Vintage Palitoy Playthings Peter Brough's Archie Andrews Ventriloquist Doll


Vintage Palitoy Playthings Peter Brough's Archie Andrews Ventriloquist Doll


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Archie Andrews can lay claim to being Britain's first ventriloquist's dummy superstar. He had his own radio show, a television show and a variety of guest spots and live performances. In his heyday in the 1950s, Educating Archie attracted 15 million listeners and boasted appearances by the likes of Tony Hancock, Max Bygraves, Harry Secombe, Beryl Reid and a young Julie Andrews. He lent his name to several lines of merchandising from toys, dolls, games, soap and lollipops.

Archie Andrews was sold at auction in 2005 for £34,000, proving that his popularity has never faded like so many after him.

Made by Palitoy this fun little toy is the perfect companion for any budding ventriloquist. Simply slip your hand through the hole in his jacket back and pull down on the wooden stick to make his mouth and head move.

Still in good working order he shows visible signs of wear and use, including staining to both the fabric of his clothes and his plastic hands, together with a missing felt button from his jacket.

Complete with the original box which is in general good condition again with visible signs of staining, rips and some small graffiti.

Archie measures approximately 38cm long, 14cm wide and 7cm deep, while his box measures 40.5cm long, 17cm wide and 8 cm deep.

Width: 14.0 cm
Height: 38.0 cm
Depth: 7.0 cm

Estimated Time: Less than one week

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Condition: Used

Wear Condition: Apparent Wear and Tear

Brand/Manufacturer: Palitoy Playthings

Date of Manufacture: 1950s

Material: Plastic

Period: Mid 20th Century

Style: Vintage

Listed by: Mark_d802

SKU: 92269131