Since those involved in the Rudolph…

Since those involved in the Rudolph TV special had no idea of the future value of the stop motion puppet figures, many were not preserved. In 2005, the remaining two puppets of Rudolph and Santa appeared on Antiques Roadshow, damaged from years of rough handling by children and attic storage. On the show, their appraised value was between $8,000 and $10,000. Sadly, the other puppets in the hot attic “melted.” These are the only remaining puppets left.
The figures have been shown at conventions since then, after being restored in 2006. They were successfully sold at auction on November 13 of 2020, netting a $368,000 sale price, doubling the expected return.