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Vintage Duncan Tournament Yo-Yo - Super model - Fair/Good Cond 50s-60s -VF5-9

Vintage Duncan Tournament Yo-Yo - Super model - Fair/Good Cond 50s-60s -VF5-9

$ 14.99

(NOTE: There are replicas of this Yo-Yo being sold as originals on ebay, Look for the tiny registration mark (®) under the dash in yo-yo to determine if it is original or a copy.)

This is the Duncan Super Tournament Return Top Yo-Yo.

Notice the word "Tops" appears on the bottom in a broken circle. Previous versions had the word "Tops" within the circle. This was apparently to make room for the word "return between tournament and tops. Probably had something to do with the lawsuit claiming that Yo-Yo was trademarked by Duncan and Return Top was the generic name of the Yo-Yo.

One piece wooden Yo-Yo with Gold Leaf stamp,Yellow with Green stripe. A fairly uncommon color combo.
Paint is in fair condition, a chip in the back and lots of scrapes on edges where it was walking dog on hard surface, the gold stamp is in pretty good shape - very readable.

There have been many version of this Yo-Yo over the years, this one was made until 1956. Note the registration mark under the dash between the Yo and Yo.*

*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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