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    Buffalo Bill Wild West: Cut Out Game & Toy Rifle. The promotion of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was not restricted to posters and programs. Toy manufacturers were licensed to produce Buffalo Bill items to sell to the general public. Given their limited distribution, some of these are quite rare. This extraordinary wooden rubber-band-powered toy rifle is 35" long and marked "Buffalo Bill" on the stock. It "Shoots Every Thing/Arrows, Peas, Beans, Sticks, Stones, Marbles etc. etc.": Anything, in short, that could fit in the groove on top of the "barrel." Made and marketed in 1885, this very rare toy comes with an 1885 advertising card and its original envelope. These are joined with a framed set of three McLoughlin Bros. die cuts (in excellent condition) sold at the Wild West Show at the same time in the mid-1880s.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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