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Exhibit #2512
ConditionMint in Package
OwnerRick Brough

There was a time when many gas stations across the United States sold not only gasoline and a variety of paper road maps, they also serviced cars in their attached automotive garages. Known as service stations, they occasionally offered small freebies to kids when their parent bought gasoline from the station or bought a particular brand of oil or air filter. (The 21st century equivalent are the Chevron toy cars which, of course, are not free at all.) One of these vintage freebies was a 24 inch kite kit made by Duncan. A little known Duncan product, these kites were probably given away sometime in the mid 1960s. The kit included plastic rods to assemble the kite frame, a plastic sheet you had to cut out to cover the frame, and a small amount of kite string for flying. The assembly instructions included an image of the Duncan Yo-Yo Man flying a kite.
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