Prewar-Postwar Trains Vehicles Toys and Dolls
Oct 17, 2021
320 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA, United States

Prewar trains vehicles toys dolls and games. Included brands Lionel, Ives, American Flyer, Nintendo, American Girl, Matchbox Lesney , Buddy L, Tootsie Toy, Barney Google, Spark plug & More!
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LOT 101734A:

1920 Schoenhut Spark Plug Character

Start price:
$ 50
Estimated price:
$50 - $5,000
Buyer's Premium: 25%

1920 Schoenhut Spark Plug Character
In a 1922 strip, Barney received a gift of a horse named Spark Plug when he broke the fall of a victim of a bar room brawl. The horse's first race became comics' first national media event. Spark Plug became such a star that DeBeck, planning on retiring the horse after his run, made the equine a permanent character. The comic strip, which continued in newspapers until 2001, inspired Philadelphia toy maker A. Schoenhut to produce toy figures of the popular comic strip character. Barney Google and Spark Plug appeared in 1918 and 1922 respectively.width: approx 8"height: approx 6 inches