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jim in paris

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my 1st toupie : image d'épinal
« on: November 19, 2011, 12:22:29 AM »

my 1st toupie : image d'épinal

I found this sheet at an antique shop last w-end
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at first the character buys a spintop, plays with it , .......but the toupie disappears as the story develops ...

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Larry D.

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Re: my 1st toupie : image d'épinal
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 12:31:58 AM »

Nice find Jim.
Have you any idea what era it dates from?
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Re: my 1st toupie : image d'épinal
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 01:20:29 AM »

this print dates back from the 1920 ties

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89pinal_print

you know ,Larry, when you're in this kind of shop and browse through various cardboard files, fully tattered ,it's always hard to hide your joy when you see something interesting...i told the shopkeeper in the most detached voice, as if the question was elusive .. "hum ! how much for these ..?"8 euro each ! ...relieved... i replied "Well, I 'm going to take only this one" with a grin... ;)


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Re: my 1st toupie : image d'épinal
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 03:16:19 AM »

It looks like he hits somebody with his toupie and is kicked out of every place he goes with it.  This all sounds oddly familiar......like it was written about me!

Yes, great find Jim.  After you held in your emotions before and during the sale, did you skip out the front door?  I would have!

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Re: my 1st toupie : image d'épinal
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 10:21:30 AM »

Super great find, Jim!

It is difficult to read the text on the photos, but I can tell the boy hit the Mayor! And he was using an overhand killer throw!
No wonder he is in trouble!
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