1937 Effanbee Charlie McCarthy

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I am offering today a wonderful original 1937 Effanbee Charlie McCarthy which displays perfectly for any collector of Charlie McCarthy. He stands 20″ tall has his original pull string ( band needs to be replaced) and monocle and his face paint is very fine.

He has the usual age crack staring at the mouth corner but virtually no other cracking. His hair was touched up at one point but looks great. He is still in his original tuxedo which does have a couple holes but as I said displays great (it can be stitched up, but I like leaving things original).

I am also including a top hat and an Effanbee (reproduction) pin back on his collar. These were sold back in the 1930’s and caused all the other toy companies to sell dolls that were kind of like Charlie but this was the only one sold with Edgar Bergen’s endorsement which imprinted on the back of the neck.

He was sculpted by Virginia Curtis Austin and was made out of wood composition. The price is a very reasonable.

Click here to see the 1937 Effanbee Charlie McCarthy




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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