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Pickup up this guy last week! Love that he doesn't have the common yellow shirt.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Darrid said:

Looking for these ... anyone seen them?

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I haven't seen any in person.  They were probably sold almost exclusively to haunted house attractions (think Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Wildwood in New Jersey). I can't see any malls in the mid 60's putting this in their food court around October so they're probably more rare :lol:

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Found this guy for sale recently. Looks more like Harold Gale than Hamberger, but still definitely for this crowd lol.

Would love to have him but they're asking $800 for him which seems a little steep to me.

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Merry Christmas all!    I am looking for a Gnome atop a stool, loading a green sack, that goes with the "santa with list" set, listed as #767 in catalog....anybody selling one please send a Message!  Ty,  Frank

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Frank I had 3. I just sold one and have another comming after the holiday but it needs work. If I'm selling it I will let you know

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On 11/17/2017 at 2:46 PM, MattKat said:

Found this guy for sale recently. Looks more like Harold Gale than Hamberger, but still definitely for this crowd lol.

Would love to have him but they're asking $800 for him which seems a little steep to me.

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I got this same exact Santa for free on craigslist 15 years ago. The story was the owner had saved it from the trash at the department store where he worked, took it home, and moved it from house to house each time he moved. When he was moving a long distance, he decided he didn't want it anymore. To get it for free, I had to promise not to sell it for a year (as if I would!).

Unfortunately, it appears he never covered it up between seasons. So, while I have had success gently cleaning his jacket and the rest of his clothes and getting them looking pretty good, I'm stymied by the beard (which appears to be glued in place). The white beard is almost grey. Any thoughts on how to clean the beard would be appreciated.

 

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Those are cool.  Looks like these mechanicals were made for just about any holiday or season!

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.I have a copy of one of three portfolios that belonged to the head creative designer from Hamberger. She is a personal friend of mine and believe me they did more one offs and custom pieces then I think anyone realizes. I think I showed Darrid a few pics a while ago.

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