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Duncan 1935 Winner
Exhibit #2679
OwnerRick Brough

A genuine 1935 Duncan Yo-Yo Winner felt patch. To my knowledge, this is the earliest dated Duncan Winner patch design. The 1935 Winner patch is unusual because it marks the first and last time Duncan made this 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 is not clearly evident in the pictures, the sides of this patch are angled inward very slightly. It is much more apparent when you are holding 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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Reverse side

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