|I am happy to show to you today
one of the prizes of my assortment of Ken Spencer figures. The
reason why I call it a prize is because this figure was owned and
used by the late great Jay Marshall. This figure is in the exact
condition as it was for the better part of 60 years having been
repainted by Jay to look as he wanted him. He has no wig and was
painted to look like he has hair and very pale face although the
paint could have faded out over the years. Other than the repaint he
is an all original figure. He stands 40" tall, has side to side
moving eyes, rolling winker blinker eyes one at a time or both
together and of course slot jaw. He is still dressed in his formal
tuxedo as Jay had dressed him.
This figure was sold at public auction back in 2007 at the Leslie
Hindham galleries, they sold Jay's collection, and it was purchased
by a world renown magic dealer and I was lucky to purchase the
figure from him..
The face on this figure is not your typical Ken Spencer face but the
dish ears and large cup hands are a dead give away as the maker. His
body is wood too and also very typically Ken Spencer.
A wonderful addition to the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
Click here: Jay Marshall (magician) - Wikipedia, the free