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TPS Toplay, Ltd. Tin Lithographed Windup “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana in Box for Sale

$385.00

TPS Toplay, Ltd. Tin Lithographed Windup “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana in Box 

This tin, lithographed, windup ca. 1956 “Pango-Pango Mechanical African Dancer” Black Americana toy in box was manufactured by TPS Toplay, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.      

In America in the past and fairly recently in our timeline, Black Americans, Native Americans, and many immigrant groups new to the United States of America were grossly caricatured in toys and other items. These items can be very offensive, but they represent a historical record of our past, no matter how shameful that may be. We do not condone this, but we recognize that many find that this is a part of history that needs to be remembered as to not be repeated.   

When wound with its dedicated key this working example turns in circles, jitters, and bobs his head. His shield is marked with a stamped “89”. The box is in excellent condition. 

This piece is in excellent, near mint, 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 display. It is approximately 6″ H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.    

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in