JUVENILES: SKIPPY RIDING TOYS

Skippy was an American comic strip written and drawn by Percy Crosby and published from 1923 to 1945. A highly popular, acclaimed and influential feature about rambunctious fifth-grader Skippy Skinner, it was adapted into films, a novel and a radio show. An early influence on Charles Shultz and an inspiration for his ‘Peanuts,’ Skippy is considered one of the classics of the form.

Designed by top stylists Harold L Van Doren and John Gordon Rideout, who had just made their name with a revolutionary new style of radio, the Air King, a completely new range of Skippy products from American National made its debut in 1933. The 23 Skippy items included tricycles, pedal cars, bicycles, scooters, coaster wagons and sleds…

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Items in this Collection

1933 Skippy Racer wooden coaster wagon

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1933 Skippy Velocipede Tricycle

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1937 Skippy ‘Health Bike’ Tricycles

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1937 Skippy Sno-Plane Sled

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1937 Skippy Streamline Velocipede Tricycle

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1938 ‘Skippy Racer’ Streamlined Scooter

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