PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION. DON’T HESITATE TO OFFER. Come one come all to see this beautiful Antique Pre-war Circus Seal with a Wooden Barbell Wind-up Tin Toy. This gorgeus little guy has been performing the same trick for 90 years or more. When he is wound up he rolls forward while the barbell spins around on top of his nose. He was made by a company in the United States named J. Chein (shown in picture #10 and #11). It’s colors are very nice. No noticeable fading anywhere. The lithographs are crisp and clean. There is very minimal wear consistent with age. The only noticeable flaw I see is on the left side of the seals neck area (shown and picture #12). His wind-up mechanism works well but he’s not winning any races anytime soon. He still scoots across the floor under his own power. Everything is 100% completely original with no replacement or missing parts. The barbells are also original and a beautiful red colored wood. Its rod that sticks out of the top of its nose and also the barbell rod are both completely straight. This beautiful little seal has a gorgeous face and quite an amazing circus ringmaster jacket complete with tails on. I would consider him in near mint condition based upon the very minor flaw seen in picture #12. The lithographs are very detailed and done in a beautiful way. He has a stationary key on his left hand side and it is completely original. It’s measurements are approximately (measurements taken with the barbell pointing forward to tail) 5 1/2in. L × 2 1/2in. W (including statonary key) × 4in. This dandy of an Antique Pre-war Near Mint J. Chein Circus Seal with Barbell Wind-up Tin Toy would be perfect for any animal lover, circus fan, and or any tin toy collector. Please make sure to look at my pictures very closely as they are a major part of the description. Please also take the time to read my entire description. Regardless if being 100% truthful and honest will make me loose a sale, I don’t care. The buyers happiness is what I care about. People stretch the truth and or straight out lie just to make a sale. That’s not me… I have always taken pride in my antiques and tin toys. What you see and read is exactly what you will get. I value my customers and your happiness with my items I have collected over the years. It is BY FAR of the utmost importance to me. I make sure to describe both good points and potential bad points of everything I offer. (so I can get a surgery that I need). Ago I was 21, I was in a severe car accident. The mind-numbing medical problems have plagued me to this very day… My seatbelt never caught and airbags never deployed, my face went completely into the steering wheel. If you would like to read my full story and see pictures, I have a go fund me page it’s under my name Helen Evangeliste or. You will have to type it in. But that is the direct link… I’m just trying to verify my story and why I have to sell stuff. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO OFFER. Every item I sell puts me one step closer to my surgery. Nobody understands how great a gift that is till they’re in this situation. A surgery just became available that may be able to help me cut my pain, nerve damage and migraines by up to 80%! After 11 years of gut-wrenching every day non-stop pain, migraines and seizures, would you not take that risk? If your pain and suffering could be diminished by up to 80%? Please check back from time to time as I try to list more items all the time. Please make sure you take the time to read my entire description. Also please make sure you look at the pictures very closely as they are a major part of the description. I try to put out the best product I possibly can. I make sure to pack all of my items impeccably so they survive the journey to your home. I do not trust the Postal Service and how they disrespect people’s packages. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO OFFER. I DO NOT ACCEPT. Too many people don’t read things the whole way. So if you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to ask. Please take a look at my other items/listings. I will be listing a lot of military medals, military items, old tin toys, amazing antiques, and other awesome oddities. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I recently moved from Tennessee back to Pennsylvania. My return address will be the Elizabeth Pennsylvania address. I had a REAL PROBLEM with somebody that could not read a return address that was listed on the box I sent. Please make sure that you read my ENTIRE LISTING. IM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO READ MY ENTIRE LISTING AND LOOK AT THE DETAILED PICTURES I PROVIDE THAT ARE APART OF THE DESCRIPTION. The item “Antique Pre-war J. Chein Circus Seal withWooden Barbell Tin Toy NM 100% Orig. WORKS” is in sale since Saturday, November 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys”. The seller is “geargrinder3021″ and is located in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Year: 1930s
- Vintage: Yes
- Character Family: Animal/Seal
- Brand: J. Chein & Company
- Featured Refinements: Tin Wind Up Toy