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Pinnochio and Jiminy.

Pinnochio and Jiminy.

HAZELLE'S MARIONETTES NO. 811-DICK, ALL AMERICAN BOY. Dick was marketed as a boy age 9 to 11 and came dressed in a cub scout uniform. The one I have with a baseball uniform does not appear in any catalog or product brochures I have in my collection. Because of that, and the fact that he has different hands with space between some fingers, I think he was a custom item, probably early 1960s. There are differences in the uniform over the years, but not major differences.

HAZELLE'S MARIONETTES NO. 811-DICK, ALL AMERICAN BOY. Dick was marketed as a boy age 9 to 11 and came dressed in a cub scout uniform. The one I have with a baseball uniform does not appear in any catalog or product brochures I have in my collection. Because of that, and the fact that he has different hands with space between some fingers, I think he was a custom item, probably early 1960s. There are differences in the uniform over the years, but not major differences.

Hazelle's Marionette 810-Penny (1953-76) is -- along with Dick and Sally -- one of the standard players of the Hazelle's "Popular" line through three decades.  This one is exactly as she appears in the 1956 product brochure.  She is an upgrade to the one I have just like her in my collection.  Purchased June 23, 2015 online auction for $12.95 + $6.00 s&h.

Hazelle's Marionette 810-Penny (1953-76) is -- along with Dick and Sally -- one of the standard players of the Hazelle's "Popular" line through three decades. This one is exactly as she appears in the 1956 product brochure. She is an upgrade to the one I have just like her in my collection. Purchased June 23, 2015 online auction for $12.95 + $6.00 s&h.

Hazelle's Marionettes Set No. 510 Topsy, Sambo & Clown. I have had this set for awhile -- some of my oldest puppets. But they have been on the shelf all this time, because I wanted to get some experience handling, untangling, and re-stringing, before I tackled these most valuable and rare (in this incredible condition) puppets in my collection.

Hazelle's Marionettes Set No. 510 Topsy, Sambo & Clown. I have had this set for awhile -- some of my oldest puppets. But they have been on the shelf all this time, because I wanted to get some experience handling, untangling, and re-stringing, before I tackled these most valuable and rare (in this incredible condition) puppets in my collection.

HAZELLE'S MARIONETTE NO. 316-PIONEER was available in product brochures in 1956.  He might have been available as a special order item in the 1950s also.  I don't have this in my collection yet, because he usually sells for a little above my price level.

HAZELLE'S MARIONETTE NO. 316-PIONEER was available in product brochures in 1956. He might have been available as a special order item in the 1950s also. I don't have this in my collection yet, because he usually sells for a little above my price level.

418-Indian Chief "Tenite" 1953.  I would love to have the marionette, because it is one of the few American Indians I don't have in my Hazelle's collection.  But I also don't have this product brochure.  Both on my WANT LIST.

418-Indian Chief "Tenite" 1953. I would love to have the marionette, because it is one of the few American Indians I don't have in my Hazelle's collection. But I also don't have this product brochure. Both on my WANT LIST.

I always wear my good overalls to a barn dance. One of my favorite things about collecting Hazelle's Marionettes is to see the evolution of designs, costumes, and technology. These are No. 807 Sambo and No. 808 Topsy --older version (early 1940's) on the left on both. Notice the second Sambo has a bigger head, but it is still composition, closer in size to the Tenite plastic heads that would come next (1950, not pictured). But he does have Tenite shoes, which (in combination with his compo…

I always wear my good overalls to a barn dance. One of my favorite things about collecting Hazelle's Marionettes is to see the evolution of designs, costumes, and technology. These are No. 807 Sambo and No. 808 Topsy --older version (early 1940's) on the left on both. Notice the second Sambo has a bigger head, but it is still composition, closer in size to the Tenite plastic heads that would come next (1950, not pictured). But he does have Tenite shoes, which (in combination with his compo…

This is Hazelle's Beginner's Marionette No. 707-Dwarf. He was available only in the 1964 Hazelle's product brochure. Original retail price was $3.98. Here is the description from the brochure in my collection: "707 DWARF One of Snow White's companions (our Angel without wings.)" Other characters from the same series that used the same head and hands (with different paint and costumes) were 704-Pirate (1959-64, 1976) and 709S-Santa (available by special order 1960-64).

This is Hazelle's Beginner's Marionette No. 707-Dwarf. He was available only in the 1964 Hazelle's product brochure. Original retail price was $3.98. Here is the description from the brochure in my collection: "707 DWARF One of Snow White's companions (our Angel without wings.)" Other characters from the same series that used the same head and hands (with different paint and costumes) were 704-Pirate (1959-64, 1976) and 709S-Santa (available by special order 1960-64).

A couple of new frames to show off more product brochures from Hazelle's Marionettes. I have "catalogs" (as Hazelle's called them) from several years and products. But in order to frame them, I need two copies of the brochure so I can show the outside and inside. So this project has been rather slow. My goal is to collect two from each year so I can fill a wall with them. I won't even consider photocopies at this point. They have to be all original. These are 18x24 poster frames.

A couple of new frames to show off more product brochures from Hazelle's Marionettes. I have "catalogs" (as Hazelle's called them) from several years and products. But in order to frame them, I need two copies of the brochure so I can show the outside and inside. So this project has been rather slow. My goal is to collect two from each year so I can fill a wall with them. I won't even consider photocopies at this point. They have to be all original. These are 18x24 poster frames.

#805_Chimp (1962, 1976). "Chimp is a 'Champ' at entertaining with his comic dancing, climbing & clowning. Soft vinyl."  (Quote from a 1973 brochure.) Here is the perfect item for me.  It is a Hazelle's Marionette, and it is a monkey.  I will be torn between where I will keep it, in my living room with my marionette collection, or in the bathroom with my monkey collection.  Awesome. Purchased January 30, 2015 for $28.00 + $9.95.  Arrived February 4, 2015.

#805_Chimp (1962, 1976). "Chimp is a 'Champ' at entertaining with his comic dancing, climbing & clowning. Soft vinyl." (Quote from a 1973 brochure.) Here is the perfect item for me. It is a Hazelle's Marionette, and it is a monkey. I will be torn between where I will keep it, in my living room with my marionette collection, or in the bathroom with my monkey collection. Awesome. Purchased January 30, 2015 for $28.00 + $9.95. Arrived February 4, 2015.

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