DESCRIPTION: Waiting for your purchase is a wonderful vintage KNUCKLEHEAD SMIFF hand puppet doll from 1966. It is signed by PAUL WINCHELL. In big bold letters on the front it says "KNUCKLEHEAD SMIFF" "NON-TOXIC" "PAUL WINCHELL 1966." KNUCKLEHEAD wears a cardigan-like blue sweater, rolled up trousers with knee patches, and no shoes!
KNUCKLEHEAD SMIFF was a character created by comedian, actor and ventriloquist Paul Winchell in the 1950's-60's. He used KNUCKLEHEAD SMIFF and his other puppet, Jerry Mahoney, on several of his very popular television shows.
I purchased this puppet doll at an estate sale over 15 years ago. It is signed by Paul Winchell on the back of the puppet and says "To Marika Paul Winchell". When taking photos, it was difficult to get the back of the puppet with the signature. The plastic-type material is very shiny and the signature looks to have been done with a ball point pen. Over time, it has faded a bit but is still very legible. I took several photographs and one in black and white (which made it very easy to be seen).
This is a wonderfully rare and vintage item ~ it is perfect for the nostalgic collector!
MEASUREMENT: puppet is approx. 10 3/4 inches from the head to the base of the plastic
CONDITION: Puppet is in great vintage condition; facial paint is bold; no tears to the plastic; a couple of small black stains are on the back of the puppet (see pics); the puppet appears to have been played with very little if at all
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Available shipping for this item:
Priority mail (2-3 days delivery) $12.00
This includes insurance and tracking on the package
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Buyers should contact me within 3 days from the date of purchase and payment should reach me within 10 days from the date of purchase.
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