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Buster Brown School's Out Dart Board Target Game

Circa 1902-1914: Because Richard F. Outcault created the Buster Brown comic strip in 1902 and the R. Bliss Manufacturing Company sold its toy division to Manson & Parker in 1914, we can date this eye catching 24" x 10" Bliss School's Out paper lithograph target game to somewhere in that twelve year period. Buster Brown is one of the most widely recognized, beloved, and iconic 20th century American comic characters, and his strip details the misadventures of Buster, his sweetheart Mary Jane, and his trusty companion Tige, the first speaking dog in the history of comics. Bliss, too, has attained iconic stature for their manufacture of paper lithograph toys, especially in the arena of doll houses and ships. This target game portrays Buster Brown in a messenger outfit, Mary Jane in a dress with a comical oversized bow, and Tige squeezing a pair of schoolbooks and sporting a party hat, the three of them caught forever winking at each other and ready to begin one of their famous pranks. The lithograph has some edge loss and a little staining, but it is in great condition considering its 100+ years of age and the fragility of paper lithography, especially on a target game! All of the board's original springs and other parts on the back are present on this rare survivor.

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown R Bliss School's Out Paper Litho Target Game For Sale from Z and K Antiques

Buster Brown School's Out Dart Board Target Game
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