Lot 359: Get Off The Earth Puzzle Mystery

PBA Galleries

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Lot 359: Author: N/A; Title: Get Off The Earth Puzzle Mystery; Place Published: No place; Publisher: Sam Loyd; Date Published: c.1896; Description: Chromolithograph card with rotating wheel, 16x17 cm (6 ¼x6¾"). Metal center piece and brad.A novelty card, featuring stereotype images of Chinese men, when the wheel is rotated the picture changes. "When the button is down, there are thirteen Chinamen; move the button up, and there are only twelve. Where does he go? Patented in 1896; beneath the patent notice is stamped "in the United States and Manufactured there." Condition: Some creasing and soiling, tape repair on reverse; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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