Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet David Harper the TV antiques expert. I showed him a few photos of the Alice in Wonderland Pelham Puppets I have sold through this site. There are so many different areas of antiques and collectables and everyone has their particular expertise. I am trying very hard to expand my limited knowledge to other Vintage items particularly toys and I find twitter is brilliant for making friends in the same trade. I never thought I would know how to use twitter but I find it more fun than other social networking sites and have 'met' some wonderful kind people who are always keen to help a novice. I have 278 followers now and hoping for that number to grow, so if you have a twitter account, please follow me and hear about anything happening in the 'Vintage Pelham Puppet shop'. If you have any old toys to sell, please get in touch
I tried to think of a special puppet for today, all I could come up with, was the White Rabbit from the Alice in Wonderland series of solid head puppets.These bear a resemblance to the original John Tenniel illustrations for the book.
I hope to be having one or two of these rare Pelham Puppets for sale in the shop in the future, they are difficult to find and one sold at auction this week for a grand sum of £2,000. A very rare 'Duchess', not just the 'Duchess', rare in itself, this was the Duchess with her baby. Only a very few of these were made I believe and the person who bought this puppet has a beautiful addition to their collection, a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy.These SL Solid Head puppets for the Alice range are very sought after.There are other 1950's Solid Head characters that don't hold the same fascination and can be fairly inexpensive.
Don't forget to vote for the 'Puppet of the Week' if you haven't done already. Next week the chosen puppet will be reduced. Votes will be taken up until Sunday.
Hope you are having a good day!
I'm Imogen from Norfolk, U.K. I have a love of interesting colourful vintage items, especially from the 1950's. Pelham Puppets are one of my strongest collecting areas. There is nowhere to buy vintage Pelham Puppets other than through internet auction sites and auction houses and I felt there was room for somebody to open a shop.