Orig 1920s Mickey Mouse Performo Grove Studio Toy RARE!
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Awesome Original Toy by Performo Toy Co * Grove StudioWorld's Greatest Patriotic Animal Acrobats" * "The greatest little show on earth" * Nicki with white feet Amongst the property that was being sold of L. Grove, son of Rene Grove, (the original toy maker of Performo Toys), I found "ancient" boxes of old unused stock of Performo / Grove Studio Toys, circa 1924-1927, in the attic of Rene Grove's Grove Studio workshop . I will be listing them all in the next few days. This is a toy that was a predecessor to Micky Mouse , called "Nicki", circa 1924-1927 . He is attached to an advertisement that was made much later, but the toy itself is from the 20's. In addition to the Nicki toy is a squeaker and a pole stand that are all original and hand made. These rare old toys are all in excellent unused condition , a toy collector's dream find! This will be carefully packed and shipped so you may receive it with no loss. Just to give you a little history, Performo toys had an early patent on Micky Mouse in 1926 and Disney's Mickey Mouse was not introduced nor patented until a few years later. Even so, Disney sued Rene Grove and Performo, with Disney somehow winning the case and Performo, with mounting litigation and legal fees, eventually folded its previously successful ... read more