Ossie Ostrich & Plucka Duck!
Australian Children’s Television but with a clever adult twist, especially with Ernie Carrol behind the voice of Ossie. This aired on Saturday mornings originally.
This show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, was later placed in an evening time slot and was a very popular variety show, smutty innuendos, tongue in cheek humour I think was the best laugh.
And who’d forget Humdrum with our own Molly Meldrum, a music rave from the Guru himself, who was the most picked on personality in the show, often being subject to things falling on him, breaking, being thrown and harassed by Dicky Knee.
The plush characters from the show are becoming desired by collectors now that the show is no more. A plush Plucka Duck was recently sold on E-bay with 3 or 4 signatures of the Hey Hey cast, Red, John Blackman, Daryl Somers & Wilbur I believe.
As I collect Australian Children’s Television items, I have these in my collection (pictured). Two of these have their original swing tags and copyright tags, which are harder to find. This Ossie is made by Croner 1982, there is a few different Ossies from 70’s & 90’s , some have hard plastic eyes.
What’s it worth? These characters can sell for varying prices, pending on condition, rarity, signatures, tags, etc, starting at $10.00. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that yours is a rare one which will fetch around $70.00, study what you have and price accordingly to sell.
It’s great to see Aussies take up this collection, cause preserving fun childhood memories like these are good for the soul!
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