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Topic: Is there a price on my head
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Aug 25, 2006 04:23PM)
Hello everyone,

I'm not vent but I do own an old vent doll's head. It's a 'Demon' cheeky boy head with six movents. Mouth, lip curl, eyebrow raise, eyes look to the side, and individual eye winks.

It's in pretty good condition with all the movments are working well.

I was wondering if anyone can give me a ball park figure as to what this might be worth.

many thanks Neal.
Message: Posted by: Ony Carcamo (Aug 26, 2006 12:47AM)
Hi Neal,
It's actually WHO made it that will make a great difference in costs. An antique figure by Mack or Marshall WITH NO ANIMATIONS OTHER THAN THE MOUTH can cost triple or quadruple or much higher than a new figure with many movements by unknown makers. Identify who the maker is and when it's made, if you can. I think that's a logical first step.
Hope this helps.

Message: Posted by: Budihaha (Aug 26, 2006 01:24AM)
Take a lot of picture of your figure from different position, especially the head. Also some picture of the control post & hands. Put those photo on a web so other can see it, then maybe I and others vents can identify the maker.

Is the head, body and hands made from wood or papermache or others?

Good luck!

Budi Ha Ha
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Aug 26, 2006 06:29AM)
Thanks onykenet, The make is 'Demon'. I don't think the company exists anymore. They used to be a supplier of magic effects and I think were something to do with the 'vampire' company.

Buidihha, It's a cheeky boy head made of papier-mache with a wooden control post. your idea about the photo's is a good one. I'll see if I can get round to getting some done.

Cheers Neal.
Message: Posted by: Ony Carcamo (Aug 26, 2006 08:10AM)
Or you may want to check ebay regularly. It lists several vent figures and from there you can more or less make an approximate value of your dummy head.
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Aug 26, 2006 02:49PM)
The London magic company Davenport's used "Demon" as a sort of trade name for their products - "the Demon Book Test" etc. Dunno if they made vent figures, but they're still in business. Maybe ask them.
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Aug 26, 2006 06:37PM)
Thanks cheesewrestler, It does indeed carry a Davenport's 'Demon' trade name marking/plaque/label. Thanks for jogging my memory about their connection with the Demon name. Very helpful. I shall follow it up.

Cheers Neal.
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Aug 26, 2006 07:38PM)
Glad to help!