Duncan Yo-Yo Champion Trophy

Duncan Yo-Yo Champion Trophy

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Description (Brief)
This trophy was awarded during Yo-Yo Contests during the 1950s. The trophy is a solid brass statuette of Duncan Toys Company mascot "Mr. Yo-Yo" atop a wooden base. The plaque reads “A Good Sport Always Wins, Genuine Duncan Yo-Yo Champion." Duncan held a variety of contests in conjunction with newspapers, retailers and other firms during this periods to generate publicity and interest in the sport.
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Physical Description
wood (base material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 16 cm x 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 6 5/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
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Credit Line
Donald F. Duncan, Jr.
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National Museum of American History
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my father has one of these trophies. he won it in the 50's his base is different. it is in perfect condition. there is no engraving on his.

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