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Pelham Puppets and Marionettes By Euphrates
Bob Pelham made some of the world's greatest puppets and marionettes, from 1947 right
into the '80s. Pelham Puppets are considered the cream-of-the-crop and are highly sought
after by collectors and even professional puppeteers for their quality in construction and
Most of the puppets are about 12-inches tall and constructed of wood. Some have plastic legs or feet. The figures are generally modeled after popular storybook characters, English TV personalities and everyday people. Pelham made hundreds of different characters with many box, body, stringing, material and control stick variations. Here are a couple of partial lists of puppet types and characters:
SL - Molded Head
Partial List of Vintage Pelham Puppets and Marionettes
Alice in Wonderland Characters
You can pick up a nice Pelham marionette today for as little as $25 or as much as $750, depending on the year the puppet was manufactured and the scarcity and popularity of the character. You can find more info on Pelham puppets at Pelham Puppets Online.
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