Lot: 5. Rare German Lithographed Tin Toy "Barney Google and Spark Plug" by Nifty
7" (18 cm.) Barney Google is loosely seated upon Spark Plug with loosely-attached head; when wound the nag moves head up and down in synchronism with Barney who bobs forward and back,and the nag glides forward. The lithographed tin blanket of Spark Plug disguises the inner mechanism. The toy is marked "Spark Plug" on the blanket,with signature of Billy de Beck,Copyright 1923-24 by King Features Syndicate,Patent applied For,and the base is marked "Nifty,Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.",W. Sch 302.947 and G.M. 314.311 Germany". Excellent condition,slightly darkened,functions well. Circa 1925.
Realized Price: 600
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