It is in perfect working order. Overall condition is excellent - near mint. Tin litho, plastic and clothing are very nice and clean.
No rust or corrosion anywhere. Battery compartment & base are excellent. Drum is in exceptional, undamaged condition. It still has the clear cellophane intact.
The 6 correct actions of this toy when operating follow: (1) Nose lights up, (2) Head moves from side to side, (3) Left arm plays the snare drum, (4) Right arm plays the cymbal, (5) Left foot plays the cymbals, (6) Right foot plays the bass drum. This toy has been tested and works well.
It is listed on page 44. It is a 1960's era toy made by the Alps Co. The box is complete in average / good condition It does have a large number of clear tape repairs on the lid. Still is nice for display.Would make a nice addition to any, clown, circus or carnival themed collection. These drumming toys are very fun to watch. Everyone should have one in their collection. The item "MINT 1960s BATTERY OPERATED CHARLIE THE DRUMMING CLOWN TIN LITHO MUSICAL TOY MIB" is in sale since Monday, January 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970". The seller is "dogfoxy" and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.