Rare Popeye Carnival Plaster and Papier Mache Head
For sale in this LOT is a vintage very cool and unique sized Papier Mache and Plaster mixed original Popeye the sailor man Carnival Head. This is a very collectable and unique item. It would originally have been used in either a carnival or theatre show. The item is aged well and in wonderful overall great condition both structurally and with strong colour as you can see in the photos provided. The item is made up of layers of plaster, cloth and papier Mache effect. It’s a good oversize piece which is not only highly collectable but also very rare a piece. This item was obtained from a private showman’s collection in Brighton and has just come to market in our store.
Dimensions: H 22” x W 20” x D12”
Condition: The item is structurally sound and in one piece, Wear and tear is present as you would expect from a vintage item of this kind. It’s obviously been used as the head entrance is worn and scuffed (shown in the photos provided). The paint is very slightly faded but still very strong as shown in the photos. The paint in some places is chipped to reveal the white of coloured plaster underneath, however this does not detract from the character or how wonderfully decorative this unique piece of folk art carnival item is.
Postage: Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained below. With item of this fragile nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with insurance. This may cost that much more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.