Here is a nice little grouping for collectors of Davy Crockett memorabilia, all from the 1950's when Davy was so popular due to the series on The "Wonderful World of Color" program produced by Walt Disney. This is one of the first TV shows to be made in color and watching it on Sunday night was something us youngsters looked forward to all week.
The marionette was made by Peter Puppet Playthings, Inc. and measures about 14" long. The head, hands and feet are made of a composite material with hand painted features. The body is made of 2 blocks of wood with wooden dowels to hold the leg shape. Dressed in his 'buckskins' made of tan flannel with orange felt collar and fringe and plastic belt and his (faux fur) coonskin cap. His thin thermoplastic guitar is slung over one shoulder with twine and a small sheath is attached to the belt for his hatchet.
The puppet is in very nice condition with nice even face paint and just some light crazing to the composite material. The outfit in very nice condition with no tears or stains. 2 broken strings; one that attaches to the side of the head and the other to the left leg. The controller is a triangular piece of heavy cardboard and is labeled with the string configuration. Nice condition.
Also included are the pencil bag and plastic squirt gun. The pouch measure 8" long and 3" wide and is made of vinyl with a printed image on the front and a clear vinyl back. Zipper closure. Marked "Pats Pend Walt Disney's Davy Crockett". In nice condition with some discoloration on the clear plastic side.
The black plastic squirt gun is marked "Davy Crockett" in white and measures about 8" long. The trigger pulls hard and recovers slowly and there is a piece inside the gun, perhaps the plug. There also appears to be a piece missing in the area above the fill hole.