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Ideal Howdy Doody Puppet 1949-1951 g
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Ideal Howdy Doody Puppet 1949-1951

$197.00

Oh, ho, ho, Howdy Doody
Here is a step back to an  bygone era or a chance to fall in love with Howdy a new…

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Ideal Howdy Doody Puppet 1949-1951

Oh, ho, ho, Howdy Doody
Ideal Howdy Doody puppet 1949-1951 is a step back to an  bygone era or a chance to fall in love with Howdy a new…
This is the all American boy version 21” tall with a super defined sculpted head. There is playwear but he still is in wonderful condition! This is a 1949-1951 circa ventriloquist’s dummy made by Ideal Toy Co. that will make you laugh!
The Howdy Doody Show was on NBC from 1947 through 1960 and was the first show of the day. It was also the first television show to hit the 2000 episode mark. It ran for over 2300 episodes and had a profound effect on the kids of the fifties. The original Howdy marionette was designed by Frank Paris. When Paris left NBC, there were issues over merchandising and licensing that couldn’t be resolved, so a new Howdy was crafted. The “look” of this character was based on “the all-American boy” – complete with red hair, forty-eight freckles (one for each state), and a large smile.
References: Twentieth Century Dolls by Johana Gast Anderton
16th Blue Book Dolls &Values by Jan Foulke
O’Briens Collecting Toys 12th Edition by Karen O’Brien pg 455
FREE FREIGHT ON THIS ITEM IN USA!
Provenance: -Five Brothers Rare Toy Estate, The core of the collection was actually established in the 1950s by the father (from Indiana) of the adult sons who are consignors to the May sale. As time went on, each of the five brothers set out on his own individual collecting path. Each took a different approach to building his collection, but the one important thing they had in common was a love of vintage American toys, primarily of the boomer era. The time-span for the toys is heavily focused on the 1950s and 60s, with a few from the 1970s.
East Road Show Auction House- May 2010
Art Of Toys Sacramento,CA

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Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 24 x 10 x 10 in

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