George Bernard Shaw figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)

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George Bernard Shaw figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 2

A painted cast lead figure of George Bernard Shaw, scaled to gauge 0, made by Heyde for Bassett-Lowke.

This was part of a set of "personality" passenger figures released by Bassett-Lowke in around 1925 as accessories for their gauge 0 model railways.

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The piece was originally supplied in a small card box with a large sticker proclaiming:

" The most discussed man and greatest playwright of the day. His plays are known the world over. "St. Joan" described as the finest play since Shakespeare. A persistant (sic) crusader against humbug. The wittiest living Irishman and a brilliant debater. A rebel, a reformer, a Puritan, a prophet, and a Socialist ! "

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