"Say Kids What Time is It? It's Howdy Doody Time!" Hello to all the Baby Boomers who grew up watching Howdy Doody on TV and here are two pieces of Howdy Doody memorabilia, a Welch's Jelly Glass and a pack of Die Cut Christmas Stencils including stencils of Howdy Doody and Clarabell.
The Howdy Doody TV show made its debut on NBC in 1947. During the 1940's and throughout the 1950's it was the number one kids show. These two simple items well take you back in time to the little town of Doodyville where Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody, Princess Summerfall Winterspring, Clarabell, Chief Thunderthud, and the villain Phineas T. Bluster, where they were watched by children and adults Monday through Friday. Oh by the way, were you a member of The Peanut Gallery?...A wooden set of bleachers that held those little kids that were seen on the Howdy Doody show. They were the hottest tickets to get and many parents would do almost anything to get their kids on the show. Below is a description of each item and its condition:
First is a Howdy Doody Sing Along Welch's Jelly Glass dated 1953. Along the top edge of the glass it reads, "Hey Kids! Wherever We Eat Welch's is Our Favorite Treat". Found on the glass in yellow are Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally, and Phineas T. Bluster on a picnic. On the bottom of the glass is the face of Clarabell. The glass is 4" tall and 2½" across the top. The glass is in near mint condition.
Second is a set of Christmas Stencils from the 1950's. On the front page of the stencils it reads, "20 Christmas Die Cut Stencils with Howdy Doody and Clarabell". There are 6 stencils missing. The Howdy Doody and Clarabell stencils are still attached to the remaining stencils which are all un-punched. The stencils were made by the U.S. Packaging Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A., and sponsored by the Bestwick Aerosol Division, G.H. Wood & Co., Limited, Toronto, Canada. The stencils are in near mint condition.
"Say Kids What Time Is It?" It's a wonderful time to give this Howdy Doody Glass and Christmas Stencils as a present or birthday gift to your mon or dad or a grandparent that grew up watching Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob during the Golden Age of Television in the 1950's.
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