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Lehmann “Africa” black boy rides ostrich mail cart – yellow

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. The toy moves forward by string drive as the boy guides the ostrich with reins and a whip in his hands. This is a rare version with no slot for mail in the rear hinged door. The rear “spindle press” trademark panel is yellow, and the bird’s legs are brown instead of yellow. It is shown with its rare original box in wonderful condition.

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