Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 6,500
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
RAYMOND GID (1905-2000) DUNCAN YOYO. 1930.
31 1/2x23 1/2 inches, 80x59 3/4 cm. Bedos & Cie., Paris.
Condition A-: minor restoration and slight darkening at edges and along vertical and horizontal folds.
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 rare mixture of Art Deco and humor. Raymond Gid 24, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 86, Affiches Art Deco p. 187.