Original Effanbee Charlie McCarthy


I have today for sale an original Effanbee Charlie McCarthy. He stands 20″ tall and is dressed in his original formal tuxedo. The original shirt and vest are also present.

The tux has some damage on the shoulder seams from age but still displays well. He has all original paint in outstanding condition with age cracks typical of composition dolls made in the 1930’s.

The red lips have been touched up. He comes with a very nice old top hat (non original ) which fits him perfectly. I have also included an Effanbee pinback ( copy ) which you almost never find.

It is signed on the back of the neck Edgar Bergen’s Charlie McCarthy an Effanbee Product. He still has his monocle and pull string for the jaw although the rubber band inside has deteriorated and will have to be replaced to work.

I love these figures and have many and this is the way I like to find them. I did close ups to show the age cracking but from a foot away the seem to disappear.

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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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