November 21, 2006

The original Rudolph and Santa show up on Antiques Roadshow.

Aww. I like this story.



Simeon Lipman, an independent appraiser of pop culture memorabilia from New York City, was manning his table at the Providence ANTIQUES ROADSHOW when a guest approached with a tin canister. "He opened the tin," Simeon remembers, "and out they popped. It was like seeing old friends." The old friends were Rudolph and Santa Claus, two of the puppets from the Rankin/Bass TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that Simeon — and millions of other Americans — have seen seasonally since it debuted on NBC in 1964.

Providence, Follow the Stories: Is this the Real Rudolph?

(via Tiny Showcase)

2 comments:

glass said...

I bought my friends this set of (misfit) toys a few years back (you can click on the photo for details)...

I was hoping to find a set of these for myself, but some online searching isn't turning anything up sadly.

BB said...

Thanks, Chris! I was so sad to find out in the article that Sam the Snowman melted! Gone forever because of neglect. At least it sounds like Yukon Cornelius survived...

I'll keep my eyes peeled for the misfit toys set and let you know if I run across 'em.