From the 1940s to the 1980s, Pelham Puppets delighted the imaginations of children throughout the world. Today, those same puppets continue to delight the adults those children became, as well as new collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.
The range of puppets made by the company is quite staggering. Though no-one knows for sure just how many characters were made it is likely to have exceeded 1000, with more than 9 million puppets produced.
This book brings together over 1200 full colour photographs and text, over 400 hundred pages, to provide a comprehensive guide to hundreds of characters produced during the life-time of the company.
The book layout follows each range of characters as they developed over the decades. In many cases it is possible to see how the puppet character design changed according to the times.
The style of photography allows close-up examination of each puppet from different angles, while celebrating the artistry and craftmanship employed by the company.
This is a book as happy on a coffee table as it is in the library of collectors, auctioneers and other enthusiasts.
An absolute must for the serious collector or enthusiast and an invaluable reference tool.