Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Collecting Vintage Flamingos

Flamingos Adored By Collectors  

Hello Funky Flamingo

Three Florida Girls 

Did you know that vintage Flamingos are very collectible? These long necked pink birds known for standing on one leg are very social and congregate  in colonies in Central and South America, the West Indies and the Galapagos Islands.

Flamingo Souvenirs  

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But not only do humans enjoy watching these birds hanging out with other Flamingos, we  adore keeping images and statues of them around. Back in the 1950s, tourists came back with lot's of Flamingo souvenirs from trips to Florida and other warmer climates.
The Flamingowas found on kitchen towels, salt and pepper shakers, snow globes, tip trays, beverage glasses, clothing and more.

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Flamingo Collectibles Up In Price

Flamingo collectibles are as hot as the climates these birds enjoy. You will find lots of vintage souvenirs with Flamingo designs from ceramic knick knacks to kitchenware, textiles, decorative  accessories. Prices vary according to the manufacture and rarity of object. While most Flamingo kitsch can be purchased from $5.00-25.00, you will also find additional Flamingo collectibles which are priced much higher such as the California Pottery birds shown in this post.

As with any popular collectible, when there is demand, the price climbs. And these pink pals are attracting a lot of interest.  Flamingos are adored by many collectors young and old who are charmed by these funky Retro birds which were popular in the 1950s.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. Love it! I have a whole flamingo room!

  2. What fun! I love this post.

    Susan and Bentley

  3. For some reason, flamingos always remind me of "Fantasy Island". Remember that show?! And of course, "The Love Boat." : )