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Subject: PUPT: Would like help identifying older set of puppets
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 00:10:00 -0600

Thank you for your time.

I have 9 old hand puppets, in original boxes.  Hand painted plaster heads,
wonderful costumes, hair, hats, glasses, canes, etc. All French names
(Thisbe, Belle-Mere, Le Lion, Guignol, Pyrame, Micheck, Odette, Professeur,
Gendarme)  I called the company named on the box (Gessler Publishing) and
no one there had a clue, other than they *may* have been made by a supplier
in Paris France over 30 years ago. (Gessler made educational aids then).

They are really vibrant, personable puppets, seem to have some life. I'm
very curious about the history, manufacture, age etc.

Any insights appreciated, very much.

Thank You, and, 

Kind Regards,

Walt Bransford

Kindly copy my email addr on any comments, thanks.

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