Here's a REAL rarity! First, a very brief bit of background... Ellisdon & Son was sort of the British equivalent of the "Johnson-Smith Company" and "S.S. Adams"...all rolled into one! They had a HUGE magic and novelty business going in the early part of the last century. Ellisdon & Son published many of their own booklets and, like their U.S. counterparts, supplied material to not only amateur magicians but ventriloquists, too. I have several different pamphlets on ventriloquism that E&S released over the years.
Several years ago, I acquired a collection of vent dialogues that had originally been sold by Ellisdon & Son. There were quite a number of duplicates in the lot, thus the inclusion of this rarity here. This 5" x 7-1/4" single-fold pamphlet features an original dialogue for vent and one figure. Stated on the dialogue, "...should suffice for a ten or fifteen minutes performance." Circa 1908. Can't be too many of these around!
Would I recommend using the material in a show for today's audiences? Probably not...but it's a really cool and VERY RARE collectible for the serious collector of ventriloquiana!
In near mint condition. Comes archivally protected in a mylar bag with acid-free backboard.
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Ventriloquial Dialogue - Published by Ellisdon & Son circa 1908
- Product Code: VD - VB12
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- Ex Tax: $10.00