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Marx ca. 1930’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Butter & Egg Man” with Box for Sale


Marx ca. 1930’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Butter & Egg Man” with Box 

We have for you this ca. 1930’s tin, lithographed, windup “Butter & Egg Man” with box that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.        

This is a fun and colorful toy. This toy is very challenging to find boxed. It was a later Marx tin toy that re-utilized the Joe Penner tin pressing, but with, arguably, a better lithograph. Our polished and glossy yellow salesman is pushing butter and eggs to customers. The windup works well and the tin is near new with extremely minor scratching, typical Marx assembly marks, and then glossy outside. The box is in very good condition as shown with some flap wear. 

This piece is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 7 ¾” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.             



A brief history of Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York:          

Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from about 1919 to 1980 founded in New York City by Louis & David Marx. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, “One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?” Arguably, Marx was the most well-known toy companies through the late mid-20th century. Best known for their lithographed tin windup toys Marx was also one of the big four among American electric train manufacturers. Interestingly, Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression. 

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Additional information

Weight 4.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in