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Published November 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Papier mache and wood figures wrestle

The two papier mache and wood figures wrestling with the help of some strings are 19th-century politicians who couldn’t agree on anything. The toy and original box sold for $180 at Jackson’s Auctions in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Most people today would not recognize the pair, Disraeli and Gladstone, as famous British politicians during the reign of Queen Victoria.

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