Type SL Bank Manager
One of the most interesting items to offer to you for sale, is the original prototype Bank Manager created at the factory and used for the publicity photographs. These images are widely recognised as they were used as postcards. We also have the magazine where he is featured, Pelpup News Winter 1965 No 10 which will accompany the puppet.
He is standing with the Horror Boy, Mitzi and the Old Lady in the photo shoot.
He has a solid moulded very heavy head, larger than the later type which became hollow moulded. He has a dark woollen suit, later types in production often had a pinstripe suit. The puppet also has lead wraps around his lower legs which were used to weight him down for easier manipulation.
It's always fun to find exciting items with provenance from the past, we think this puppet can be matched to the original photograph.
See images and description here TYPE SL BANK MANAGER