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1960's Carnaby Street London Papier Maché DODO HEAD from DoDo Design

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    Posted 4 years ago

    HippieArch…
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    Not sure how many more postings I will have in 2018 but I had to add this beauty which is being shipped to me from a collection in Paris. Hard to find in nice shape like this. A circa 1967-68 Carnaby Street London Papier Maché DODO HEAD from DoDo Design. With the goggles, he looks like some kind of mad WWI pilot. A little over 17" (45 cm) in height x 7" wide. Last photo is an online photo of them being sold in a shop on the iconic Carnaby Street in the 1960s. Have not seen this exact character yet... This is not kitsch, this is COOL...

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    Comments

    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 years ago
      It's in incredible shape to be made of this material and to be 50 years old.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Reminds me of a guy who had a Pitts Special (aerobatic biplane) in the 60's. He had a curled mustache like this & would fly with jumpsuit, leather helmet & a scarf that must have been 4' long. In AL.
    3. HippieArchaeologist HippieArchaeologist, 4 years ago
      That biplane pilot must have been a fabulous sight to see! They just don't make them like that anymore.
    4. Shilpot Shilpot, 4 years ago
      I searched for years to find one. Eventually found one on ebay (USA) and had it shipped to me in London. Not as glamorous as yours though.

      I even found the gent who owned the shop in Carnaby Street that sold them. The shop was called Gear.

      I don't know why they're so hard to find. Any tips? I want a boyfriend for my girl.
    5. Shilpot Shilpot, 4 years ago
      I also have a Pinterest page dedicated to them - which you may have seen. I've added your pics to it.

      https://www.pinterest.co.uk/plaza9/dodo-designs1960s/

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