Solid Brown Boxes (Standard Sized)

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Very Early Wonky Box

This picture shows the early brown box used for Wonky Toys Ltd before it was renamed Pelham Puppets.
Only produced to October 1948

early-wonky-box Very Early Wonky Box

This picture shows the early brown box used for Wonky Toys Ltd before it was renamed Pelham Puppets.
Only produced to October 1948

This box refers to Mk II Infant Control
brown-blue-label2-300 Very Early Pelham Puppets Ltd Box

This picture shows the early brown box used just after Wonky Toys Ltd was renamed Pelham Puppets.
Only produced after October 1948 and into the early 50's.

Dark blue ink on white paper label, Made in England is printed as hand written.
early-pelham-box Very Early Pelham Puppets Ltd Box

This picture shows the early brown box used just after Wonky Toys Ltd was renamed Pelham Puppets.
Only produced after October 1948 and into the early 50's.

Dark blue ink on blue paper label, Made in England is printed as hand written.
brown-blue-label1-300 Very Early Pelham Puppets Ltd Box

This picture shows the early brown box used just after Wonky Toys Ltd was renamed Pelham Puppets.
Only produced after October 1948 and into the early 50's.

Dark blue ink on blue paper label, Made in England is printed
box1 1949 - 1956

Pelham Puppets Ltd brown box with two tone ink printed on label.Trademark printed around flying pig image
early-pelham-box3 Late Labeled Brown Box

Pelham Puppets Ltd box with two tone printed label used in 50's up to 1956.

Trade Mark is NOT printed round flying pig
yellow-brown-box Late Labeled plain yellow box

Pelham Puppets Ltd box with two tone printed label used in 50's up to 1956.

Trade Mark is NOT printed round flying pig

Solid Yellow Boxes (Standard and Large Puppet Sized)

Next came the Yellow Lid type boxes with colorful characters printed all over them.

There are three types of Yellow Lid type box, 2 small types and 1 large one.

The 2 smaller ones can be aged by the characters printed on them.

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lid1 1956 - 1962

The early one had a picture of Mad Hatter on the side just down from the Pelham Puppets logo.
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1962 - 1969

Some still used till 1986 (Catterpiller, Woodehead's Etc)

The later one had the Snake Charmer in place of Mad Hatter.

63-box 1963 - 1986

The larger box was used for the big SL Puppets such as the larger ones in the 1963 Animal range.
63-plain-box Repair or Temporary Box

Used to return puppets sent back for repair or when the factory ran out of boxes. This one contains a 1966 SL Wolf

Window Boxes

Next came the Yellow window type boxes with colorful characters printed all over them.

There are several types of Yellow window box.

 
early-window-box 1968 - 1970

Next came Yellow box with the clear acetate window, first seen in 1968, It was still in production to the mid to late 1980's. The band across the centre was added in about 1970
box5 1970 - 1986

Next came Yellow box with the clear acetate window, first seen in 1968, It was still in production to the mid to late 1980's.
The band across the centre was added in about 1970 2 types with different ends
window-end1 Early window box end 1968 to 1970
window-end2 Next window box end 1970 to ? (Max 1986)
window-end3 Late window box end ? (1970 earliest) to 1986, Made in England printed
delux-box Deluxe Puppet window box
blue-window Blue Window Box
small-window-box Small window box

Long Boxes

As Pelham Puppets made so many different types of puppet there were a lot of different boxes for the puppets that did not fit the normal boxes, below are the boxes for the longer style puppets

long-box0 Early Wonky Toys Ltd long box for Lullabelle
long-box4 Pre 1956 long box used for Lullabelle and Skeleton
long-box2 Later long box used for Lullabelle and Skeleton after 1956 until the 80\'s. Removable lid
long-box3 Later long box used for Lullabelle and Skeleton. Hinge lid
long-box1 Pre 1956 Large Long box used for 20" SM puppets and Lili range


Other Boxes

As Pelham Puppets made so many different types of puppet there were a lot of different boxes for the puppets that did not fit the normal boxes. Below are the other boxes

small-lid-box Small lid type box used for various small puppets including Bengo, The Cat, Single Wuff, Tuff and Snuff
muffin-box Special Box for Muffin the Mule
wombles Wombles Window Box
jumpette2 Early type Jumpette Box
jumpette1 Later type Jumpette Box
jc1 Yellow Junior Control window box
woodenhead Blue Woodenhead window box
peanuts Peanuts Window Box use for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Woodstock

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In 1955 the company introduced a special Twin Pack box to hold 2 SS puppets

 


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We do not have the full story of this box. Its was printed in the USA and normally hold puppets from the mid to late 60's. It is thought that it was used to rebox puppets where the box from the factory was damaged.

 

Other Boxes

candy-box There were also special boxes made for certain types of puppet such as the collectors series and the range of Candy Stripe boxed from the 90\'s

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