The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion.
The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion.
The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion.
The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion.
(Movable Toy)

The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion.

British made, (c. 1930). Moveable doll set, complete with original envelope and instructions. The Charlie Chaplin doll, with his signature mustache and bowler cap, is decked out in a red and yellow waistcoat with a matching red bow tie and yellow flower. His legs are jointed at the hips and knees to move freely. As the "confidential instructions" explain, the doll could be rigged up with very fine string so it seems to dance all on its own. This illusion "will amuse and mystify your friends for hours," provided no one spoils the fun by telling your friends how it works ("Please do not divulge the secret of this novelty to your friends.") Two creases to instruction sheet, and envelope with wear and some paper loss to edges and affecting the feet of the front illustration. Doll itself is in fine condition, with all joints operating smoothly. Item #26962

Price: $375.00