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early PELHAM Marionettes

LULABELLE. African native or possilby a hula dancer? dark skinned native girl wearing grass skirt; exaggerated puffy red lips with black fuzzy hair. and green eyes. large size approx. 24" tall. She is holding what appear to be Maracas in her hands. She comes with her paperwork inside early style box. there is some paint chipping on parts of her arms and legs. her face looks great. overall excellent with original box. early and scarce ethnic toy! 325.00

SKELETON. fantastic marionette. the bones shake and rattle.spooky; eerie; realistic! Great Halloween direction. Mint in early brown box. Rarely found this nice! 350.00

WITCH. talker (moving mouth). 14" tall. holding broom. Pointed black felt witch's hat. has minor wear to tip of her nose. clothing is bright and clean. overall near mint. has the old style solid brown box. the paper label on boxtop is in rough shape. Includes original paperwork. 185.00


Later PELHAM Marionettes

(click for view of "shoe box" style box)
from England. 1960's vintage.

SL6 BALLET DANCER with black hair. lilac eye shadow. White dress. Silver pointed to ballet shoes! Mint in window box; box is near mint. Not a real common one. 119.50

SL17. BIMBO CLOWN. superbly detailed head and face. red yarn hair; red & white striped oversized bowtie; back and white checkered pants! near mint. window style display box. box does show wear. 100.00

SL17. BIMBO CLOWN. superbly detailed head and face. red yarn hair; red & white striped oversized bowtie; back and white checkered pants! near mint to mint. window style display box. box does show wear. 119.50

SM.  BOY.  talker.  blue cap.  reddish maroon shirt with white collar.  green checkered plaid pants.  no box.  excellent plus or nicer.  95.00

A8. CAT. black with white. pink inner ears. blue eyes. red bow. white paws. near mint to mint. only includes the top half of his card stock box. 65.00

CINDERELLA. long blonde hair. long satiny pink gown with gauzy multicolored panel in front. Silver feet. 12" tall. mint but NO box. 95.00

    SL.   CINDERELLA. long blonde hair. long satiny pink gown with gauzy multicolored panel in front. Silver feet. 12" tall. near mint to mint in window display box.  120.00

CLEVER WILLIE - Clown. non-talker with large bulbous wooden nose. Hand painted facial features; elongate head with tuft red hair an pointed yellow hat. Red outfit with white polka dots. Green collar "ruffle". Old style wooden hinged feet. Molded hands. excellent plus to near mint. 99.00

DUTCH BOY. non-talker. about 13" tall to top of black felt hat. blue & white checkered pants; red shirt; yellow felt vest. colors strong and bright. older with wooden legs. no flaws. near mint to mint; no box. 100.00

FRITZI The Soldier. painted facial features. red blouse with yellow buttons. gray pants with red stripe down the sides. mint but no box. 95.00

SS7. FRITZI The Soldier. painted facial features. red blouse with yellow buttons. gray pants with red stripe down the sides. box is worn. mint in box. 110.00

SL1. HANSEL from Hansel und Gretal. yellow hair. blue and white checked shirt. greenish blue pants with green legs. mint in yellow window box. box is near mint to mint. 95.00

SL. GRETAL from Hansel and Gretal. long BLONDE Hair. no braids. very detailed molded face. red blouse with white sleeve. green neckerchief. brown skirt with white and yellow plaid apron. green feet. hair is a bit unruly otherwise near mint in yellow 2 piece box. box has tape on corners. 75.00

SM11. MINSTREL. talker (moveable mouth). African American man with Banjo. has red hat with yellow brim. red and white striped jacket. mint in yellow window box. box is near mint to mint. hard one to find! 139.50

A9. MOUSE. I believe it is Jerry from Tom & Jerry cartoons. smaller size than most of the Pelham (proportionate to his smaller stature). mint in yellow solid card stock box. 85.00

SM10. PIRATE. talker (moveable mouth). very unique molded face! black hat with skull & crossbones logo; black eye patch.blue shirt. black pantaloon style pants with red waist sash. near mint in yellow window box (narrow style). box shows wear. hard one to find. 112.00

SM10. PIRATE. talker (moveable mouth). very unique molded face! black hat; black eye patch.blue shirt. black pantaloon style pants with red waist sash. mint in yellow window box (wide style). box is near mint to mint. hard one to find. 135.00

SL11. RED RIDING HOOD. black hair. red cape and hood. blue and white checkered dress. no flaws. mint in window display slide box. box is shelf worn but intact. 89.50

SM5. SCHOOLMASTER. talker (moveable mouth). white haired man with black suit; white shirt; black bowtie; black hat. comes in the newer "open" style. marionette is near mint to mint and complete. box is poor. 120.00

