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Posted 7 years ago


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A variety of the motion signs from Hamm's beer over the years.

A. The large scenorama sign-measures about 5 ft. across.There are moving and non moving versions-be warned.Check the insides for rollers and a motor before you buy one!
B. The standard Hamms scenorama-the classic,timeless motion sign which features a campsite,canoe and smoking campfire with ascending smoke.There is also a round logo version of this sign which is more rare.
C. 1965 Hamms anniversary rippler-this was made for their 100th anniversary.Very often the outer woodgrain (plastic) edges get broken on these.
D. "Starry skies" sign-this also comes in a small (PAPER bricks) and LARGE version (plastic) and there are a few variations.The one with "aged and aged from moon to moon" below the fence is rare.This features a cartoon moon peeking over the horizon.
E. 1956 T.V. box rippler-Called this (unofficially) because the outer gray cabinet resembles an old TV set.Many times the inner woods/water scene becomes water damaged and wrinkled.
F. Sunrise/sunset sign-two versions,one with the metallic gold goblets and one with a clock in the upper left.
G. "Flipper barrel" sign-with multiple color scenes that "flip" over in succession,5 to 7 seconds apart.
H and I. Billboard and Ice skater bear signs. Both have fragile bases that are prone to cracking.There is also a "tuber bear" sign with a floating bear (holding a 6 pack aloft) that rotates on "water"

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  1. MB , 7 years ago
    I've got the sign E, and I've never seen it anywhere else till now. Do you know the date of it? I'm guessing late 50s, but I really don't know. The earliest I remember seeing it was in the late 60s.
  2. oldbeer, 7 years ago
    Thats a 1956 TV box rippler sign,so named because the gray frame resembled a TV set. As far as Hamms signs,they sell pretty reasonable.About 250 for a mint one.
    Hope that helps
  3. MB , 7 years ago
    Thanks for the info. My grandpa used to run a bar at Lyn-Lake in the 50s (and that's where it came from) so the date makes sense. It's got sentimental value, so it's worth more to me--and luckily it still works!
  4. oldbeer again, 7 years ago
    If you ever need
  5. David Durham, 7 years ago
    I have sign A. It is complete and fully functional. I would like to know its value and where I might sell it.
  6. oldbeer again, 7 years ago
    I'm in Minnesota,so...if theres questions on selling/buying-oldbeer at its in MN,no problem.But to ship these huge signs,NO way.They've survived 50 years to be TRASHED in one week of shipping??? Don't chance it,David.
  7. dmk678, 7 years ago
    Was wondering if you want a book I have? Maybe you have it already.
    The Paws of Refreshment
    The Story of Hamm's Beer Advertising It looks like a cartoon book for children.
    I think it's neat. Maybe you would like to add it to your collection
    Let me know.
  8. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    I'd love to have A or B one day.
  9. oldbeer oldbeer, 7 years ago
    DMK-I have both books written by Moira Harris.She lives in the Twin Cities.Thanks a lot though!
  10. DMK678 DMK678, 7 years ago
    I have some questions about a sign I own and you have listed above
    and some others.Maybe you could help. Is there a better venue or way to
    contact you?
    Thanks DMK
  11. David, 6 years ago
    I have a Hamm's helicopter with the bear hanging from a parachute hanging from the helicopter. Lights up, rotor turns and bear goes up and down. Do you know the story behind it? I understand only a 100 were made, but not sure. What is something like this worth (parachute is in perfect condition).
  12. oldbeer oldbeer, 5 years ago
    David-thats the key,the parachute,as its so fragile.You should be able to get 500+ for it.Its really a cool sign.

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