Zippy Monkey dolls
Zippy Monkey dolls were collectible cuddly toys produced by a number of firms, most notably by the Rushton company in the 1950s, with reissues in the 60s and 70s.
Zippy was a real life Monkey on the popular children’s television series, Howdy Doody, which ran from 1947 to 1960.
The toys should not be confused with Zip Monkey dolls, which were produced by the US postal service to help encourage people to use zip codes, known as postal codes in Canada, or post codes in the UK. on correspondence.
Zippy Monkey doll manufacturers
In addition to Rushton's original dolls, the Dakin Company produced a number of Zippy dolls in the 1980s. They have also been offered by the Cracker Barrel chain of US restaurants.
How much are Zippy Monkey dolls worth?
The most collectible Zippy Monkey dolls were produced by the Rushton Company in the 1950s.
These are denoted by a tag which reads "The Rushton Company, Atlanta, Georgia” as well as "Copyright The Rushton CO” on the sole of a shoe.
These original dolls can sell for around $100.
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