Wednesday, May 6, 2015

1982 American Greetings POS Advertising Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobbie and Ziggy

Strawberry Shortcake - Holly Hobbie - Ziggy (in a Santa's Hat) circa 1982


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This great set of 3 signs are cardboard and originally intended for point of sale items possible card shop since set of three; Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobbie and Ziggy. This Strawberry Shortcake sign and other 2 each measures 14" x 32" shows minors signs of wear for age (1982). This set was a ceiling hanging double sided bunch of signs that were strung up and moved freely like a mobile. Holly Hobby has more wear than others but over all these are in pretty good shape and a very unusual item to find as a set since most stores throw out these kinds of promotional materials after the corporation gives them something else to put in its place for the next promotion. It is a shame. Just imaging how many graphic portrayals of beloved and iconic characters from our childhood are laying at the bottom of a landfill. 

Most managers of retail store chains will save these kinds of posters and promotional items for you. All you have to do is ask and leave a number to be reached at so the manager can contact you when the promotional display has run its course and you can come pick them up.

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