Outstanding Mib Series 1 R John Wright Pinocchio/geppetto 340/500 Plus Sack Lr For SaleHere is a fabulous, large, MINT in original box, series 1 R John Wright 9" wood jointed Pinocchio marionette and 18” Geppetto along with their original marked sack and 2 autographed RJW tags and their little booklet. They come in their mint box and have the original Certificate of Authenticity along with their wool bag at least I think it is. This pair has always been a hard to find and I have never seen the marked bag. The workmanship and detail is perfect and true to the perfection that R John Wright puts into every one of his characters. This Geppetto and Pinocchio were a limited addition it the early 1990’s and only 500 sets were produced. I think all the Disney characters like Pinocchio, Geppetto and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were only sold at Disneyland. I think the series 2 Geppetto with Pinocchio were the last Disney characters the R John Wright Company produced. The label on the side of the box reads, R John Wright The Disney Collection Pinocchio No. 340/500 R John Wright Dolls Inc. Cambridge New York. The box is perfect with the original strings that holds Geppetto and Pinocchio in place. Geppetto is 18" tall and has his original booklet and 2 original hang tags personally autographed by R John Wright along with his RJW brass button on his vest. He is in mint condition and his face is marvelous with his white hair and mustache and big pink nose. He has wonderful side glancing big blue eyes and his coloring is outstanding. His original felt shirt, vest, knickers, socks and shoes are perfect with the RJW brass button in back. Pinocchio is 9” tall and mint. He is totally original and completely wood jointed. The coloring to his face is marvelous and he has wonderful rosy cheeks and huge, expressive blue painted eyes with a happy smiling face. Like the story Pinocchio is all carved wood and he really pose anyway you want. His mohair wig is fabulous and a bit messy like all little marionettes that are hoping to become little boys. You’ll have to watch him as I think his nose is getting longer every day. He has wonderful jointed arms and legs and his big carved shoes are excellent. He has the original strings that Geppetto can work to make Pinocchio walk and dance. He has his original brass RJW brass button imbedded on the bottom of his shoe along with his series number of 340/500 and The Walt Disney Company written on the bottom of the other shoe. His original felt shirt, pants and hat are mint with no fading and he still has the red feather on the side of his hat. Again, both Pinocchio and Geppetto have their the original Certificate of Authenticity and on the side of Pinocchio’s leg the date 6/14/92 and I’m not really sure why that’s there. He looks fabulous standing or, if you have Pinocchio's over sized chair, he looks fabulous sitting on it. This Pinocchio and Geppetto would make a fabulous addition to any R John Wright collection or vintage Pinocchio or Disney collection and a wonderful way to ring in the new year. This marvelous, MINT in original box, large, Series 1, 18” Geppetto and 9" R John Wright Pinocchio usually sells for well over $4000.00 but my reserve less so don't let this pair get away. This pair is getting harder and harder to find so now would be the time to bring him home to you. Lucky winner pays $35.00 S/I and international would be more. Email any questions and thanks for looking. Check out my other sales for more wood jointed, composition character and antique bisque dolls.
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