Royal Special Yo-Yo

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Description (Brief)
This wooden yo-yo was made by Royal Chico Toys in the 1950s. There is a red and yellow graphic of a crown (made to resemble the Crown of England) on a blue and white decal seal reading “Royal Special, Official Tournament Top.” This yo-yo is in its original packaging, which reads “Royal Champions in Action, watch them on TV.” Royal was a major, mid-century maker started by Filipino immigrant Joe Radovan.
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Donald F. Duncan, Jr.
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Royal Chico Toys, Inc.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paper (display card material)
overall: 17 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm; 6 11/16 in x 4 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in
National Museum of American History
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