MastroNet Winter 2003
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Shari Lewis was one of the best sellers in the Colorforms line, appearing in at least six different sets that we know of. Two of these sets were Colorforms' early printing sets. Four were done as the standard platform board with vinyl piece accessories sets. The production items for those four standard sets are offered here. Two of the sets are Shari Lewis and Her Puppet Friends - #'s 155 (small version) and 2155 (larger version). By studying the materials included in the portfolios for these two sets, we have discovered that they were originally planned to be released as #'s 144 and 2144, respectively. At some point, the production people must have discovered the existence of another set using that same number, and they changed the listing before final release. The proofs in this set all have the earlier numbering on the covers. Almost everything else has been altered to show the new numbering. Contents for set #155/144: original vinyl art (ink; note that this set's bklt. and platform art are included in the larger set's contents); mech. for cover; prog.'s for cover (eight, w/ed. not.); pos.'s for cover, platform, and bklt.; final proof for cover; and a NM game in an EX box. Contents for set #2155/2144: original platform art (pap. col. - 17-1/2" x 14", w/two pl. ov. containing black line work, below a tis. ov. with a full length cut-out of Shari that is topped by removable cropping matte that designates the platform space for the smaller game.); original vinyl art; original bklt. art (done as mech. cut-outs with additional text stats); mech. for cover and two ad mech.'s; pos.'s for cover and platform; color photo transparency of Shari, Lambchop and Charlie Horse that was used for the cover art; final proof for cover; and a NM game in a GD/VG box. Contents for Shari Lewis TV Game" (small set #705): original platform art (pap. col. - 15" x 9"); original vinyl art; large mounted color photo cut-out to be used with cover's mech.; mech. for cover (with outlined area for photo placement and tis. ov.); and final proof sheet containing both sets' platforms. Contents for larger version set (#7005): original platform art (pap. col. - 18-1/2" x 12"); original vinyl art; large mounted color photo cut-out to be used with cover's mech.; mech. for cover (with outlined area for photo placement); two separate sets of prog.'s for cover and platform (eight each, w/ed. not.); two ad mech.'s; final proof for box lid; sample of the produced platform; and a NM sample game in a GD/VG box.
"Shari Lewis and Her Puppet Friends" - Four Different Games - 1961
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