for sale in the Shop.
It is the Type SL King, often confused and mixed up with the
Type SL Knave.
The Knave is the rather more ugly older faced character and maybe this is why he gets muddled up with collectors.
This one will be for sale after Easter.
Images and description are below.
The King is in wonderful clean condition.
He looks to have seen very little use. He must have been kept in his box most of his life. The clothes have no fading or visible damage.
He wears pink breeches and a top with some padding underneath. He wears a separate fine material brightly patterned cloak.
He has a solid head with moulded blond hair and crown as part of the mould.
The face paint has no damage or rubs. There is some very fine crazing to the blond hair.
The shoes are the two tone black and white.
He has composition hands.
Puppet is boxed in the box he arrived in, this has the name handwritten on tape on the top and at one end. It would probably not have been his original box but the previous owner has added his own labels.
This puppet is shown on Page 161 of Pelham Puppets a Photographic Guide Volume 1 by Paul Coleman.
(There is an error on the page which gives him the title of Knave, whereas he is actually the King)