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1960s Black Memorabilia Mint w/Box Toy Minstrel Banjo

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Directory: Archives: Collectibles: Memorabilia: Pre 1960: Item # 281556

Please refer to our stock # BA401 when inquiring.

Offered is an utterly fabulous, EXCELLENT CONDITION, MINT in ORIGINAL BOX, Black Memorabilia, Plastic Toy Banjo / Ukulele / Banjolele complete with original guitar pick, original protective plastic bag, original box cardboard inserts, and original paper booklet of playing instructions!


The Banjo / Ukulele face has fantastic and patriotic, red and blue graphics on white ground featuring a cute Black Minstrel dancer, a Caucasian Banjo/Uke player, 2 Southern Cotton Bolls, and a fab graphic of a Mississippi River boat christened the "Robert E. Lee"!

Even the original box features a delightful graphic of a Black Minstrel playing the banjo/uke!

Made in the USA by MASTRO, New York, no date of manufacture is imprinted; however, given the styling of the graphics on both the banjo face and in the instruction booklet, an early 1960's date of manufacture has been surmised. Additionally, Mastro Co. also made an identically styled early Beatles banjo- further evidence of an early 1960's manufacture date.

Banjo / Uke measures approximately 21 inches long x 9 inches wide x 3 inches deep. Box measures 23" x 9.50" x 3.75". Box has some very subtle edge wear to seams and corners and one of the cardboard carrying handles has ripped with a 1" handle segment missing. Toy is MINT!!! Photos speak for themselves!

A Pristine Piece of Vintage Black Americana!