Classic June 2007
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This small grouping of five different items all carry the likenesses of the King of 1950s children's television—the unforgettable Howdy Doody. Because images of Howdy and his fellow citizens of Doodyville appeared upon every imaginable type of item during his peak period of popularity, collecting Howdy Doody has become a lifetime project for many collectors. Daunted by the challenge, most of us are content to put together a small display of pieces that either hold some memory for us or that are more unusual in nature. These pieces may well fit both collecting criteria, depending upon your own personal history. They are certainly all quite interesting and very appealing to any life-long friend of Howdy. Includes: 1) "Howdy Doody and Friends Color Television Set" by Lido (a set of five paper story strips in color, four of which come in their NM/MT "film" boxes while the fifth NM film comes mounted in the plastic "Disneyland Television" viewer—unused and still mounted in the box, but with a severely warped thermoplastic face plate; box approaches VG, due to a damaged upper flap), 2) Schlosser Bros.' "Howdy Doody Ice Cream" Cup Lid (2-3/4" wide with image of Howdy's face; EX, with tab), 3) Colonial Napkin Howdy Doody Trading Cards—Complete Panel of all Six (nicely removed complete back panel from napkin box that contains all six cards and ad text, measuring 6-1/2" x 6-7/8" overall; two corner cards each have one soft corner, grading minimally as EX, while the other four appear NM/MT; very pale age toning along lower edge), 4) "Howdy Doody Card Game"—Boxed Card Game by Russell Manufacturing Co. (complete NM/MT set of 40 cards and direction sheet in an EX/MT box; 13 different full-length color character images appear on three cards apiece, with one color Joker card of the "Air-O-Doodle" vehicle), and 5) Illustrated Wax Paper Bag Wrapper for Standard Ice Cream's "Howdy Doody Fudge Bar" (NM/MT and apparently unused).
1950s "Howdy Doody" Collection (5)
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