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My Love For Hamberger Displays

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Where did everyone go?  lol

 

Hey Darrid,   Didn't mean to ignore you guys.  Just that I got a bit involved in a couple of time consuming projects.   Can't believe I missed so much in such a short time.  Catching up on the forums will take a few days :)    BTW = missed you at the Meet-n-Greet  :(

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there used to be a wed site called Cathy Christmas  who sold hamberger displays  i dont know if they are still around or not.

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The majority of online sources for Hamberger never actually stocked items but were just distributors. Nida Lighting in Ohio had a similar situation where they had items ridiculously overpriced on the website but never stocked anything.

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Picked up some new Elfies this past week! I also got the chance to meet the one and only Darrid Morris!

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Picked up some new Elfies this past week! I also got the chance to meet the one and only Darrid Morris!

Love the new babies! It was really a pleasure to meet finally!

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Darrid,

Love your new babies also. I like the more lifelike elves. Who makes them? Look bigger than the Hamberger elves.

 

The Santa that is sitting, does he actually supposed to stand?

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Picked up some new Elfies this past week! I also got the chance to meet the one and only Darrid Morris!

Love the reindeer sitting.

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Really depends on the mall traffic. Some 5 years other will hold onto stuff for 10-15 year. Most don't even use animation anymore, sadly.

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There is something magical about the old Victorian pieces... a reminder of old times gone by. Lots of nostalgia!

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Hello All, As much as it pains me to let go of them, it is time to let someone else enjoy what I have collected over the past 10+ years. I am offering them here first because I know they will receive the Love and attention that they require. So, here goes: For sale approximately one hundred and forty Hamberger animations (most of which are shown in this video:

  All of the fences and props seen in video are all included as are the two pieces of plexiglass and 14 sheets of plywood I used to enclose the figures in my garage every year. Not seen in the video but part of the package is my eight piece Hamberger truly Life-sized Nativity with manger, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and 5 or 6? Peanuts Characters along with the six piece Hamberger Caroler set that I am not sure I put in my count or not. In addition to the Hamberger pieces, as part of the package I am including approximately 130 -150 Santa's Best and Telco pieces most of which are Disney pieces, Peanuts, Looney Tunes, Undercover kids, Polar bears, Bears, Angels etc., etc.. The quantity on the Santa's Best and Telco pieces is an estimate, in all honesty I think the total may be higher. I will try to post as many pictures as I can. Some are on another laptop that I just ordered a new fan for because it is overheating.Some pieces I have never used. As you will see in the pictures I post, I rotate them as a Christmas scene in my garage every year, one year Disney, one year all elves, one year all animals, and one year all snowmen and polar bears. First $40k takes them and I will not be splitting them up. I am offering them here first, then to the whole Planet Christmas community, if no takers, on eBay they go. I am willing to help drive them to your state as my guess is you will need at least two 26 footers to complete the move. Respectfully yours, George                                                                                                                                                                                                post-1659-0-59508200-1433091766_thumb.jppost-1659-0-89667500-1433091789_thumb.jppost-1659-0-62269400-1433091850_thumb.jp Edited by urthegman

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Hello All, As much as it pains me to let go of them, it is time to let someone else enjoy what I have collected over the past 10+ years. I am offering them here first because I know they will receive the Love and attention that they require. So, here goes: For sale approximately one hundred and forty Hamberger animations (most of which are shown in this video:

  All of the fences and props seen in video are all included as are the two pieces of plexiglass and 14 sheets of plywood I used to enclose the figures in my garage every year. Not seen in the video but part of the package is my eight piece Hamberger truly Life-sized Nativity with manger, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and 5 or 6? Peanuts Characters along with the six piece Hamberger Caroler set that I am not sure I put in my count or not. In addition to the Hamberger pieces, as part of the package I am including approximately 130 -150 Santa's Best and Telco pieces most of which are Disney pieces, Peanuts, Looney Tunes, Undercover kids, Polar bears, Bears, Angels etc., etc.. The quantity on the Santa's Best and Telco pieces is an estimate, in all honesty I think the total may be higher. I will try to post as many pictures as I can. Some are on another laptop that I just ordered a new fan for because it is overheating.Some pieces I have never used. As you will see in the pictures I post, I rotate them as a Christmas scene in my garage every year, one year Disney, one year all elves, one year all animals, and one year all snowmen and polar bears. First $40k takes them and I will not be splitting them up. I am offering them here first, then to the whole Planet Christmas community, if no takers, on eBay they go. I am willing to help drive them to your state as my guess is you will need at least two 26 footers to complete the move. Respectfully yours, George                                                                                                                                                                                                attachicon.gifDSCN0799.JPGattachicon.gifDSCN0808.JPGattachicon.gifDSCN0855.JPG

Found this video of garage on this computer, not sure if the format it is in will work, but it is the snowman/polar bear option I spoke of above. Uploaded it to youtube, here it is: 

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George, I have been checking out your display for a few years now & the amount of people that come & see it every year is amazing. I hope it finds a good home.. maybe even mine..lol. Hopefully your display can stay local. It would be a shame to let it all cross state lines.

Best of luck

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