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Pricing Help for Bert and Ernie Prop Puppets

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by Sesameestreeeet, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    I was wondering what my Bert and Ernie are worth. They were used as props for Sesame street a while back but was wanting to sell them. I was going to list them on ebay but wasnt sure what I would get. Any ideas what they could be worth ? I cant find anything like them anywhere on the web, are most of the old props gone ? Bert is over 4 feet tall and Ernie is almost 5 feet tall. Heres a link to their pics. Any help is greatly appreciated thnx

    http://s1106.photobucket.com/albums/h369/sfdsf1/?action=view&current=bert.jpg

    http://s1106.photobucket.com/albums/h369/sfdsf1/?action=view&current=ernie.jpg
  2. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    Did you try an eBay search under life-size or props? Honestly, I'm not sure there is a "set" value for things of this nature. You could start the bidding at $400.00 and see where it goes, or if you have a set price in mind, do them as a buy it now with a best offer option and see what people are willing to pay.

    And keep us posted!
  3. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I get an error message when I click the eBay links. :( So, what are these, costumes? They're so big, and shiny! Ha ha. I thought that was very different, but they are indeed awesome collectors items. Good luck! :)
  5. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    Sorry not sure why they arent working. They actually arent costumes they are lifesize props they arent cheesy either they were made for the actual sesame street. I got them a while back from someone who used to work for sesame street she said they were used as props. Pretty neat right. They were used a while back on the older sesame street. If you go to ebay.com and type in life size sesame street they should both come up. I know they are awesome but hoping to sell for and use the money for Christmas gifts for my kids. Thanks for the reply
  6. Animal31

    Animal31 Active Member

    Auction came up, great information included, including the part about the cute kid.... :)

    I'm sure they are 100% authentic, but Iwonder why they used such a weird shirt pattern for them? I was curious what you mean when you say "used as props"?

    And good luck with the auctions, they should sell well at those prices!
  7. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    I say props because when I bought them I bought them off of a lady who used to work for Sesame Street. She said they were used as props. I guess I should have asked more info but I was just so excited over them at the time lol. I dont want to just make up something about where they are from so I can only say as much as I know. It stinks because I would like to be able to say more about them and what they were used for and I do have people asking. If you find anything out please let me know. Thanks
  8. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    I actually have a pic next ernie as a kid. It was at a mall where they had a count prop as well. I think it was a department store promotion back in the early 80's. Because I am 33 now and I was like 3 or 4 then
  9. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    I was going to say these look like the displays from the Sesame Street section that they used to have at JCPenny's when i was kid. I remember going to the mall with my mom and jus the idea of 'walking past' the Sesame Street display was the most exciting thing to me. Of course if we could stop and look and I could play that was cool too but I loved just seeing these things when we walked by. I am fairly certain that is where these came from.

    --Matleo
  10. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    I just found out their heads are made of fiberglass. Do you remember if the ones at jc penny the same ?
  11. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    Do you think I should add that to the description ? Are you certain thats where they are from ? I wonder because Jcpenny is so popular it would probably help the auction but I dont want to give false info if they arent. Its the fiberglass thing that stumps me though wouldnt jcpenny have used plastic or no ? rtgentry in your pic does it look pretty identical to your photo ? I have 7 watchers on Bert and 6 watchers on Ernie so I am hoping for a couple bids. With them being so unique I would be dissapointed if no one bid. I know people usually dont bid till the end so hoping and waiting.
  12. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    Ernie is exactly the same except yours looks like it has had wear to it of course. The did have fiber glass? hands as well.
  13. Sesameestreeeet

    Sesameestreeeet New Member

    Is there a way to post a pic of ernie ? I would love to add it to my auction. Thanks !!
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Me too! I always wanted to go by them a second time, and sometimes we did if I was really really good for the rest of the trip to the mall. :p:(
  15. rtgentry

    rtgentry Member

    Did you ever sell the displays?


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