Find of the Week: Thirsty monkey wind-up toy, 1949

Just look at that face. But wait, there's more! This vintage, wind-up mechanical "Thirsty Monkey" toy was made by Alps Japan in 1949. The toy is in perfect working condition, with a nice strong winding mechanism. So fun to watch in action —  his tail starts twirling, he pours his glass, and takes a drink. It is in excellent aesthetic condition, with nice bright, clean clothing, shiny plush fur, and beautiful colors. The only minor flaw is a few stains on the clothing, which doesn't add up to much. The body is made of tin, with plush "fur" and tail, and a plastic cup and bottle. This very unique and attractive toy will make a great addition to any vintage toy collection. And who doesn't love a good monkey? (We do!)

Thirsty Monkey measures 6½" high x 3½" wide & deep. See him in person and witness him in action at Gallery on Main. To see additional photos showing condition and details, visit our Etsy shop.

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