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by Richard Mueller, Jr.

Black Americana Toys

Many companies in the late 1800's and first half of the 1900's made toys that featured black-faced characters. There are many collectors of Black Americana, so a toy with a black-faced character has a higher market value than a similar toy with a character that is not black-faced. Most black-faced toys we have been able to identify the toy maker and are shown throughout the website. This chapter shows Black Americana toys that we have not been able to identify the maker.

Jiggin Koon Logo

Jiggin KoonMaryland Toy Company
12.5"L x 13.25"H x 5.25"W

Ham & Sam - The Minstrel Team #95
1924
6.5"L x 6.5"H x 5"W


Black Lady
Probable Wilson Walker

Mistah Ethiopia
c. 1950
3.5"L x 6.5"H x 2.5"W
$60 - $80


Two Man Wheel
c. 1930
6.5"L x 6.5"H x 5.5"W
$45 - $60

Amos N Andy
1931
7.75"L x 5.25"H x 2.75"W

Walking Man
Estimated 1935
3.5"L x 8"H x 3.5"w
$45 - $60

Two Man Hand Car
Estimated 1935
2.5"L x 1.2"H x 1.1"W
$120 - $160

Bucking Donkey with Rider
Estimated 1935
5"L x 4.75"H x 1.75"W
$120 - $160