Out of the Ordinary

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Date of the auction: 12.02.2019

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A SORCERER'S MIRROR

A SORCERER'S MIRROR, 19th century, with an unusual dark red circular plate with graduated mirrored convex roundels, within a wooden frame, 19cm diameter

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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2 FACE MAN

2 FACE MAN, a large mid-20th century fairground-style, folk art, hand-painted canvas, with the title '2 FACE MAN ALIVE', 300 x 180cm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A SMALL SORCERER'S MIRROR

A SMALL SORCERER'S MIRROR, 19th century, with an unusual dark red circular plate with graduated mirrored convex roundels and a mirror on the reverse, within a wooden frame, 9.5cm diameter

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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'SWING ALONG'

'SWING ALONG', 1963, original plexiglass pinball machine, the back glass from an American Gottlieb, Chicago pinball machine, artwork by Roy Parker, 56 x 66cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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FAIRGROUND LAMPS

FAIRGROUND LAMPS, 1950s or 60s, two impressive brightly painted metal fairground lamps, 52cm high (2

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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FAIRGROUND HORSE

FAIRGROUND HORSE, early 20th century, a carved wooden and polychrome painted fairground carousel mount in the form of a prancing horse, 137cm long, 152cm high, mounted on a later stand

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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'ABRACADABRA'

'ABRACADABRA', 1975, the original back glass from an American Gottlieb, Chicago pinball machine, artwork by Gordon Morison, 50 x 56cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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MONKEY BAND

MONKEY BAND, ¨ modern, a well-presented taxidermy group of three monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) playing guitars, 60 x 57cm Annex B

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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GROWLER DOG

GROWLER DOG, early 20th century, a papier mâché growler dog, 48cm wide, 23cm deep, 36cm high

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION POSTER

A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION POSTER, early 20th century, an American magic lantern exhibition small poster or hand bill, together with a ticket for the exhibition: 'An evening's entertainment that is worth a college course, may save a doctor's bill,, and equal to a trip around the globe', 28 x 20cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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ROYAL ACORN DAIRY

ROYAL ACORN DAIRY, late Victorian, an impressive and highly detailed taxidermy diorama, with two squirrels at the kitchen table baking and a hedgehog knocking at the front door, details include a hand-painted backdrop, brass milk churns and, miniature mounted skulls on the walls, 93cm wide, 30cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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STOATS

STOATS, late Victorian, a detailed and well-presented John Cooper and Sons taxidermy diorama of two stoats, with one of the stoats killing a rabbit, mounted in a glazed bow-fronted case, 30 x 51cm The firm of Coopers flourished during the 19th, century and the first half of the 20th century, and is

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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SQUIRRELS DRINKING

SQUIRRELS DRINKING, late Victorian, a taxidermy diorama of two squirrels drinking, 48 x 28cm

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A WOODEN CAROUSEL FIGHTING BULL early 20th century

A WOODEN CAROUSEL FIGHTING BULL early 20th century, French, with carved ornamental saddle, sword and banderillas, 120cm long, 69cm high

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A FRENCH FAIRGROUND SWINGBOAT c.1930s

A FRENCH FAIRGROUND SWINGBOAT c.1930s, painted wood with metal fittings, with 'S.S. France' painted on the side, 140cm long

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £250 - £450

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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GIPSY HARRIET LEE

GIPSY HARRIET LEE, three painted wooden fairground sandwich boards relating to Harriet Lee, granddaughter of Nancy Lee, 'She told the future to Freddy Starr, Nicholas Parsons, Lionel Blair, John Lennon, Princess Grace of Monaco and Walter, Swinburn', 70cm wide, 145cm high

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A FAIRGROUND MIRROR

A FAIRGROUND MIRROR, a large vintage 'house of mirrors' fairground convex distorting mirror, with wood surround, 68cm wide, 12cm deep, 193cm high

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A FAIRGROUND MIRROR

A FAIRGROUND MIRROR, a large vintage 'house of mirrors' fairground convex distorting mirror, with wood surround, 68cm wide, 12cm deep, 193cm high

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A PAINTED FAIRGROUND PANEL

A PAINTED FAIRGROUND PANEL, of bow form, painted with a fairground scene, indistinctly signed, the back rail fitted with light fittings, 155cm wide, 65cm high

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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STYLE ART DECO FAIRGROUND PILLARS

A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN-STYLE ART DECO FAIRGROUND PILLARS, c.1936, British, the carved wooden capitals made by Lakins, the fairground scenery-makers, open-backed with cut sides, 234cm high (2

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A CLOWN HEAD AND BOOTS late 20th century

A CLOWN HEAD AND BOOTS late 20th century, a large, fibreglass, brightly coloured, clown head mask and comedy green boots, head 40cm wide, 48cm high (3

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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FOUR AMERICAN FAIRGROUND ANIMAL SCENERY PANELS

FOUR AMERICAN FAIRGROUND ANIMAL SCENERY PANELS, c.1950, possibly from the musical Carousel, painted wood in the form of an ostrich, turkey, pig and cat, 182cm high (4) These are exact copies of Dentzel panels

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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*HÉLÈNE DETROYAT (French

*HÉLÈNE DETROYAT (French, 1899-1951) A BEARDED LADY HOLDING AN OSTRICH FEATHER Signed and dated '32' l.l., oil on canvas 116.3 x 81.3cm Bearded ladies have long been popular showground entertainers; a notable recent example is the 2014 Eurovision, Song Contest winner, Conchita Wurst. *Artist's

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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THE MOST DARING DANGEROUS DANCE EVER PERFORMED

THE MOST DARING DANGEROUS DANCE EVER PERFORMED, a 1940s poster for the famous and sensational Marqueez and 'Her internationally famous Temptation Dance, the gold paint of which must not be worn on the human body for more than 20 minutes', 74 x 50cm

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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SKULLS AND SKELETONS

SKULLS AND SKELETONS, a film prop relief wall panel with skulls and skeletal remains, foam and latex rubber on a wooden backing board, 122cm wide, 21cm deep, 153cm high

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A FRENCH GRAND ETTEILLA TAROT READER'S DECK early 20th century

A FRENCH GRAND ETTEILLA TAROT READER'S DECK early 20th century, French, a set of tarot cards numbered 1-78 with two blank cards (80

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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FRENCH SCHOOL MONEY UP FRONT 20th century

FRENCH SCHOOL MONEY UP FRONT 20th century, oil on canvas 60 x 51cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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COLA SIGN

A FRENCH ENAMEL COCA-COLA SIGN, 'Buvez Coca-Cola, Marque Reposée', 43.5 x 145cm, and a reproduction Coca-Cola plastic button sign, 89.5cm diameter (2

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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ARMED BANDIT

A MILLS' ONE-ARMED BANDIT, an American Mills' 'Special Award 777' one-armed bandit fruit machine from an amusement arcade, 66cm high

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 12 Feb 2019

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A MONUMENTAL SIZE 'GAME OF THRONES' NEEDLEWORK AND EMBROIDERY PANEL

A MONUMENTAL SIZE 'GAME OF THRONES' NEEDLEWORK AND EMBROIDERY PANEL, 2016, a monumental size embroidery panel of a scene from the hit show Game of Thrones, made of embroidery thread, printed and dyed leather, manipulated fabric, surface stitchery,, beads and metal thread, ribbons, Swarovski

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 12 Feb 2019