We are certainly proud here at Puppets By Post of how we enable people like you – professional puppeteers, parents and teachers alike – to buy character hand puppets of a broad range of fascinating designs. Indeed, another thing we have always strongly believed is that puppets are not ‘just for kids’ – as shown in part by the astounding success of satirical puppet show Spitting Image.
The series, which relentlessly lampooned many of the most prominent politicians and celebrities of its day, ran on ITV from 1984 until 1996. Despite the show continuing to be held in great affection by the British public amid rumours of a revival, no new series have been produced since then.
However, those of you who are enthusiasts of the old programme now have your chance to relive some of that Spitting Image magic, as an online auction is presently giving fans and investors alike the chance to bid on a number of the show’s former props.
What puppets from the legendary series could you soon call your own?
Among the puppets and puppet heads formerly used on the show that are now up for auction, the undoubted highlight is one of the singular figure in British politics who practically came to define the show. Yep – a puppet of the incomparable Margaret Thatcher, the late former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is going under the hammer, with bidding having already exceeded £4,000.
But if that sounds a little pricey for you, there’s no reason to fret, as various other characters from the show are also being showcased in the auction. They include the erstwhile Conservative leader’s husband Denis Thatcher and her long-serving Chancellor Nigel Lawson, as well as such other major figures of the era as actors Tom Hanks and Robbie Coltrane, entertainer and comedian Bob Monkhouse and pop star Boy George.
You can find all of the details of the auction – which runs until 27th February – on the Prop Store website. Needless to say, we suspect that many of these iconic puppets will be changing hands for seriously hefty sums.
But there’s a rather cheaper way to start your puppet collection...
Don’t worry if you’re looking to buy character hand puppets for any number of reasons, but find the prices being bandied about in the Spitting Image auction a little... well, pricey. That’s because the Puppets By Post online store is always available and well-stocked for all of your hand-puppet requirements, encompassing everything from cute creatures to monstrous beasts.
So why not have a peruse of our extensive present selection of hand puppets today at Puppets By Post, in the knowledge that you can also make the most of free delivery when you spend more than £10 on a single order?