12 December 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 294
GBP 250 - GBP 350
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993
A prop plunger constructed of metal, composition and rubber, the base inscribed in black ink Amalgamated Stool Stomper -- 4¾in. (12cm.) long -- made for the 1993 Touchstone Pictures film The Nightmare Before Christmas; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance and a colour reproduction of a corresponding still (3)
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In the film, Lock, Shock and Barrel use a plunger to push Sandy Claws down into Oogie Boogie's lair. This plunger has holes in the shaft where it was attached to the hands of the puppet.
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