SL24. SNAKE CHARMER. dark skinned. wearing turban type head covering. red shirt and blue silky pants. complete with flute and snake! a VERY good looking piece! mint in yellow window box. box is near mint to mint. scarce! 185.00

SL21. WOLF. beautifully sculpted head. gray fur upper. corduroy pants. reversible black and red cape. includes paperwork. near mint in card stock box. 100.00

YO-YO GIRL Marionette. Newer style in a window box. Finding ANY toys with the person yo-yoing is VERY hard. Near mint to mint. Box is shelf worn. 85.00

Pelham VENT (ventriloquist puppets)

KATY THE CATERPILLAR. large moveable eyes. her antennae are retractable. no play wear. please note that she is missing the purple felt pad from her one hand. easily replaced. near mint to mint. large and colorful! scarce. 149.50


TALENT TOYS Marionettes (Effanbee Doll Co.)

sold out


PETER PUPPET PLAYTHINGS Marionettes

Walt Disney's PETER PAN. moveable mouth. composition head/hands/feet. soft felt like clothing. no cracks; no chips. there are stains on the clothes. overall very good to excellent. 150.00

Walt Disney's MAD HATTER from Alice in Wonderland. talker. Molded head; feet and hands are composition material. missing his hat. used; but not abused. clean. minor pinhead nicks on back of his hair. very small hairline expansion crack on right side of his nose. paint is bright and crisp. Overall excellent. scarce! 120.00

GIRL from the "Small Fry Club".black hair with clownish style outfit. A character from the late 1940's TV kid's show. Some of the characters VERY closely resemble the Howdy Doody Characters. Slightly smaller in size. he stands a bit over 13" tall. Has yellow felt hat; black stringy hair with red felt bow in it; green felt scalloped collar; blue shirt with multicolored ballooned overalls. Has the SMALL FRY CLUB felt patch on chest. He has painted eyes. Moving mouth. Overall excellent to near mint. 125.00

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HAZELLE Marionettes

color Xerox copy of original HAZELLE advertising catalog - pamphlet. 8.5" by 11"; 4 page bifold. Front and back are full color. Lists the NEW "talking Marionettes" on front. Inside there are 30 marionettes photographed from the "Lifelike" and "Popular" lines. Great reference item. mint. 10.00

COLOR XEROX copy of the 1953 - 2 sided tri-color photo illustrated advertising brochure from HAZELLE. Offers the "Marionette Display Stand"; the RARE "Build-Your-Own" CLOWN Kit. The reverse has the BEST OF THE WEST series pictured: Davy Crockett; Rodeo Roy; Rodeo Rosie; Indian Boy; Indian Girl; Mexican. Great reference material. mint - COPY. 5.00

TALKERS - moving mouths

Hazelle #303 PATCHES. talker. Approx. 15" or more to top of hat. Red hair; younger style face. black hat; black overcoat. Yellow shirt; rope belt; green pants have fringe on cuffs and yellow patches. Kind of a hobo type character. near mint to mint condition. DIFFERENT. 125.00

#307 Hazelle NANCY. moveable mouth. short curly reddish brown hair. black shoes. floral pattern dress with black and red trim. black bow on red collar. includes 4 page illustrated brochure. she still has original tag. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. 129.50

#310 Hazelle DOTTY. moveable mouth. blue felt dress with white trim; white blouse. blonde hair. includes illustrated brochure for Hazelle's LITTLE PLAY Theater titled "Jack and Jill Meet Bimbo the Clown". box top has edge wear and the lower left corner is split. Near mint in very good box. 125.00

#311 Hazelle DOLLY. moveable mouth. blonde wavy hair. white blouse and pantaloons. blue felt dress with white trim. white ribbon belt. white high heeled shoes. please note: her head is attached to body backwards (an easy item to fix). her strings are not attached but are included. she does not appear to have been played with. not counting the above mentioned items - she is in near mint plus or nicer condition with box. 89.50

Hazelle BLONDE HOUSEWIFE talker. approx. 14" tall. Curly blonde hair, moving mouth, eyelashes go straight up. Black collar bow on red & white checkered blouse. blue skirt with white apron trimmed in red. black shoes. Her hair is a bit matted down on backside, but other than that she is near mint. 99.50

Hazelle "HANSEL" from Hansel und Gretel. 14" tall with "talking" mouth. Wearing blue knee length shorts and red and white small checked shirt with red/white/blue embroidered suspenders. Has short cropped very wavy hair. Complete and near mint to mint. 115.00

