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We all know the story about the fictional character called Pinocchio – the wooden puppet carved by a shoemaker in a small Italian village, a puppet who dreamed of transforming into a real boy. As a kid I could totally relate to him not because of his grand nose but for his penchant for spinning tales and fabricating lies for a whole host of reasons – these days as an antique dealer I would never dream of spinning tales like I did back in my youth though I must say I know a few people in the business who might be well suited with a name like “PINOCCHIO” For offer is a beautifully preserved tin toy from 1939, and although his nose doesn’t grow when he is wound up he certainly struggles when it comes to making direct eye contact!