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    Posted 10 years ago

    primal71
    (15 items)

    I don't know if this is an original Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus toy, or just an average toy, but it looks rather old. I can't find any date on it, just the manufacturer name on the bottom, which is HAJI.

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    1. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 10 years ago
      I believe it originally had an umbrella. here is a link. i think this one on the link is newer but its a vintage toy sight. I have seen this one before, but cant remember how old
      http://webhosting.web.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://www.oldtoytown.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hrdcircus.jpg&target=tlx_pici3gv&title=6-inch%20Tin%20Mechanical%20Circus%20Elephant%20w/%20Box
    2. primal71, 10 years ago
      Well that one looks close to this one, except for the back feet, ball color and umbrella. Thanks for the research though.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Haji Toys / Mansei Gangu / Mansei Toy Co. Ltd. Japan. Founded in 1951. Trademark /Logo = “HAJI” in an oval
    4. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 10 years ago
      oh good, its a nice piece
    5. primal71, 10 years ago
      Another piece of info I discovered on it trgrubaugh....Haji means a Muslim who has been to Mecca
    6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Founded in 1951, Mansei Toy Co. Ltd. (which often used the trademark "Haji" name on its toy cars) was a small Tokyo-based toy maker that focused mainly on producing toys in the vehicle category, but occasionally produced other metal toys as well. Haji is not known to have produced any toys beyond the 1960s.
      Found this on this site :>http://mustangtoys.com/Mansei.htm
      Just FYI I googled "HADJI TOY TRUCKS"
    7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      Scratch that " Haji toys "
    8. primal71, 10 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the help...mystery solved!
    9. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 10 years ago
      oh good
    10. Gillian, 6 years ago
      I googled Haji circus elephant, and found one that had just sold at auction. The vendor is in Israel.

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