#412 Hazelle U.S. SAILOR. moveable mouth. black hair. blue Navy uniform WITH his white hat. near mint to mint with original box. hard one to find! 149.50

Hazelle WITCH talker. Approx. 15" or more to top of hat. Gray hair, pointed black hat, white neckerchief with apron. Holds broom in one hand. Has white pointed fangs printed on her lips. Gruesome old gal! Beautiful near mint condition. 150.00

non-moveable mouth

#800 Hazelle Special Order INDIAN BOY. long curly black hair. tan fringed shirt and pants. red ribbon headband with red feather. beaded 2 tone leather moccasins. it does not appear to have been played with. near mint to mint with original box. scarce. 129.50

#800 Hazelle Special Order INDIAN GIRL. long curly black hair. tan fringed blouse and skirt. red ribbon headband with red feather. beaded leather moccasins. it does not appear to have been played with. near mint to mint with original box. scarce. 129.50

#800 Hazelle Special Order TOMBOY BILLY (Toby). short wavy blonde hair. white blouse with red bow. green knickers with black belt and brass buckle. black shoes. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. 114.50

#800 Hazelle Special Order DOTTY. short curly blonde hair. red dress with multicolored floral pattern and white trim. blue silky bow and waist sash. white shoes. does not appear to have been played with. box has some spotting. near mint to mint with box (box has paper label atop #803 Pennie). 114.00

#803 Hazelle PLANET FLYER "Lanny". Hazelle's version of Tom Corbett! dark brown curly hair. blue shirt and pants. red and white polka dot neckerchief. black belt with brass button. black shoes. includes illustrated brochure. does not appear to have been played with but please note that the leg strings are connected but are included. near mint to mint with original box. 129.00

#804 Hazelle TOMMY TOMBOY. short curly blonde hair. red/white checkered blouse. blue collar and blue pants. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. 110.00

#806 Hazelle MOTHER. gray hair. floral patterned dress with white collar and white apron. black granny shoes. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. 115.00

#810 Hazelle PENNIE. short curly dark brown hair. white shoes. white blouse with red collar and red sash. floral pattern blue dress. does not appear to have been played with. near mint to mint in original box. 114.50

#810 Hazelle PATTY - PENNIE. curly dark brown hair w/pig tails. white shoes. red& white striped dress with black belt and black trim. does not appear to have been played with. near mint to mint in with original box. 115.00

#809 Hazelle ROBIN HOOD. dark curly hair. pink hat with blue feather. red tunic with blue belt. blue trousers. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint in original box. 120.00

#800 Special. PETER PAN. blonde hair. yellow cap with pinkish purple feather. green tunic with matching belt and pants. bottom edge of tunic is fringed. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with box. 115.00

#807. Hazelle SAMBO JR. early 1950's issue. African-American. black curly hair. blue knickers. shirt is white with red and blue checker pattern and has gold (brass) buttons. black belt with gold buckle. red bowtie. does not appear to have been used. near mint plus to mint in original box. scarce doll! 124.50

#808. Hazelle TOPSY JR. early 1950's issue. African-American. shorter style black curly hair with red bow. red patterned dress. red ribbon at collar and waist. black shoes. does not appear to have been used. near mint plus to mint in original box. scarce doll! 124.50

#815 Hazelle INDIAN BOY. early 1950's issue. long black hair with colorful headband and red feather. light color shirt. light tan pants with red & white fringe down outside seam. multicolored waist belt or sash. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. hard one to find! 129.50

#816 Hazelle INDIAN GIRL. early 1950's issue. long black hair. turquoise dress with red and white trim pieces. red shoes. does not appear to have been played with. near mint plus to mint with original box. hard one to find! 129.50

Hazelle #805. FATHER. balding gray hair. white shirt with red tie. gray pants and brown shoes. approx. 14" tall. excellent condition with box. box is worn with taped corners. 95.00

Hazelle #101 CLOWN - TETO "White-Face". Wearing very colorful costume. Full size approx. 15" tall. Comes in the large, oversized "Hobby Kit" Box. He has been completely assembled and is in near mint to mint condition. Box is excellent plus. 129.50

Hazelle CLOWN. no stock #. no name - similar to Teto Clown. red outfit with white polka dots. Mint/factory sealed in later style gold and black box. Original shrinkwrap still intact. Almost 15" tall marionette. Unusual box. MINT. 100.00

Hazelle CLOWN. yellow, blue, green, pink, red, and green vertical rows of polka dots on white outfit. blue plastic shoes. Pointed blue hat molded to head. decals on crossbars are intact. near mint. 75.00

