GELY Tin wind-up 1920s German pool toy. Very rare two player billiard toy. I only know of three antique wind-up pool toys with two players. The George Levy Toy Co.Of Germany made this toy about 1920. He used parts of his name for his company name.
This toy may have been his favorite because he used it for his company logo! The toy is in excellent condition for a 100 year old toy. The base plate of one player has been professionally replaced by Tin Toy Works, including matching the paint and aging the bottom. It would be difficult to detect if I didnt tell you. They also tuned it and replaced a weak spring.The plate is not stamped Made in Germany but the other one is. I have never seen a completely original one of these toys in 35+ years. The other one in my collection has a replacement arm on one of the players. The paint has nice patina.
It is painted directly on tin so most of these toys have lost a lot of paint. This toy has minor scratches on the table surface. Both players have some paint loss, primarily the blue pants on the stouter player. Overall it is in excellent condition. None of the four legs have cracks or breaks.
All the toys listed are from my personal collection assembled over the past 35+ years. They are in very fine condition. There were only about a dozen tin wind-up pool (billiard) toys made. I own about thirty (counting duplicates) which I think is the largest collection of wind-up tin billiard toys.I collect toys in the finest condition and sometimes find one in a little better condition. A five page article with color pictures of the billiard toys was in the 12/18 issue of Billiards Digest. All toys are in excellent, working condition and include pool balls.
Review pictures close-up for details of condition. I've included up to 12 pictures to best show the item. Pictures are high resolution so they show more detail than you could see with the item in your hand.The pictures are with and without flash to best show the item. The item "1920s GELY Tin wind-up German pool toy Very rare two player billiard No Reserve" is in sale since Friday, November 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "jaybowen" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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