Vintage CLIPPO the Clown Marionette Puppet


Here is a vintage Clippo the clown puppet doll with its original booklet. He was produced by EFFANBEE toys and was made between 1937-1939. The toy was designed and created by Virginia Austin Curtis. She made several of the Clippo dolls and sold them to the toy departments of Bullock's and J. W. Robinson's where they proved a best-seller. She then landed a large order from Marshall Field in Chicago but was unable to keep up with the increased manufacturing demand and turned over Clippo's rights to the Effanbee Doll Co. He is nice vintage condition and comes with its original strings.