circles.
Approx. 7” long and 10” tall.Nice size toy.
The toyis complete with no dents or dings. Thereis not much evidence of play and even the litho on the wheels is stillpresent. There is some minor surfaceoxidation on the windup mechanism. Thewindup mechanism works moderately well with the actions described above in thedescription when placed onto a flat hard surface. Please note that if it is supposed to perform‘wheelies’ with the front tires lifting into the air the mechanism is notstrong enough for it to perform that action (I am honestly not sure if it issupposed to perform that function. I hadanother one of these once before and it also did not perform wheelies but Ihave seen pictures of this with the front wheels in the air). The litho only has a couple of minorscratches (one small one on the hood and a couple on Artie’s hat). The litho has faded slightly and I have seenbrighter examples of this toy in my day so I would not call the litho‘excellent’ but I would say the litho is instead in ‘very good’ conditionoverall (this perhaps saw some sunlight over the years - please use thepictures as your guide and judge for yourself).Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I will reply ASAP.
My Other Listings (please read!):
I am currentlysaleing off several toys that will have end dates of either 31Mar2013 or01Apr2013. Included are many vintagehigh quality and scarce items (cast iron, tin, pressed steel, battery operated,friction, windup, remote control, cars, trucks, farm implements, airplanes,etc.). None of the items have a reserveand I tried to keep the starting prices as fair as possible. If you like toys, please take the time tocheck out my other listings (keep checking because I will be listing these overseveral days). I am happy to combineshipping. If you are offerding on multipleitems please contact me prior to winning them so I can adjust the shippingcosts before I invoice you (if you win multiple items).
All itemswill be shipped with extreme care (lots of bubble wrap and appropriate boxsize). I insure all items over$100. Lower 48 state US shipping and handling will be aflat rate of $10 (unless combining shipping with other items – see above). I will ship internationally and the shippingcharge will depend on your location.Prior to offerding internationally, please research the shipping costs(including import taxes, etc.) and take these costs into consideration prior toofferding. While I cannot assist you withthe research into any import taxes, I am happy to provide approximate shippingcosts if you contact me and request this information.
This isjust a hobby for me, but I still take description accuracy and customer servicevery seriously so please feel free to contact me with ANY concerns. I try to use the appropriate amount ofpictures to enhance my descriptions so please also take time to review themcarefully.
Good luckand happy offerding. Enjoy!On Mar-21-13 at 18:56:35 PDT, seller added the following information:
I just want to apologize for the spacing problems in the text of my description above. I had done this description in a Word document and then did a copy and paste into foolishly assuming it would not have any issues. Lesson learned :)