These jesters are just the bust or top half of the body. More technically, the hands are shown AND they are NOT holding a jesters wand. If they were, they'd be in the section called juster busts holding a jesters wand.
The first one is making that we-have-a-secret finger gesture. He tried winking but it didn't look right in a still shotl
The bottom joker in the picture above - the nose itch guy - is by Bernard Dondorf from Frankfurt, Germany. They were used from ca.1895 until 1933. Here's Joops page about him and his kind. I have two variations now. Joop explains: "NASM stands for Nederlandsch Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Dutch American Steamship Company), which later became the Holland Amerika Lijn, better known now as HAL." He is on the Joker Poster in the 3G position
I'll end this post by reviewing that the joker category of "Busts or Heads" has four subcategories.
- Jesters on a Stick - Yes, there are jokers of jokers wands. Weird, huh?
- Heads Only (no hands).
- Heads with Hands but NO Wands. This post.
- Heads with Hands Holding a Wand.
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