I have the pleasure of showing to
you this wonderful Mortimer style figure which was created by Pinxy
in the late 1930's. This figure was purchased from Pinxy by Nick
Tomei and was in his collection right up until he passed away. It
was then sold through auction and passed through a couple hands
before becoming a part of the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
He is a full 40" tall and is in wonderful original condition. The
functions are slot jaw, side to side eyes and one eye is a rolling
winker. Very unusual to have moving eyes in a Mortimer style figure.
They are still intentionally cockeyed like the original Mortimer but
they move. The original paint is just great.
He is dressed in a very snappy suit of the period and even his shoes
are the strange color that the original Mortimer wore. Just a great
example of Pinxy's work and the influence that Edgar Bergen's
figures had on other makers of the time.