I purchased two great old puppets or marionettes recently at an estate sale. This one depicts an older Mexican man, the other one depicts a Mexican Bandit and will be offered in a different listing. I don't know the age. The seller that I purchased it from said she thought her mom bought them in Mexico in the 1950s, but that was a guess on her part.
This puppets head is plaster with a hand painted face. He is wearing a Sombrero and has cloth clothing. His hands are plastic and his feet are wood. I believe he is 100% hand made.
He stands about 14 inches tall. With the strings factored in, from the top of the wood manipulator to the bottom of the puppet's feet is about 28 inches.
There are no cracks or breakage. The strings are not tangled, at least not at this moment. Hopefully they'll stay straightened during shipping.
Buyer to pay USPS delivery charges from Northern California of $5.95.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items will safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.