In 1963, a new range of puppets was introduced which have become some of the most collectible Pelham puppets. These puppets were made from the first major sets of moulds produced after the disastrous factory fire of October 1961. Some were made for a few short years but others were made until the 90's

The prototypes were carved by Peter Carter-Page, who was a humorist and cartoonist who worked as an animator at the Disney studios in Hollywood in the 1930’s. The Carter-Page family moved back to England from Canada in 1959 and about this time he joined Pelham Puppets, no doubt to replace the company master carver "Gill Leeper" who died in a road accident in 1957.

At first they sold well but as performing puppets go they do not work as well as the standard SS, SL and SM ranges and so in 1966 almost half the range was discontinued with the stock being sold off at half price in 1967.

There are 31 in the range which is often called the 63 animal Range. Early on each had a sewn in tag to stop copies being made. A year or so later this practice was discontinued. During the moulding process it was normal to do runs of 40 moulded parts and so it is most likely that in some cases only 40 were ever produced

These are the graphics used on the front cover of the sales leaflet at the time.

SL King
SL Queen
SL Wizard
SL Witch
SL Old Man

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SL Pig
SL Father Bear
SL Baby Bear
SL Mother Bear
SL Wolf

SL Mother Dragon
SL Baby Dragon
SL Frog
SL Pirate Mouse
SL Giant

SL Tiger
SL Bull
SL Cow
SL Elephant

These are the graphics used on the rear of the sales leaflet at the time.

SL Crow
SL Fifi the Poodle
SL Bulldog
SL Owl

SL Hedgehog
SL Caterpillar
SL Tortoise
SL Rabbit

SL Dachshund
SL Scottie Dog
SL Katie Caterpillar
SL Seahorse

About half of this range were later discontinued and sold at half their normal price.

SL63 Baby Bear
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Baby-dragon
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Year 1963 to 1991
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SL63 Bull
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Year 1963 to 1966
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SL63 Bulldog
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Year 1963 to 1966
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SL63 Caterpillar
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Cow
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Crow
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Dachshund
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Elephant
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Father Bear
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Fifi Poodle
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Frog
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Giant
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Year 1963 to 1992
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Hedgehog
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Katie Caterpillar
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Year 1963 to 1970
Type SL 1963

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SL63 King
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Moulded Crown King
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Year 1963
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Mother Bear
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Mother Dragon
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Year 1963 to 1991
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Old Man
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Owl
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Pig
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Year 1963 to 1970
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Pirate Mouse
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Queen
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Rabbit
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Scottie Dog
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Seahorse
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Year 1963 and 1991
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Tiger
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Year 1963 to 1966
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Tortoise
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Year 1963
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Witch
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Wizard
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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SL63 Wolf
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Year 1963 to 1989
Type SL 1963

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