Lehmann “Kamerun” African boy rides ostrich cart

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Made from 1889 to 1918 in Germany by Lehmann (designated EPL 170) this toy, with a mail slot on the top and envelope insignia on the side, shows an African boy riding on a two-wheeled mail cart being pulled by an ostrich with reins and a whip in his hands. This toy is shown with its mint, original box and is believed to be from the 1889-90 period due to the early “spindle press” trademark.