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Royal Yo-Yo Champion patch
Exhibit #1179
TypeAward
Size10 cm x 10.5 cm
ConditionMint
OwnerRick Brough
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When Royal began making reproductions of their yo-yos in early 2000s, they included this vintage patch for free with an order. It's unknown how a player earned this award when it was originally available in the 50s, although it may be categorized similarly to the year-dated Duncan Winner award patches.

A beautiful, balanced design.

Of historical interest...
Single wing and double wing patches have long been a common theme in yo-yoing since 1949. See some of the yo-yo wing patch variations that have "taken flight" the past 70 years:

Bird in Hand YoYo, double wing
Cheerio Official Champion, double wing
Cheerio Junior Champion, single wing
1955 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
1949 Duncan Expert Award, double wing
Duncan 75th Anniversary, double wing
1949 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
Goody Expert, double wing
Royal Champion King of Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Flying Eagle Champion, double wing
Royal Yo-Yo Champion, double wing
Fiend Magazine Yo-Yo Tour, double wing
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 2
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 1
Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Yo-Yo Scout, double wing
 

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