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Original 1950s ZULU-LULU set of 6 swizzle sticks on original card. Very Politically incorrect!

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Docinmd Still Pond,, MD US
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  • Condition This original version has some condition issues, first it has a tear in the left side, and there is some edge wear.
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This is an example of the ORIGINAL 1950s BLACK PLASTIC "ZULU-LULU" swizzle sticks, still stapled to the original display card. 

Note there are 3 different versions of this unusual bar accessory:

1. This is the genuine original USA-made black plastic on a poor quality cardboard. It is not imprinted with a country of origin, hence it's American made. This version uses staples to secure each swizzle stick to the cardboard panel.

2. A different version with dark brown plastic swizzle sticks, on a smoother cardboard. The swizzle sticks are held in place with twine. Also note this variation has the words "Made in Hong Kong" in the lower right hand corner of the panel. These were made in the 1960s and into the early 1970s. 

3. In the 2000s a Chinese reproduction was made of these swizzle sticks. The pieces are held in place with a clear plastic cover glued onto the front of the cardboard. These also have the words "Made in China" on the lower right corner. NOTICE: We have been seeing examples from China that have been trimmed on the bottom, removing 1/4" or more along with the "Made in China" wording. The easiest way to spot these reproductions is the plastic is not black or dark brown, they are typically fake tortoise shell mottled light brown plastic. 

When the original black plastic versions show up for sale, most are for sale for $50 and up, plus shipping.  The Hong-Kong versions are around $35 and up, with the cheap Chinese knock-offs selling for around $20 to $25. [Plus shipping!]

This original version has some condition issues, first it has a tear in the left side, and there is some edge wear, as it IS 60 to 70 years old! See photos for details. 

Free shipping in the Continental 48 USA states only. 

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