Wade Porcelain Pogo.
porcelain Pogo made by the famous Wade factory in Ireland is the most
difficult for collectors to find. It is also the most expensive. This
ceramic figure was created in 1959, and Walt Kelly did not like it at all.
He broke the heads off the ones that were sent to him. Click the photo to
see a full sized photo.
||These figures were manufactured by Poynter Products Co. of Ohio. These
figures range from 5.5 to 7 inches in height and are made of plastic. The added
feathers or fur was not appealing to Walt Kelly, and he rejected them
completely. Supposedly they were thus never released to the market. They are
sometimes found new in the box. Poynter figures are rare. Top photo, from left they
are: Churchy la Femme, Mamselle Hepzibah and Howland Owl. Lower photo:
Beauregard Hound, Pogo Possum and Albert Alligator, Click on the pictures to see
& Gamble Figures
||These soft plastic figures were given away in boxes of
Proctor and Gamble products c1969. The prototypes of these figures were
done by Walt Kelly in modeling clay, and are still owned by Proctor and
Gamble. A full set
of these figures should be relatively easy for any collector to achieve. Pictured
is a complete set of figures. They are
4" to 5" tall. They are Top photo, from left: Albert, Porky and
Churchy. Bottom Photo: Howland, Beauregard, and Pogo. Click on the photos to see an enlarged picture.