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Rare Yellow Kid Drummer on Horse Drawn Wagon Pull Toy

The Original American Comic Character

Circa 1900: Richard Felton Outcault's groundbreaking 1890s comic strip Hogan's Alley features a character named Mickey Dugan, who became widely known as The Yellow Kid and is generally regarded as America's first comic character. Because of The Yellow Kid's immense popularity and immediate commercial success, toy companies of the day began to manufacture and sell Yellow Kid items, thus creating the now longstanding comic character toy market. Today, Yellow Kid items are extremely scarce, and most of what one sees are small pinback buttons and postcards. At 12" long and 10" tall, this incredibly rare Yellow Kid pull toy is a veritable giant. The toy features Yellow Kid dressed as a parade or circus clown in red and white face paint and a multi-colored gown (he was not always dressed in yellow as historic comic strips show) toting a bass drum, mallet, and cymbals atop a wooden platform pulled by a tin litho horse. As the toy moves, Yellow Kid strikes his drum and clashes his cymbals. Note, too, that this complex early American pull toy is constructed of wood, metal, compostion, and cloth with hand painted facial features, a painted platform, painted tin wheels, and a tin lithographed horse, making it a true mixed media wonder. We have yet to encounter another example of this fabulous toy and are sure the new owner will be thrilled with its beauty, condition, and rarity.

 

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Antique Horse Drawn Pull Toy Yellow Kid Mickey Dugan Drumming Clown on Wagon For Sale

Rare Yellow Kid Drummer on Horse Drawn Wagon Pull Toy
For Sale: $1,650

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