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Topic: PUNCH & JUDY PUPPETS
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 23, 2008 10:25AM)
Can anyone tell me where I can get the large professional size Punch & Judy puppets with the wooden heads? Also is there a classified area on the Café' where these shows are bought and sold, used equiptment , stages, sound, etc.?
Any help would be appreaciated.
Thanks

ROD
Message: Posted by: Budihaha (Aug 25, 2008 03:45AM)
Sorry I don't know about Punch & Judy Puppets with wooden heads.
I only saw some plastick heads for kids in toy store, several years ago.
But maybe you can contact marionette or vent figures maker to do that for you.

Yes, we have a forum, Let's Make a Magic Deal, but you should post more than 50 posts, before you can open that forum. And you close to it right now!
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 25, 2008 09:17AM)
Thankyou very much Budi, I also found out there are puppet makers in the UK who still carve these too. I look forward on getting on the forum lets make a magic deal. I appreaciate your time in answering me.

Enjoy This day!

ROD
Message: Posted by: Tony James (Aug 26, 2008 02:34AM)
Rod

There are a number of carvers of Punch figures in the UK and they tend to supply the world. Their styles vary somewhat so look around and take your time deciding on a style with which you feel comfortable. You must like your Punch, Judy and Joey.

The other characters have to please you but the main trio will become extensions of you as you work them and if your are ambivalent about them they'll never work properly.

Take a look http://www.punchandjudy.com/index.htm#menutop

and you'll find here all you'll need initially and the carvers contact details are there too, along with pictures of their work.

Where in the world are you located?
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 26, 2008 07:11AM)
Hello !

I have found all of the info I need on Punch & Judy,so I will close this thread. There are several "professors" around who are very helpful. Thanks to everyone on the Café who answered my post.

Magicman97
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 26, 2008 09:25AM)
Hello Tony:

Thank you so very much for the info. I have gotten a lot of info from the UK, Punch is a cherished part of history there. I have a list of carver's in the UK that do wonderful work , I have photos of their work and its outstanding. Once again, I want to thank all of you on the Café' for taking the time to answer my post. Oh yes, you asked where I am located..in the State of Michigan USA.
All the best to you!
Magicman97
ROD
Message: Posted by: de rome (Aug 28, 2008 03:40PM)
For those of you looking for wooden punch and judy figures, booths and spring sausages or other things like this,
have a look on the for sales page on http://www.magicweek.co.uk as there is quite a lot put up there for sale, its updated every Saturday.
so if there is nothing there now, there is a good chance there will be soon.
and also has a great amount of quality used effects in magic as well
I'm not a punch and judy man myself, but just trying to help you guys out
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 28, 2008 10:59PM)
Hello De Rome:
This is great info, thank you very much! The people here on the Café' have been very friendly and helpful. Do you live in the UK? I have found many excellent carvers there who make puppets. Thank you

Magicman97
ROD
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Aug 30, 2008 01:51PM)
HELLO dE rOME:

The website in the UK for Magic is wonderful.Thanks for telling about it. I found a couple Punch & Judy Booths for sale and a whole show with puppets for sale!

Thanks again!

ROD
Message: Posted by: Tony James (Sep 2, 2008 06:47PM)
Be careful buying second hand. A good way to buy - most of us do buy some things s/h - but be careful to know exactly what you are getting.

Booths or frames are made to measure the original owner. height dimension is critical especially with hands above style. The top of the playboard must be at least an inch higher than the top of your head. if he was 5 feet 9 inches and you are 6 feet you're going to have a problem.

Hands in front may be slightly less of a problem provided you are smaller than the original owner. If you are taller it's not likely to fit.

As for figures, be prepared to have to redress them. Many if not most are not dressed terribly well and are unlikely to suit you. Once you have worked figures in made to measure dresses which fit your hands and arms, you are unlikely to be comfortable with dresses the figures arrive in.

In fact, if I bought in a new figure from a carver I would buy the head and hands and dress the figure to suit. That way you maintain a uniformity of fit and a cohesive style across the suite of figures.
Message: Posted by: Rod Pringle (Sep 2, 2008 07:55PM)
Hello Tony:

Thanks for the great information. I will probably build my own booth to fit my size. I appreaciate your post.

ROD
Message: Posted by: MagiCol (Dec 3, 2011 03:23AM)
HI, it's a while since the last contribution to this thread.
There is currently for sale on EBay a complete Punch and Judy set of puppets at
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200681627788&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

The auction closes in about 24 hours

Just saying...