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Duncan Yo-Yo Contest Ribbon & Pin 1961
Exhibit #3028
TypeAward
ConditionMint
Date1961
OwnerRick Brough
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Duncan Yo-Yo Contest, First Place ribbon and accompanying Playground Champion pin. Originated from California. Both items are uncommon Duncan yo-yo contest awards. Duncan award patches were far more common. It is unknown if there was a second and third place award ribbon.

Notice that the year 1961 was also added to the pin. The pin is made from solid brass and quite heavy for its size. The profile of the pin shows that it was made to look like a yo-yo, too.

Nylon award ribbons, similar to the one shown in this exhibit, were quite popular in the 1960s, especially at an elementary school's Sports Day (sometimes known as Field Day, too).

See also the trio of Bob Allen Contest Ribbons from 1965.

Award Specifications

Duncan 1961 Playground Champion pin
Material: Brass
Weight: 14gm
Diameter: 23mm
Width: 7mm

Duncan Yo-Yo Contest 1961 - First Place
Material: Nylon
Length: 160mm
Width: 50mm
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Pin and ribbon, large
Pin, front
Pin, profile
Pin, back

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