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Duncan Be a Champion flyer
Exhibit #2544
OwnerRick Brough

A late 1920s or very early 1930s Donald F. Duncan, Inc. combination contest flyer and trick sheet. Apparently, by the time this sheet was printed and handed out, there were more than 100 yo-yo tricks to learn.

The name "Yo-Yo" was a trademark registered with the U.S. Patent Office as number 300,504. Of interest, the design and sequence of illustrations in Figures 2, 3, and 4 are very similar to those found in the earlier Flores pamphlet.

Shown on the front of the flyer is a Duncan Gold Seal yo-yo (see also image of "Robert Nickels' Duncan Gold Seal yo-yo" "Robert Nickel's yo-yo"). You were encouraged to buy only genuine Duncan Egyptian Fibre strings--3 strings for 5 cents--to use with your Duncan yo-yo. The back of the flyer identifies and illustrates 8 yo-yo tricks to learn. In later years, these 8 tricks became the basis for a boy or girl winning an 8 trick award patch such as these ones from the 1950s.
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