Lehmann “Captain of Kopenick” con man

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These were produced in limited numbers over the relatively short period from 1907 to 1918 by Lehmann.  Designated EPL 580, the toy arose from an event of the day.  A cobbler dressed in a phony but handsome uniform complete with buttons and belt convinced the officials of the town of Kopenick to give him the municipal treasury for taxes due and owing.  Within a few months after the scam this toy was created by modifying the more common “Dancing Sailor” toy.