Lehmann crawling beetle German tin wind up toy
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We are pleased to offer for sale a wonderful Ernst Paul Lehmann tin wind up Crawling Beetle EPL #431, patent date Apr 23, 1895. This toy was made in many color variations over a period of time from 1898 to 1935.  This is an earlier version of the toy indicated by the basic winding key instead of the later more-recognized embossed Lehmann winding key.  The Crawling Beetle we are offering works very well and when wound it will flap its wing and walk along nicely.  The Lehmann logo is on top of the neck area of the beetle forward of the wings just above the eyes.  The back of the beetle is marked with the U.S., English, and German patent marks of the period.  There is some scattered paint loss on the toy so be sure to look the pictures over carefully.  The Beetle measures about 3 3/4" front to back measuring just the body and about 3 1/2" wide across the middle legs.  A fun to watch addition for any tin wind up or Lehmann toy collection!  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS WONDERFUL VINTAGE LEHMANN CRAWLING BEETLE TIN WIND UP TOY.


Price: $225.00
Availability: SOLD