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johnm

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vintage Mickey Mouse top on Amazon
« on: August 13, 2011, 11:44:02 AM »

Thought some of you collectors might be interested in this Mickey Mouse top for sale on Amazon.  Seems to have the Colombian stub on the crown.
Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Mickey-Mouse-Easy-Spin-Top/dp/B0055HZKJY/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1313249632&sr=8-36

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Re: vintage Mickey Mouse top on Amazon
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 05:01:49 PM »

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Seems to have the Colombian stub on the crown.
Actually, it has a little chain pivot (like the one to turn on ceiling fans). You throw the top with the string attached to the crown, so it spins hanging in the air. A sharp tug will disconnect the string and free the top to spin on the ground.

Tops with pivots where called "girl tops" in the 1930's. There is a patent from Royal Chico, 1950 if I recall correctly, for the chain pivot. There was also a version of the Sir Duncan, "Pop Top", with a pivot insert.  At worlds I had a 1960's Astro Top from Royal in my bag but I forgot to use it to win the target-to-the-bottle-cap contest  >:(
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Re: vintage Mickey Mouse top on Amazon
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 10:55:53 AM »

That's a nice group  of pivot tops. I couldn't see the Facebook page so I don't know to whom they belong.
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