M - Heads & Figurines

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Malvolio

Produced 1993 to 1995. Sculpted be W R Bossons. Height 4 inches.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malvolio.jpg (9141 bytes) The Shakespearian Comedies Collection comprises of Katherina, Portia, Falstaff, Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Limited to 9500 copies. Model can be used as wall ornament of free-standing shelf ornament.

Mandolin Player

Produced 1959  to 1963. Height 10 inches. Wall Figurine Composite. With orange or yellow shawl. There is also a rarer pink version. Forms a set with Drummer. Mandolin Player was one of the first Character wall figurines to be produced after Snake Charmer

 

Rarity - Fairly Common. 'Pink shawl' version is Rare.
                   

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'Orange Shawl' version.

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'Yellow Shawl' version. Note above that the skin colours can also vary between Dark and Light skin

Rarer 'Pink shawl' version

Merry Go Round Lamp See Lamps    

Mexican

Produced 1959. Height 8 inches. Difficult to find in good condition. There is a version with diamonds painted inside the cross pattern on the sombrero. See Detailed Study.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mexican Seniorita

Also called 'Mystery Lady' or 'Mexican Lady'. Probably produced around 1959.

 

The Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly 3no know examples, this example has the older stamp markings on the back - there may be an example with a newer stamp mark on the back   (ie - BOSSONS ENGLAND COPYRIGHT RESERVE   P)

Mexican Seniorita (cont)

Photographs kindly supplied by Dennis L of Canada

   

Mickey Mouse

Produced from 1961 to 1962. Height 9 inches.

 

Rarity - One of the Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The "Stars of Disneyland" set comprises of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and the "Disney Characters" car.    

Mikado

Produced 1963 to 1965. Sculpted be Fred Wright. Height 14 inches. Forms a set with Geisha. There is a version with a detailed painting of the Fan.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mimi

Produced 1969 to 1970. 9 inches tall. Wall Figurine Composite.

Possibly 3no known examples

 

Rarity -The Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa, Mimi and Pony Girl form the 'Child Studies' set.

 

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Miniature African Masks See Pottery Products - The set comprises of Ibo, Baule, Baluba, Ibibio    

Miner

Produced 1984 to 1996. Sculpted be Alice Brindley. Height 6 inches.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Riverboat Gambler See 'Riverboat Gambler'    
Mickey Mouse

Produced from 1961 to 1962. Height 9 inches. Note - Listed as a Pottery product but actually made from Gypsum.

 

Rarity - One of the Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "Stars of Disneyland" set comprises of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and the "Disney Characters" car

Minnie Mouse

Produced from 1961 to 1962. Height 9 inches. Note - Listed as a Pottery product but actually made from Gypsum.

 

Rarity - One of the Rarest
                   

The "Stars of Disneyland" set comprises of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and the "Disney Characters" car

Montenegrin

Produced 1963 to 1966. Sculpted be Fred Wright. Height 8 inches. Series A Composite.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moriarty

Produced 1987 to 1996. Sculpted be Alice Brindley. Height 6.25 inches. Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson & Moriarty form a set based on the characters in books written by by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moroccan Shelf

Produced 1963 to 1966. Sculpted be Fred Wright. Height 6 inches. Based on the Persian wall mask. There is also a lamp version.

Rarer version with red shirt and white robe.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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White Moroccan Shelf

Moroccan Base Lamp See Lamps (also see Persian Wall Mask)    

Mozart

Produced 1991 to 1994. Sculpted be Alice Brindley. Height 7 inches.

 

Rarity - Fairly Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mozart the famous Austrian composer.

Mr Bumble

Produced 1970  to 1996.  Height 5 inches. Forms part of the 10no 'Charles Dickens Series Composites'. Older version with light blue tunic, newer version with dark blue tunic.

 

Rarity - Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later dark blue tunic.

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Earlier light blue tunic.

Mr Bumble (Con't)    

Mr Micawber

Produced 1964  to 1996. Sculpted be Fred Wright. Height 5.5  inches.  Forms part of the 10no 'Charles Dickens Series Composites'.

Rarity - Common
                   

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Earlier models have a grey necktie and a protruding wire mount. The later versions have a purple necktie and recessed wire mount.

 

Mounting Boards

There are a bunch of the so called "common" heads that were on backboards. There is a red backing, blue, and white / grey textured backings. Bossons always used a paper label underneath the heads.

Mr. Micawber (Ivorex)

2 1/4" x 5"  figurine

 

 

Rarity - The Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bossons Ivorex

Ivorex figurines include, Little Neil, Oliver Twist, Mr Micawber, Mr Pickwick, Tony Weller.

This the 'Osborne Ivorex' model that is very similar and was produced prior to 'Bossons Ivorex'. The colouring on the 'Bossons Ivorex model is brighter. (Photographs supplied by Scott C)

Mr Pickwick

Produced 1964  to 1996. Sculpted be Fred Wright. Height 5.5  inches. Forms part of the Dickens Collection. There is a version with black edging to the collar.

 

Rarity - Common.

The Experimental Model is 'Extremely Rare'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Pickwick with black edge

 

Experimental Model - Mounted on a display card of red felt, with the name of Mr. Pickwick at the bottom of the card. Bossons mark on the collar. Information on the back of the card states "This is an advanced sample subject to final adjustments in the position of the head on the display card"

Model is slightly larger than the standard Mr Pickwick (5.5Hx3.75Wx2.50Deep). Registered copyright date on the rear is 1959. Stamped on base is - Mr Pickwick 1964 Bossons England.

 Mr. Pickwick

(Ivorex)

2 1/2" x 4 3/4" figurine.

 

 

Rarity - The Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bossons Ivorex

Ivorex figurines include, Little Neil, Oliver Twist, Mr Micawber, Mr Pickwick, Tony Weller.

This the 'Osborne Ivorex' model that is very similar and was produced prior to 'Bossons Ivorex'. The colouring on the 'Bossons Ivorex model is brighter. (Photographs supplied by Scott C)

Mr Pickwick

Very rare model with no glasses

 

Rarity - 'Extremely Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph kindly supplied by Scott C in NJ

Mr Wang

Released to Members of the IBCS in 1996. At the time it sold for $85.

 

Rarity - 1st Edition is 'One of the Rarest'. The 2nd Edition is 'Rare'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The original 1st Edition Mr Wang - very rare. Sculptured by Fred Wright in 1962. Never put into production