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Duncan New York Toy Fair 1952
Exhibit #3977
TypeEvent
Date1952
OwnerRick Brough
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Duncan Yo-Yo display at the 1952 New York Toy Fair. Shown in the photo, standing on the left, wearing a Duncan Yo-Yo necktie that was personally embroidered with his name in script style, is Donald Duncan, Jr. The kneeling gentleman, also wearing a Duncan Yo-Yo necktie that was personally embroidered with his name in script style, is Jack Russell. He was a Duncan professional yo-yo demonstrator who went on to create his own line of Russell yo-yos. The gentleman standing on the right is likely Mason (Jack) Skenes, a skilled Duncan professional yo-yo demonstrator. He is holding a yo-yo in each hand. The other two each have a yo-yo in their hand, likely ready to show a few tricks to toy fair attendees.

Zoom in on the photograph to see the display up close!

You can seen many of the items in the 1952 display in full color here at the museum:

The Art of Yo-Yo Playing trick book.
• Luck-E JA-DO Contest Top. (add; location storage container #583 )
Duncan 1952 Skill Award single wing patch. The version seen in the display is made of wood.
I Can Yo-Yo Can You? patch. The version seen in the display is made of wood.
Duncan string pack.
Duncan Yo-Yo Top Expert patch. The version seen in the display is made of wood.
Champion of the Duncan Yo-Yo Top Tournaments trophy
Duncan Jumbo Award yo-yo.
Duncan Blue Flying Eagle Champion patch.
Duncan 1952 Yo-Yo Winner shield patch.
Duncan Tournament "77" Yo-Yo poster. The version seen in the upper-middle of the display, is made of wood.
Duncan Tournament Yo-Yo counter display box. While the counter display box seen in this museum is not identical to the two similar boxes seen in the Duncan display, they each use many of the same text, image, and design elements.
Duncan Junior Instructor double wing patch. The version seen in the display is made of wood.
Duncan Jeweled Professional Yo-Yo.
Duncan Beginner Yo-Yo.
Duncan Gold Award patch. The version seen in the display is made of wood.

Photo and associated hyperlink courtesy of the Duncan Family Yo-yo Collection at the National Museum of American History, Archives Center.
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