This page: last update 16th February 2011



KEN DODD 
AND THE
DIDDYMEN
MEMORABILIA

  
Probably the only website that has a page dedicated solely to Ken Dodd? Why??
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Have to admit that collecting serious hard-core memorabilia like Gerry Anderson has not always been on the agenda. Basically 'whatever takes my fancy' Not that I fancy Ken Dodd. Pardon? Oh, that's the English language for you - confusing! 

Yes, Kenneth's shows can be an ordeal, starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 12.50am, with a lot of verbal dribble in-between, but he has to be one of the last of the comedians who does not succumb to bad or offensive language to 'entertain'!


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CERAMICS

Original china ware. Any white discrepancies appearing on images are light reflection.
MIE = MADE IN ENGLAND is within the porcelain on the base 
 no mks = no markings whatsoever on the base

1: MONEY BOX 7.5 cm tall * same image on reverse * no mks * NM sold
2: MUG 8 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE * EX+ 20
3: MUG  7.2 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE * NM 14
4: MONEY BOX 7.5 cm tall * same image on reverse * no mks * NM sold
5: MUG  8 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE
             man. fault:  red omitted * tiny chip on top + bottom rim * VG+ 5
6: MUG 7.7 cm tall *  image on reverse as no. 1 Money Box
                            small DIDDYLAND sign on inside * no mks * NM 20

 

7: MUG 8 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE and
          stamped 'KEN DODD'S DIDDYMEN 1970 etc '  * EX+ 24
8: MUG 8 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE * EX 22
9: MUG 8 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE *  base
         has a 10mm chip and  2 x 7mm very light crack lines * VG+ 14
10: MUG 8.4 cm tall * small DIDDYLAND sign on reverse * MIE * EX+ 14
11: TANKARD 10.1 cm tall * base states 'Prince William ~ 
            WARRANTED 22 CARAT GOLD ~ Made In England'
            the Gold trim worn (nicked?) o/w NM  sold

 


12:  PLATE 13.5 cm wide * base states 'Prince William ~ 
             WARRANTED 22 CARAT GOLD ~ Made In England'
              the Gold trim part worn * sold
13:  DISH 13.7 cm wide; 1.7 cm deep * base states 'Prince William ~ 
             WARRANTED 22 CARAT GOLD ~ Made In England' *   EX+ 38
14:  BOWL 16.2 cm wide; 3 cm deep * gold stamped on base
             'STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES LTD. MADE IN ENGLAND ~ 
              KEN DODD'S DIDDYMEN 1970'  * EX+ 28


TOYS


  (1) DICKIE MINT (2) MICK THE MARMALISER (3) NIGEL PONSONBY  (4) WEE HAMISH McDIDDY
Plastic character figures, with removable hats.
 Approximately 14cm tall. Base of each foot states 'DIDDY'.
These four are complete;  not faded, scratched, etc.
 
1 sold (again!)  *  2  sold  *  3 = sold  * 4 = sold

Diddymen like these purchased !



  KEN DODD HAND PUPPET
(larger image available)
13" (33cm) tall * Plastic head and hands. 
 Cloth body. Head has hair (nylon).
In original unopened polythene bag with flimsy inner
card stating ' THE FABULOUS DIDDY PUPPET'
 Header card has photo and says "How tickled I h'am
to introduce to you my fabulous DIDDY glove puppet.
Best wishes Ken Dodd". *  Price was 15/11.
Early 60s 
now sold = here for your enjoyment


EPHEMERA

Original performance fliers


1965 / 1966 @ 20
Birmingham Theatre 'Humpty Dumpty
with Judy Collins, Ken Roberts, The Honeys, etc.
writing on reverse (performance report)'

1967 ~ June 2nd on @ 14
London Palladium 'doddy's here again'
Bluebell Girls + Star Acts ?
small semi fold-out

1973 ~ 31 Oct ~ 3 Nov @ 14
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford ' Ken Dodd laughter Show   '
 with the Diddymen + Big Company
creased at top

1974 ~ Sept 23 on @ 14
London Palladium 'Ken Dodd Laughter Show'
with Wilma Reading + Star International Co.
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1980 ~ Oct 20 on @ 6
London Palladium 'Ken Dodd Laughter Show'
with The Hillsiders, Bogino Brothers, etc.

Note that the same photograph is employed through the years !

 


  Signed Photograph
small = 2.5" x 3.5"
"To David  Yours Toothfully Ken Dodd"
 Vintage photo / autograph @ 20



Non-tatty Hilarious Publications


TV EXPRESS ANNUAL  p 1962 
Cover G / contents NM @ 10
Biggles trip story drawn by Ron Embleton.
Ken Dodd caricature on front cover, and a 10 pge strip story 
within called "Ken Dodd in THE CASE OF THE TALKING DUCK".



TV COMIC ANNUAL  p 1968
(1) VG @ 7  *  (2) VG+ @ 8  *  (3) NM @ 15
nb. 4 pages of DIDDYMEN strips. Oddly, the only characters within not to be
included on the front cover - unless Patrick Troughton is actually one?....

 

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