Posted 5 years ago
I started collecting flamingo figurines about 30 plus years ago. The first one I found while on vacation in St. Pete, Florida. Stopped at a junk shop in an old gas station. There it was a Maddux of California flamingo planter, sitting in the glass block window. The flamingo bug got me. I've hoarded a mass collection, made up of Brad Keeler, Maddux of California, Will George and Made in Japan plus a few other makers. A lot of the figurines fell over and broke, so if you buy any, check out the necks for repairs. Mine are all perfect. My grandmother had a pair in her China cabinet, back in the 60's. She said she bought them at the dimestore, she threw them in the garbage after having them for awhile. Too bad I didn't appreciate flamingo figurines back then.