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Lehmann “Masuyama” lady w/fan in coolie cart

What a wonderful and beautiful toy EPL 773 is!  Made only from 1927 to 1938, this impressive toy shows an oriental lady in a rickshaw pulled by a coolie.  She fans herself as the umbrella turns overhead.  The legs of the coolie were designed to move forward in a realistic motion as if walking.  The umbrellas are removable and easy to lose, so beware of reproduced ones.  The umbrella on this mint toy is 100% original and correct.  The box art is spectacular, reportedly designed for Lehmann by a Japanese girl exchange student studying in Germany at the time.

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