Type SM Minstrel
Type SM N Minstrel mid 1950's.
The puppet has some wear. The trousers have a hole in the leg. The clothes are generally dusty and could do with cleaning.
The felt hat has some damage.
The face paint is good.
Puppet is strung on the small 6" control with coloured buffers so dates to after the anti-tangling device was introduced in mid 1950's.
Blue leg string and red hand strings are replaced with new strings.
He carries an aged banjo with a few pieces of raffia attached.
Box is aged with a split. Correct name stamp one end.