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A Quisto Walking Ventriloquist dummy
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A Quisto Walking Ventriloquist dummy

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A Quisto Walking Ventriloquist dummy
with papier-mâché head with eyes moving from side to side, winking, crying, smoking and walking mechanism wearing blue knitted jumper and black trousers --54in. (137cm.) high, paper label inside body cavity 'A. Quisto - Maker of ventriloquial, marionette, punch figures, specialities etc. - 97 St. Pauls Road, SE17' (some wear and flaking, walking mechanism elastics perished and pipes and rubber bulbs missing from smoking and crying actions)

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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

Lot Essay

This dummy was reputedly used in the North of England in summer shows and theatres by comedy entertainer Albert Modley.
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