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Duncan 1935 Winner
Exhibit #2679
TypeAward
Condition9
Date1935
OwnerRick Brough
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A genuine 1935 "Duncan Yo-Yo Winner" felt patch. This patch design was the very first issue of the "Duncan Yo-Yo Winner" design. There was also a "Duncan 'Gold Seal' Yo-Yo Winner" patch design issued the same year. The 1935 Winner patch is unusual because it marks the first and last time Duncan made this particular design entirely out of felt. Even the star, numbers, and lettering are cut from felt and individually sewn onto the felt backing. A much more labor intensive process compared to how Winner patches were made the following year in 1936 and successive years. While it's not clearly evident in the pictures, the sides of this patch angle inward very slightly. It is much more apparent when you hold the patch.

See also an alternate 1935 version that is noticably different in design and stitching. Compare the reverse side of the patch in this exhibit with the reverse side of another 1935 version.
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