How to Find Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornaments

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Pink Flamingos have been adorning American lawns since the 1950's, and their popularity has risen and fallen many times over the years. These quirky ornaments were created by designer Don Featherstone, based on authentic birds and manufactured by the Union Products Company. Originals will have the Featherstone signature stamped under their tail. Typically sold in pairs, they aren't generally available for purchase in retail stores. To find them, you need to try less traditional outlets.

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    Scour yard sales, especially in older neighborhoods. Many people displayed pink flamingos on their lawns during the 1950's and again in the 1970's. Then they probably made their way to the attic or storage shed. Shopping yard sales is not only a great place to find them, but you can get them for a fraction of the retail cost of a new bird.

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    Shop internet specialty stores. There are several companies that offer authentic Don Featherstone pink flamingos for sale. But if you go this route, be prepared to pay top dollar. Since you can't get these at your local lawn and garden store, these internet companies know they can command a high price.

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    Search eBay for used flamingos for sale. People spend hours shopping yard sales and flea markets for collectibles, and then turn around and sell them on eBay. Though they may not in a shiny new box, these birds are pretty durable and being used as a lawn ornament doesn't generally do much damage to the plastic.

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    Locate a company that does special event lawn decorating and see if they have excess inventory they want to sell. There are lots of businesses popping up that will install a "flamingo flocking" for birthdays as well as other occasions. You may be able to pick up a deal if you find one that is ready to sell some of their stock.

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    Shop antique malls and outlets. The production of the Don Featherstone flamingos began in the late 1950's. They didn't stamp the signature on them until 1987 so those without the signature would be considered an antique. Since they are also highly collectible, an antique store would be an ideal place to locate a set of older birds.

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