This week on Collectors iconic children’s character Mr. Squiggle makes an appearance with his maker Norman Hetherington.
Hetherington talks about Mr. Squiggle, who went to air in 1959 for a trial season of six weeks only. The cartoonist and self-taught puppet-maker also shares Blackboard and many of his 400 puppets.
The episode also features ‘Picnic Queen’, Debbie Dole, whose collecting passion was awakened when her husband imported a Ford Zephyr from England it arrived with a fitted, unused picnic set. Now when the men of the Macedon Ranges Car Club stick their heads under bonnets, their wives picnic all day.
Kevin Dixon shows off his Rin Tin Tin collection with books, magazines, original scripts, cereal-box souvenirs and studio art dewvoted to the great TV action pet.
Claudia visits White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, a privately owned public space whose owners are collectors of modern Chinese art and sculpture, featuring astainless steel wire motorbike.
It airs 8pm Friday on ABC1