Hazelle CLOWN. no stock #, no name - similar to Teto Clown but different facial paint. red outfit with SMALL white polka dots.Red hat. Almost 15" tall marionette. no box. used, but well taken care of. near mint to mint. 89.50

Hazelle CLOWN. no stock #, no name - similar to Teto Clown but different facial paint. red outfit with LARGE white polka dots.Red hat. Almost 15" tall marionette. no box. used, but taken care of. overall excellent plus. 79.50

Hazelle HOUSEWIFE. dark, short cropped curly hair. non-talker. white blouse with red waist band and matching neck ribbon. Blue dress with floral print. white shoes. no flaws. excellent to near mint. 85.00

Hazelle ROBIN HOOD. non-talker. standard size. Green and yellow outfit with original cap with feathered plume. no flaws. near mint to mint. 99.50

JILL. Made by Hazelle. late 1950's vintage. molded vinyl head; hands and legs. black shoes. Detailed head, with small ponytail and ribbon. reddish brown hair. pink and white checkered dress. Marionette is very clean. one piece red wood "T" shape control bar "Beginner Series". she is approx. 11.5" tall. used but not abused. 60.00

TOE DANCER - BALLERINA. Made by Hazelle. late 1950's vintage. molded vinyl head with vinyl arms and legs! Hair is in a bun. Stands on tiptoe with black ballet slippers painted on. Blue dress has lace collar with black tied belt. Minor age soiling to costume: otherwise no flaws. excellent plus or better. 95.00


GUND Marionettes

Rare KOKONUT Clown from "Out of the Inkwell" Cartoon series. 1962. Obscure character was a relative of BETTY BOOP's friend KOKO THE CLOWN. Molded vinyl head. cloth clothes. Complete. paint rub to nose. overall near mint. very rare. 175.00


MITZINETTE Marionettes by Mitzi & Doug Goodrich

EZRY. bearded Hillbilly character. very heavy material used to mold the head. arms and feet are wood. approx. 16" long. blue and white checked shirt with black pants and a rope for his belt. black woolen beard with large red lips. facial features are handpainted. Made in Portland Oregon by Mitzinette Mfg. Co. excellent with original box. scarce! 95.00


Miscellaneous MARIONETTES

Knickerbocker FRED FLINTSTONE. molded vinyl head. white faux fur outfit with green felt collar and orange felt tie. The controls have a broken handle and need to be restrung. the marionette himself is excellent plus. Made in Japan. circa 1963 vintage. cloth label intact. clean. 45.00

Virginia Austin Marionettes. Curtis Crafts TIZZIE copyright by Polly Pigtails. circa early 1950's vintage. Originally a magazine for Girls, POLLY PIGTAILS was also a Harvey Comic Book character by Vic Herman. wonderfully sculpted head with molded blond hair that has yellow yarn pigtails attached. molded hands and molded molded shoes. white cloth socks with wooded legs. blue pants with cuffs, white shirt with silver buttons down the front. The control panel is similar to a Peter Puppet style. name & copyright marked on back of neck. The Curtis Crafts logo is molded into the bottom of the shoes. no box, but there are no flaws. clean and bright. Near mint to mint. scarce! 339.50

WITCH with straw broom and large pointed hat. Composition molded head, hands and feet. Her eyeballs are painted cardboard and are held in place with a pin so that the can "wiggle". Hear hair is straw, as is her broom. The hat is held in place with small pins, and there are white stars attached. The face is extremely good looking - in a "Witch" sense. possibly Mexican made? very simple "T" bar control. Larger than most, over 18" tall. excellent. 89.50

Uneeda Doll DOG (looks a lot like Pluto - but it is not). All vinyl with wooden neck and red wood nose. Long black felt ears. Dated 1964. Large, he is approx. 12" long by 9" tall. Simple 2 string control. His controller is shaped like a dog bone and is a rubber squeeze toy - and still squeaks great. Very cute. first one of these that I have come across. No flaws. Near mint condition. 65.00


"PUP-PET" Marionettes
Badger Cutouts Inc.
(each is colorfully lithographed on heavy cardboard. made during the 1940's. Punch-out marionette type puppets, 7" by 10" when assembled - so they are slightly smaller than a regular sized marionette.. Each is mint, with it's own string, unpunched in it's illustrated envelope.)

HOPPY THE BUNNY. mint. unassembled with illustrated package. sorry sold

NOSEY THE HOUND. mint. unassembled with illustrated package. sorry sold

FRISKY THE COLT. mint. unassembled with illustrated package. sorry sold

KITTY THE CAT. mint. unassembled with illustrated package. sorry sold


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