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Lot Number: 1
An unusual collection of ephemera and props relating to Prof. Ernie Leech, humorist, ventriloquist and descriptive vocalist. Included in the lot is a full ventriloquist dummy with body and moving parts to the head, four further heads, the original travelling trunk with label inscribed ''Prof. Ernie with his Lilliputian Pierrots'', two framed and glazed posters for Collins' Hippodrome, Stoke on Trent and The Lyseum Theatre, Heywood dated 1905, and ephemera including a photograph of Ernie Leech with one of the dummies seated upon his knee, related music scores, etc. Ernie Leech was the grandfather of the vendor and was a well know character from Crewe. In later life he became the licensee of The Angel Hotel in Victoria Street, Crewe and continued to work as a ventriloquist and speaker throughout the area.
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Estimate: £200 - £400

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Mechanisms need attention, but mostly working. Cracking to the faces and hair loss throughout.

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Lot Number: 2
An early 20th century toy ventriloquist's dummy with composite head and arms, pull string mouth control, height 41cm.
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Estimate: £20 - £30

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Lot Number: 3
A carved beech Black Forest type wall bracket, with shaped top section and carved lower section decorated with a crab, fish and various fruits, length 66cm.
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Estimate: £60 - £100

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Lot Number: 4
A small eight drawer pine collector's cabinet with two drawers above six graduated drawers, height 50cm.
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Estimate: £30 - £50

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Lot Number: 5
A Victorian rosewood and mother of pearl inlaid rectangular workbox (lacking interior) and a mother of pearl inlaid box (2).
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Estimate: £20 - £40

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Lot Number: 6
A Victorian rosewood rectangular workbox with compartmentalised lift-out tray, for restoration, width 28cm.
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Estimate: £20 - £30

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Lot Number: 7
A Victorian walnut and brass detailed dome topped trinket box, width 20.5cm.
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Estimate: £30 - £50

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Lot Number: 8
A Korean elm brass bound rectangular trinket box with fish shaped lock, width 35.5cm, and another similar (2).
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Estimate: £50 - £70

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Lot Number: 9
A Victorian papier-mâché mother of pearl inlaid and floral painted tea caddy, the domed hinged lid enclosing two lidded compartments, plinth base, width 17.5cm (af).
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Estimate: £60 - £100

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Lot Number: 10
A Victorian rosewood tea caddy, the hinged lid enclosing three lidded compartments and with waisted sides, width 33cm (for restoration).
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Estimate: £20 - £40

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