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Buck and the Toby Jug

June 25, 2018

 

Thanks to Buck Macleod for adopting dummy #333, the Toby Jug.  Vent Haven founder W.S. Berger bought this piece in the spring of 1956 for $65, but he had previously bought them from L. Davenport & Co. of London, England, for resale in the U.S. for $31.00.

 

This Toby Jug has moving lower lip, moving upper lip, and moving eyes.  For several years, the eye mechanism was broken and last week I took the piece with me to Portland, Maine, to be fixed by figure maker Austin Phillips.  He did a great job and I'm happy to report that the Toby Jug has his moving eyes