Unique Art & its hit toys in the 40's
Unique Art Manufacturing Company was an American toy company, founded in 1916, based in Newark, New Jersey that made inexpensive toys, including wind-up mechanical toys, out of lithographed tin. One of its early products was a wind-up toy featuring two tin boxers.
Unique Art's eventual fate is unclear but the company appears to have disappeared by 1952, with some evidence of Marx picking up the line.
Here we have a stunning example of a G.I. Joe Jouncing Jeep Tin Toy CR5-4065 Atomic Brakes Supersonic Speed, manufactured in 1944.
This special little item is the very first lot on our online auction on May 31, 2020! see more details on our homepage here.