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Lot 4 (Out of the Ordinary, 11th February 2020)


c.1930s/1940s, depicting a grinning US Army officer, within a gilt border and a pine frame,
120 x 114cm

Edwin Hall is widely considered as one of the greatest fairground artists of the 20th century, along with Fred Fowle, who described Hall as 'the finest showman's decorator there ever was'. Throughout the last one hundred and fifty years or so, travelling funfairs have perfectly captured the British appetite for uninhibited pleasure-seeking. By the end of the nineteenth century, fairs had become a feature of the holiday calendar in both town and country, and the Industrial Revolution, along with other technical advancements of the 20th century, gave rise to new and exciting rides such as the Whip and the Caterpillar, and transformed the classic waltzer and dodgems.

£400 - £600

Buyer's premium: 30.00% (inclusive of VAT, where applicable)


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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Out of the Ordinary, 11th February 2020


7 February 2020, 9am - 5pm
9 February 2020, 10am - 1pm
10 February 2020, 9am - 5pm
11 February 2020, from 9am

Removal of Lots

All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020.  Selected lots remaining after this date will be removed to:  Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.  Removal will be at a cost of £20 per lot and storage will be charged at £2 per lot, per day.


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