Historical information

This figurine of the drapery store owner himself, Oliver Gilpin, also represents the many similar figurines used within his chain stores to display hats and ties. in 1951, the Gilpin business and chain was purchased by G.J. Coles & Co. Ltd.

Physical description

Heavy, painted plaster figurine of man in grey coloured three-piece business suit. Head is of larger proportion, cigar end inserted in mouth. Approximately 15cm x 15 cm x 50cm.

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