Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos History and Values
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Whether yo-yo enthusiasts are just getting into collecting or have been
serious for years, there's only one book that gives instant expertise ...
Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos. Authored by the foremost expert
on the history of the yo-yo, the book is the bible of yo-yo collecting and
boasts more listings and values for yo-yos and memorabilia than any other guide.
Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos covers the majority of popularly
collected yo-yos -- from the first 1928 Flores yo-yo to modern high tech ball
bearing trans axles. Featured are close to 2000 items listed with values in up to
three grades of condition. Running 256 pages (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, soft
cover), Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos features more than 1,000
photographs of yo-yos to help collectors quickly and accurately make
Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos is
the most comprehensive yo-yo guide ever published, containing coverage of the
history of major manufacturers as well as the history of yo-yo contests.
Featuring comprehensive alphabetical and numerical indexes cross referenced with
photos Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos was designed to help a
collector easily find the listing for virtually any yo-yo in hand. Promotional,
premium and character related yo-yos not listed in any other reference can be
found in the guide as well, along with a comprehensive listing of string packs,
patches, pins, posters, trick book and other yo-yo related memorabilia.
Designed to aid yo-yo collectors, toy collectors and
dealers, values were analyzed to reflect the realities of today's yo-yo
collecting market. The guide also features chapters on grading yo-yos, dating
tips, restoration, identification of fakes and reproductions, size and shape
guides. This along with a handy glossary of hobby terms and a frequently asked
question section round out the book.
For the serious collector detailed listings of yo-yos
from the best known makers such as Duncan, Duncan/Flambeau, Flores, Cheerio,
Goody, Hi-Ker, Royal, Cayo, Playmaxx, Yomega, Kusan, Tom Kuhn, BC, Hummingbird,
Fli-Back, Humphrey, Festival, Parker, National, Canada Games, Russell, Tom Kuhn,
Bird in Hand, Bob Allen, Chico, Dell and others.
For specialized toy collectors the yo-yo is a great
cross collectible with items listed and shown such as Coca Cola yo-yos;
World's Fair yo-yos; cereal premium yo-yos such as Sugar Bear, Rice Krispies
and Captain Crunch; Science Fiction such as Star Trek and Star Wars; Peanuts
favorites such as Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, and Lucy; Disney favorites such
as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy; Hanna Barbara characters such as the
Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Captain Caveman, and Huckleberry Hound;
Warner Brothers favorites such as Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil
and the Road Runner ; Superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman,
Hulk, Wonder Woman, X-men and Ninja turtles; restaurant promotional yo-yos
McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Shoney's, Red Barn and Burger King, Advertising
yo-yos such as Pez, Buster Brown, Keds; Television heroes such as Roy Rogers,
Davy Crockett, Dukes of Hazard and many other popular characters such as GI Joe,
Barbie, Gumby, Pee Wee Herman, Bart Simpson; multiple sports ball yo-yos such as
baseballs, bowling balls, golf balls, basketballs, and footballs, sports heroes
and the list goes on and on.
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