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    Daktari Playset #3720 Complete in Original Box (Louis Marx and Company, 1967). This fantastic playset, one of the Marx line of highly detailed playsets made from the 1950s until the 1970s, is based on a popular television show set in Africa, starring Marshall Thompson and Cheryl Miller. Both stars are pictured on the lid of the box. The Daktari playset was issued in three versions, and #3720 was likely the largest and most elaborate. The playset is in the original illustrated box, complete with all four sides, lid, and three exterior flaps as issued. The playmat that served as the base for the playset is unused and still inside its printed paper envelope. The box and all components are in Very Fine condition. This lot will have to ship from Dallas to the winning bidder.

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    Included is the 11" x 17" two-sided P-1843 Instruction Sheet; the components of the set are in the Marx printed paper bags. A 4" x 1.5" x 1.25" white box holds seven hand-painted animals. Included in the set:

    1) Metal lithographed Jungle Trading Post components, two sections (unassembled) - walls, 4" x 14.75"; roof, 5.125" x 8.5".

    2) Foliage (in four paper bags) - three of two different double trees plus six leaf canopy; one single tree with canopy; four single plant bases with four plants.

    3) Fifteen African natives and one monkey in dark brown plastic (in "Figures" bag); humans are 1.5" to 2.625 height; monkey is 1.25".

    4) A second set of fifteen African natives and one monkey in dark brown plastic (in "Figures" bag); humans are 1.5" to 2.625 height; monkey is 1.25".

    5) Eleven hunters and one bound lioness in cream color plastic (in bag). There are ten men and one woman; 10 are standing and one kneeling. Height 1.5" to 2.25".

    6) Plastic Accessories (in bag) - campfire; two machete; two oars; two bundles and two drums on sprue; cage; cooking pot; animal skin; half-log; two man bundle; two pots and three dishes of food/utensils on sprue; two items made of tied branches.

    7) Twelve accessories in red plastic (in bag) - post in ground; lattice with bundles; cage; log assembly; hollowed-out half log; base; bent pole; rope with noose; two drums and two poles on sprue.

    8) Jeep in tan plastic with gray wheels (in bag) measures 1.25" x 3.75" x 1.875".

    9) Weapons (in bag) - twelve spears on sprue; six shields; nine rifles and drum plus two poles on sprue; two bundles.

    10) Playset Layout Sheet that forms the base. It is unused and in 10" x 13" titled paper envelope.

    11) Twelve sections of interlocking fence in gray plastic, each 2" x 5.5".

    12) Three sections of rock in hard plastic (in bag) - one with pool of water; one with ladder and cave.

    13) Four African Native Huts in tan and dark brown plastic (in bag) - two-piece; roof plus two walls and floor, 3" x 3.5" x 3.5" assembled.

    14) Two African Native circular buildings in tan and dark brown plastic (in bag) - three-piece, roof plus two wall sections, 5" diameter x 4" height assembled.

    15) African Native building accessories (in bag) - six ladders, 2.5" length; sixteen supports for huts, 15 on sprue and one loose, 1.75" height.

    16) Flag - metal "Daktari" flag; gray plastic 6.25" height pole; gray base.

    17) Seven hand-painted plastic African Animals in 4" x 1.5" s 1.25" white box and each in individual small plastic bag: Giraffe, Tiger, Monkey, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Loin, Zebra.

    EDIT: Added shipping info

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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