May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 104

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500

RAYMOND GID (1905-2000)


30 3/4x23 1/4 inches, 80 1/2x59 cm. Bedos & Cie., Paris.
Condition A-: minor restoration, expertly-repaired tears and creases at edges; slight toning overall.

Duncan yo-yos hit the market in 1929 and quickly became an international sensation. Gid's design, using only two colors, encapsulates the sheer joy of the toy through three intricate characters that are not only playing with yo-yos, but are embodiments of the toy itself. Their heads, each with one large eye, resemble yo-yos, and even the letters seem to dance. A clever mixture of Art Deco and humor. Raymond Gid 24, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 86, L'Affiche Art Deco p. 187.