Back in the 1950's there were quite a few makers of
ventriloquist figures and one of the more obscure makers was
Cecil Gough. He made figures with both the English style
mouth, moving leather lower lip, and slot jaw. His figures
were cast from Celastic, a cloth permeated with plastic, and
they came in a variety of styles and sizes.
His figures today do not fetch a large sum but are quite
interesting and I have owned a couple. I dare say they are
rare today but when looking at his catalogue you say to
yourself where are they.
One of the great things
that Mr Gough gave you with his figures was a choice of some
fantastic clothing of the period. The different style suits
are simply terrific. Look close at the pictures and you will
see what I mean. I wish I could purchase them today!!
I hope you enjoy looking at this 1955 Gough catalogue.
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