|The pictures below show larger front and back view of the (2) Small Old Charlie McCarthy Ventriloquism Puppet Character Items in this lot. The items have the character in his tuxedo, top hat, and monocle. These items are not dated but they are believed to be from the 1930s.|
The first item is a hand painted full figure premium celluloid charm. The second item is an old advertising match book cover. It has the matches and striker cut off. The cover pictures Charlie McCarthy in an oval and it is marked as follows:
THE AMOROUS GENTLEMAN IN THE PICTURE IS NONE OTHER THAN CHARLIE McCARTHY, THE MOST FAMOUS BLOCK OF WOOD IN THE WORLD. HE APPEARS IN SAMUEL GOLDWYN'S SPECTACULAR TECHNICOLOR MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES WHICH HAS RUN AN ALL STAR CAST INCLUDING EDGAR BERGEN, THE RITZ BROTHERS, ZORINA, BOBBY CLARK, HELEN JEPSON, ADOLPHE MENJOU, PHIL BAKER, KENNY BAKER, THE AMERICAN BALLET, AND MANY OTHERS.
To judge the sizes, the charm measures 1-5/8'' tall. The charm appears to be in mint as made condition. The match cover is clean, but as mentioned above and pictured, it is missing the matches and striker.