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Duncan 1949 Skill Award wing
Exhibit #483
TypeAward
ColorRed/Blue/Gold
ConditionMint
Date1949
OwnerRick Brough
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Duncan single-wing Skill award patches were available from 1949 to 1955. Double-wing (or Expert) patches were the next step up for a player to earn but were only available for a couple of years. And, like so many Duncan patches, these single-wings came in different color combinations.

Nineteen-forty-nine marked the first year that single wing patches were awarded by any yo-yo manufacturer.

Compare with Duncan 1949 Expert Award, double-wing patch.

Of historical interest...
Single wing and double wing patches have long been a common theme in yo-yoing since 1949. See some of the yo-yo wing patch variations that have "taken flight" the past 70 years:

Bird in Hand YoYo, double wing
Cheerio Official Champion, double wing
Cheerio Junior Champion, single wing
1955 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
1949 Duncan Expert Award, double wing
Duncan 75th Anniversary, double wing
1949 Duncan Skill Award, single wing
Goody Expert, double wing
Royal Champion King of Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Flying Eagle Champion, double wing
Royal Yo-Yo Champion, double wing
Fiend Magazine Yo-Yo Tour, double wing
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 2
Tom Kuhn No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo, double wing, version 1
Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos, double wing
Duncan Yo-Yo Scout, double wing
 

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