In the early 1950s, the Peter Puppet Playthings company produced a five-piece set of "Howdy Doody" marionettes that included some of the main members of the cast. These toys were of a more deluxe nature, but they could be purchased at a bit of a discount through the nation's leading mail order catalogs, like Sears and Montgomery Ward. These dolls have composition heads, hands and feet. They have wooden blocks for their upper torso, and soft cloth for bottom torso. The composition is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, uplifts or crazing. The painted features are excellent as well. Clarabelle has a small touch up on nose, which does not distract. Howdy is the largest of the five pieces, measuring about 17" in height, with silly little "Flub-a-Dub" (the rarest of the cast members) measuring about 12" long. Clarabelle is 14 in., Princess SummerFall-WinterSpring is 13 in., and Mr. Bluster is 13 in. tall. Their clothing is All Original and in Mint Condition, with no odors. Flub-a-Dub is missing its two small black felt flipper feet. An easy fix to replace. He does however, come with his Original Box. This Fabulous All Original Set is hardly ever seen all together, and in this Mint condition. The set is being sold with the red hand made Display Stand measuring 31.5 w X 25 h X 19 d. If you are into Howdy Doody, 1950s, Nostalgia, Character dolls or Fun Items, this is it.