Howdy Doody Autograph

Howdy Doody is an American children's television program (with circus and Western frontier themes) that was created and produced by Victor F. Campbell and E. Roger Muir. It was broadcast on the NBC television network in the United States from December 27, 1947, until September 24, 1960. It was a pioneer of children's programming and set the pattern for many similar shows. One of the first television series produced at NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A, it pioneered color production in 1956 and NBC (then owned by RCA Television) used the show to promote color television sets in the late 1950s. More about Howdy Doody

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Current items with a signature of Howdy Doody

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thumbnailFrank Paris d1984 signed autograph 2x4 Creator of Original Howdy Doody Puppet$200.00logo
Buffalo Bob Smith created Howdy Doody during his days as a radio announcer on WNBC. At that time, Howdy Doody was only a voice Smith performed on the radio. When Smith made an appearance on NBC's television program Puppet Playhouse on December 27, 1947, the reception for the character was great enough to begin a demand for a visual character for television. Frank Paris, a puppeteer whose puppets appeared on the program, was asked to create a Howdy Doody puppet.

Bob Smith, the show's host, was dubbed "Buffalo Bob" early in the show's run (a reference both to the historical American frontier character Buffalo Bill and Smith's hometown of Buffalo, New York). At first the set was supposed to be a circus tent, but soon was changed to a western town. Smith wore cowboy garb, as did the puppet. The name of the puppet "star" was derived from the American expression "howdy doody"/"howdy do," a commonplace corruption of the phrase "How do you do?" used in the Western United States. (The straightforward use of that expression was also in the theme song's lyrics.) Smith, who had gotten his start as a singing radio personality in Buffalo, frequently used music in the program. Cast members Lew Anderson and Robert "Nick" Nicholson both were experienced jazz musicians. Read even more about Howdy Doody at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Howdy Doody

The most expensive item with a signature of Howdy Doody (Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob Autographed Ball- Obtained in Person-Guaranteed Auth) was sold in September 2014 for $200.00 while the cheapest item (Rhoda Mann signed/autographed card HOWDY DOODY) found a new owner for $1.79 in August 2013. The month with the most items sold (3) was September 2014 with an average selling price of $34.99 for an autographed item of Howdy Doody. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in April 2014 with $105.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $3.00 was March 2014. In average, an autographed item from Howdy Doody is worth $25.00.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Howdy Doody were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

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thumbnail1960s photo postcard HOWDY DOODY Signed by BUFFALO BOB SMITH$6.99logo
thumbnailALENE CHAPIN Howdy Doody personally hand signed autographed 8 x 10 $20.00logo
thumbnailBuffalo Bob Howdy Doody- Signed 3X5 Index Card$24.99logo
thumbnailBuffalo Bob Smith SIGNED Index Card JSA (d. 1998) NO RESERVE Howdy Doody$5.59logo
thumbnailBuffalo Bob Smith Signed TPB Howdy and Me 1st Printing Howdy Doody Autobiography$25.00logo
thumbnailBUFFALO BOB SMITH Signed, Inscribed Kids Songbook, Howdy Doody, 1995 w/ CD Mint$46.55logo
thumbnailHowdy (Doody) and Me Autographed Book by Buffalo Bob Smith and Donna McCrohan$19.99logo
thumbnailHowdy Doody Buffalo Bob Smith & Kean Signed Book lot x9 Autos Total, 5 books$21.50logo