c.1942 Marx Tumbling Monkey In Original Box

c.1942 Marx Tumbling Monkey In Original Box

Graceful, Marx, Tumbling Monkey clockwork tin litho toy in (very conservatively) excellent++ to near mint condition complete with original box and original die cast metal key. Neat little cartoon type toy dressed in a red bellhop uniform with matching cap and black shoes. During operation the toy balances on the two yellow chairs which are integrated into the figure's arms. Once wound, the toy performs repetitive, somersaults turning in a clockwise direction. It works best on smooth level surfaces, and yes, it works great!

Comes with its original (and correct) separate die cast metal key.

Original box illustrated with animated like drawings showing the tumbling monkey doing things. Two of his little brother monkeys watch in admiration. Side panels include the name of the toy, as well as a facial portrait and side view of the performing monkey. It originally sold for 39 cents.

Another toy made by Marx has a similar sounding name. Called the Tumbling Monkey and Trapeze it was produced 10 years earlier in 1932 and uses a bar and ring floor stand to perform his tricks. Completely different toy.

Size: 5" tall, 4½" wide.

Date Sold: Mar. 2008

Price Sold: $ 214


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