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SOLD at 2009 Oct 09 @ 05:10UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Collection of 100+ puppets from George Pal’s Jasper Puppetoons films. On Feb. 26, 1942, George Pal produced his best known Puppetoon character, Jasper, who appeared in more than a third of the Puppetoon features. This collection of rare Jasper puppets and set pieces are from Jasper and the Watermelons (1942), Jasper Goes Fishing (1943), Jasper’s in a Jam (1946), Olio for Jasper (1946) and Jasper’s Derby (1946). Included in the lot are dozens of small Jasper bodies with his distinctive pink and yellow striped shirt, as well as 25+ heads featuring different mouth positions and facial expressions. From Jasper’s in a Jam are numerous set pieces including various clocks that lined the pawnshop walls, sections of the animated totem pole figure, the pawnshop owner’s body and two policeman bodies. From Jasper and the Watermelons are 15+ scarecrow heads and 20+ bodies. From Jasper Goes Fishing are 30+ fish bodies including two of the “Deacon” fish, one flying fish and a large sawfish body. From Jasper’s Derby are plaster horse heads, bodies and legs. Puppetoons were the first animated characters Paramount licensed into comic books, and this lot includes a first edition of Jasper and the Watermelons (Diamond Publishing Co., 1945) in the scarce pictorial dust jacket. An uncommon book in excellent condition. Totalling well over 100 pieces. A wonderful group of original material from these George Pal classics.