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Ca1920 Schuco Walking Charlie Chaplin Tin Wind-up Toy In Its' Original Box For Sale
Very rare and original, ca1920 Tin Wind-Up, Walking Charlie Chaplin Toy by Schuco in its' original box and in outstanding physical condition. This early, Tin Walking Charlie Chaplin measures approx. 8â€� tall and comes in its original paperboard box which measures approx. 2 5/8" by 6 3/4" by 2" deep.
Schuco made two versions of this toy, one has a flocked face with a fuzzy texture and the other is a lithographed tin face. This is the flocked face variation. This charming wind-up is cloth dressed with a celluloid collar and a metal cane and metal shoes. When wound, Charlie waddles forward and spins cane.
This rare and wonderful, ca1920, Schuco Walking Charlie Chaplin is in very good condition. It is 100% original and has never been repaired, repainted, touched-up, or restored in any way. His clothes are exceptionally well preserved - clean and crisp and intact with no damage or wear. The flocking on his face in intact and other than some very light soiling to Chaplin's face and some minor paint loss to his cane, the Toy is physically without other flaws. The Toy retains its original wind-up key and although the mechanism is working it is a bit touchy and sometimes need a little help by way of a spin of the cane to get the mechanism started. We would suggest perhaps a careful oiling of the mechanism by a professional toy restorer to make the mechanism run more smoothly.
The original Box is well preserved also - intact and sound with all side flaps present and strongly attached at the corner junctions. There is some light wear at the edges of the Box and some light soiling to the pastedown label on the lid but overall the Box is also very well preserved.
A very rare and wonderful, ca1920, Tin Wind-Up, Walking Charlie Chaplin Toy by Schuco in its original box and in outstanding physical condition and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!!
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Ca1920 Schuco Walking Charlie Chaplin Tin Wind-up Toy In Its' Original Box: $1,576