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    Posted 9 years ago

    LauraJ27
    (40 items)

    This is very old! Is it rare? What is the value of something like this? Any information would be very helpful to me.

    Thank you :)

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    1. solver solver, 9 years ago
      "The Educated Monkey" toy was originally patented June 27, 1916 by William H. Robertson. Just my opinion, but to my eyes yours doesn't look original and it has been reproduced.

      Here is a great page that illustrates the 1916 version:
      http://www.officemuseum.com/kids.htm

      Here is a photo of the reproduction and comprehensive information about the original toy:
      http://www.grand-illusions.com/acatalog/Educated_Monkey.html

      Here is the original U. S. patent:
      http://www.google.com/patents?id=h3ZnAAAAEBAJ&printsec=drawing&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

    2. LauraJ27 LauraJ27, 9 years ago
      Hi!
      It is orginal. It has that patent date on it. I tried to take a photo of the date with my camera but it would not focus. :)
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 9 years ago
      Here you go. Hake's is an excellent source for prices
      http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?ListID=159&ItemNo=89378

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