I’m new here. Hopefully this is the right place for this question. It seems like there was a thread for “what’s it - what’s it worth” but I have been unable to find it after registering. Sorry.
It’s not my first yo-yo but I found it cleaning out my grandfather’s tool box. I’m not sure I want to sell it as it reminds me of him, but I am curious what it is. I have been unable to find anything on it.
It’s a Duncan made of wood. 1.75" in diameter and about 1" thick with large rounded corners.
Side 1: DUNCAN REG.U.S.PAT YO-YO
Side 2: YO-YAMA WOHLINE NEW YORK
I’ve seen many pics of these small wooden Duncans but none matching these markings. I suspect it was a promotional Yo-Yo for some company. The only thing I can find related to any of these key words is that there was a clothing company in New York in 1920 called L. WOHL & Co. that made a line of childrens dresses called “WOHLINE”. The picture advertisement I found was published in 1920. I couldn’t find how long this company was in business but it looks like Duncan didn’t start until 1929. Perhaps there is no connection here. Maybe it’s an entirely different and much more recent “WOHLINE”.
Anyone seen this before? Looks like a common Duncan shape but again, I haven’t found any reference to these markings. See attached picture.