We are saleing this authentic PlantersPeanut Mr. Peanut parade costume we have had on display with our collection for over 25 years. We feel that are very few Planters collectibles that can make the visual impact this costume does in all its glory, thus it has been a star in our collection for these many years. When people walk into our home and see this costume, they are amazed because it makes such a bold statement. We have seen some of these costumes sell in the past for mega-money, but we are offering it at $1. If you are further interested in adding this Planters Mr. Peanut costume to your Planters collection, please read on for a detailed description.
This costume was made for the Planters Peanut Co. and kept as company property for a person to wear, of course, at the companys direction and under their jurisdiction. A person would be hired to wear this costume and wander around public functions, either giving out small sample nut packs or just being seen. This person would necessarily be somewhat trim and athletic, because the bottom opening isnâe(tm)t real large and it gets heavy and warm after wearing it a while! We have seen people in movies and photos in this costume and it really stands out! We feel this costume is from the early 1940s or so due to its material and construction, which appears to be fiberglass and all of one piece for the body minus the hat. Earlier ones we have seen are made of paper Mache and are much heavier. The costume is in very good condition overall but has a a little painting off the hat as pictured. The hat appears to have been originally bonded to the suit and it is now removable above the brim. Either USPS Parcel Post would ship it domestic for $100 or come and pick it up in Hollywood. Please ask for international shipping costs Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about this costume, and we will do our very best to answer them. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope your offerding is successful.