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Vintage Duncan Beginners Tournament Yo-Yo -Poor Condition- 30s or 40s (VF1-010)

Vintage Duncan Beginners Tournament Yo-Yo -Poor Condition- 30s or 40s (VF1-010)

$ 7.99

This is the Duncan Beginner Small G Tournament Yo-Yo.

One piece wooden Yo-Yo with gold stamp. Half black and half red
There are some scratches and wear. The stamp is mostly gone and hardly anything there to read. But given what was left we were able to identify it.

This was the first Duncan Yo-yo to use the word "beginner" on the stamp. It also says "Reg US Patent Off" I think this was before registration marks were commonly used and Duncan was trying to establish the word Yo-yo as their trademark.*

*Duncan had a famous lawsuit with Royal Yo-Yos over the use of the word Yo-Yo. Duncan contended that Yo-Yo was their trademarked name for the generic toy called a Return Top. Royal argued that Yo-Yo was the name of the toy and that Duncan couldn't trademark it. Royal Prevailed in the early 60s and after that time Duncan stopped using the trademark registration mark ® on the word Yo-Yo. Many Duncan Yo-Yos before that time will have the registration mark below the dash in Yo-Yo. This is helpful in dating vintage Duncan Yo-Yos and identifying genuine and fake vintage yo-yos.

*All of YoYoSam's Vintage Yo-Yos have been checked by a knowledgeable yo-yo collector for accuracy and authenticity. They are guaranteed to be genuine. Beware of fakes and inaccurate descriptions.

*Thanks to Lucky Meisenheimer for providing information on this yo-yo and many others in his book, Lucky's Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos. The most comprehensive Yo-Yo collectors book ever written.

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