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Coro 1930's Charlie McCarthy Edger Bergen Mechanical Figural Fur Clip Book Piece

Coro 1930's Charlie McCarthy Edger Bergen Mechanical Figural Fur Clip Book Piece

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Can be personalized: No
  • Materials: mixed metal, enamel
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Description

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his sidekick Charlie McCarthy were very popular in the late 1930’s and 1940’s. This highly collectable figural fur clip is marked “Pat 2038343” and “MF’D UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENSE FROM EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE MCCARTHY INC.” on the back side. The patent was issued to Gaston Candas in 1936 and was produced by Cohn & Rosenberger (Coro).

The fur clip is shown in the book “American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950”, Brunialti, page 94, where the clip is pictured along with the utility patent, the 1937 advertisement, and a photo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

This piece was advertised in the October 29, 1937 Women's Wear Daily. They showed a drawing of the clip, and the following text: "Charlie McCarthy, the dummy of the radio, enters the jewelry field in this amusing clip with a press clip which moves the lower lip and chin exactly in the fashion of the original."

This fun mechanical figural is in very good condition with only minor age appropriate wear to the enamel. The mechanical mouth works fine as does the fur clip. It measures approximately 1-1/4" tall by 7/8" wide.

For International customers, please note that VAT and/or customs fees are not included in the price of the item or shipping costs. Those are fees charged by your country and you will be liable for these, if any, once the item reaches your country.
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his sidekick Charlie McCarthy were very popular in the late 1930’s and 1940’s. This highly collectable figural fur clip is marked “Pat 2038343” and “MF’D UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENSE FROM EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE MCCARTHY INC.” on the back side. The patent was issued to Gaston Candas in 1936 and was produced by Cohn & Rosenberger (Coro).

The fur clip is shown in the book “American Costume Jewelry: Art & Industry, 1935-1950”, Brunialti, page 94, where the clip is pictured along with the utility patent, the 1937 advertisement, and a photo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

This piece was advertised in the October 29, 1937 Women's Wear Daily. They showed a drawing of the clip, and the following text: "Charlie McCarthy, the dummy of the radio, enters the jewelry field in this amusing clip with a press clip which moves the lower lip and chin exactly in the fashion of the original."

This fun mechanical figural is in very good condition with only minor age appropriate wear to the enamel. The mechanical mouth works fine as does the fur clip. It measures approximately 1-1/4" tall by 7/8" wide.

For International customers, please note that VAT and/or customs fees are not included in the price of the item or shipping costs. Those are fees charged by your country and you will be liable for these, if any, once the item reaches your country.

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ALL returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. Return process must be started within 7 business days of receipt of item beginning with a convo to me advising of the return and item must be return shipped within 14 business days of start of return process. Item returned must be in the same condition as when shipped.

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