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Punch & Judy Ephemera


Every thing puppet related that does not fit into other categories will be catalogued here. This includes doorstops, signs, teapots, statues and Russian stacking dolls or matryoshka. This category has not been documented as yet and no count has been made. There are many unique and interesting items with absorbing histories.

Walter Scott Punch and Judy sign from the 1930’s. This was a workshop sign for his shop in Carmel, California.

Punch Doorstop originally made in in England in the 1880’s. The material was brass or iron. Sometimes they were painted.

Punch and Judy Teapot, Staffordshire, England. A contemporary piece by Tony Wood.

Side of a Sicilian Cart used for puppet shows.

Punch Ephemera
Punch & Judy Pictures
Sicilian Cart Close-up

e·phem·er·a  [ih-fem-er-uh] Show IPA
noun, plural -er·as, -er·ae  [-uh-ree] Show IPA for 2.
1. a plural of ephemeron.
2. an ephemerid.
Origin: 1670–80; < Greek eph?mera, neuter plural of eph?meros, taken as singular; see ephemeral :03

Ephemera is always a great word to know.
So is bezoar. Does it mean:
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
e·phem·er·on   [ih-fem-uh-ron, -er-uhn] Show IPA
noun, plural -er·a  [-er-uh] Show IPA, -er·ons.
1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.
Origin: 1570–80; < Greek eph?meron short-lived insect, noun use of neuter of eph?meros; see ephemeral

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