The four Lili film characters are rarely seen.
Carrot Top the brash red haired boy puppet in the film, is the most common of the set.
The other characters are the vain ballerina Marguerite, the sly fox Reynardo and the cowardly giant Golo.
We are very lucky to have three of these puppets in the shop. They will be available individually in the shop from Monday 18th Sept.
As there are no sold records of Marguerite & Golo available to me, being so rarely found, prices will be set high as we have keen interest. If we are wrong with values, when we have another 'Make me an Offer Week' they will then find their price.
Marguerite is in lovely condition with minimal age related wear and tear. The images show her condition better than words.
The dress has several layers and the net is slightly stained and damaged in places. She has very good feet with high heeled ballet shoes and hands with nails painted!
Her face paint is good, she even retains her felt eyelashes. The eyes open and shut, the mouth also opens, both open with the ring pull mechanism. She doesn't have a felt tongue.
Her blond hair is well styles and still has the hair decoration, she also wears an earring and bracelet.
She has come to the shop from a previous collector of these puppets who had it in their possession for many years.
He is super rare! Also, he is in really lovely condition with only very minimal age related wear which I will describe.
The clothes are good, the costume he wears has some minor moth damage over the top and trousers as shown in images.
Fur is good.
Hair is good with a little missing from one side.
He has very good paintwork.
A felt tongue is missing.
White boots are in super condition.
Hat is good with minor wear in the same material as the outfit.
Eye mechanism and mouth mechanism works.
The mechanism to pull will probably need some adjusting but both open and shut as they should do.
Both hands are good, one has a fleck of paint loss.
He is unboxed, the box is for staging and belongs to Carrot Top.
This one has come from the home of a collector who bought it from auction many years ago. It came with faults and flaws.
He is missing his jacket and trousers, the under trousers are present but not the actual trousers.
He does have his tweed wool cap which is quite good.
The red hair has come unstuck a little at the sides.
The black boots are good, these can be seen in brown or black, both are correct.
The hands are good.
The head has been repaired at some time in his past, not by the last owner.
You can see a crude repair to the neck where the wooden holder is attached.
The mechanism on these types of puppet is simply a string pull tied at the correct place on the head to opn eyes and to open the mouth, there should be two black strings with brass rings at the ends, these are simply pulled to open the mouth or close the eyes! So, this will need to be sorted.
He looks to have a hairline in the paint on his right side, the original pinkier colour is still seen under the collar of the tee shirt. These puppets seem to be quite roughly painted and constructed but it looks as if the pink wash colour which is over some parts has faded in other areas.
Anyway, clear images are shown to make up your mind. He would certainly be useful for spare parts or for restoration.
Eyes and mouth work but need the mechanism correctly attached with black strings and brass rings which are all missing.
There are the original replaced clothes with him in his box, these would have been clothes a previous owner made for him, so are not original in any way.
He comes in a damaged large Pelham box, it has old tape holding it together, stamped Carrot Top.
Carrot Top measures approx 18".