May 10, 2012 - Sale 2278

Sale 2278 - Lot 39

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
RAYMOND GID (1905-2000) DUNCAN YOYO. 1930.
31 1/4x23 1/2 inches, 79 1/2x60 cm. Bedos, Paris.
Condition A: minor discoloration at edges.
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 who are not only playing with them, but are embodiments of the yo-yo itself. Their heads, each with one large eye, look like yo-yos, and even the letters seem to dance. A rare mixture of Art Deco and humor. Raymond Gid 24, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 86.