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Old 11-08-2006, 02:54 PM   #57
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Don't be fooled! I am sorry to say that the ones at JC are not the original Featherstones, but Made In China! I received a bulk case of real ones five days before to Obit. came out. I could use any protection anyone has to offer!
Please post a photo of the box, and maybe a close-up of the signature, so I can verify wheather mine are the real ones or not. I'll dig mine out to see if they are real or fakes.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:59 PM   #58
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Hi Mini!
When I buy them in bulk they do not come in retail boxes. The fake box says made in china but looks like the original white 32 ECD with pink printing. To tell if the bird is real there are two very quick tests; does your flamingo have the eytes with these little beads inside them so when they move their eyes move? Also, you will find Don Featherstone's signature in the underside of the flamingos tail feathers where his (or hers) poop would come out. There I kept it clean!
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:14 PM   #59
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I keep forgetting to verify, but the box ours came in looks identical to the one on the $145 e-bay auction. Is it possible that they did sell the originals and switched? We paid $15 or more for ours. I don't remember exactly because we bought other items at the same time.
Did you buy from the Airstream Store? I called and they told me they are not originals or even a knock off......pj
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:44 PM   #60
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I did buy them from Airstream. But my confusion is the box looks the same as the one in the e-bay auction.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:11 PM   #61
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I did buy them from Airstream. But my confusion is the box looks the same as the one in the e-bay auction.
Do the birds look the same? pj
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:31 PM   #62
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Flamingo Identification Guide

I have every reason to believe I have the real thing here. So as a public Airstream service I'm posting photos for your comparisons. There is the front and back of the box, each side has the statement "1 PAIR FLAMINGOES" except the side with the barcode. There are glassy looking eyes, not painted but a button-type insertion (although I've never seen beads in them) and there is the Don Featherstone signature under the rear wing feathers next to the, er, uhm, you know what.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #63
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Paid like $10 for a set last year...probably from China.
Did not know there was an original.
Now the dang things will have to be chained up.
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Yea! You have a pair of original Union Products Pink Flamingos. What I find really sad is that when another injection molding company buys the molds from Dennis Plante, the price will go back to $10.00 - $12.00 a pair and all those poor souls who paid $75.00 plus will end up looking pretty silly. Don'y worry, I don't think the original flamingo is dead.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:23 PM   #65
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Yes, rickandsandi, you're right. I'm sure Featherstone flamingoes will be flocking again in the future under a new manufacturer. Then maybe we will all be able to display our flamingoes anywhere we choose without fear of theft.

I'm still put out at at the company where I bought my spare pair, even though I paid the normal old price. I know it's the principal of supply and demand, but I still think its wrong for them to capitalize on their remaining stock at an outrageous $75.00 a pop within minutes of my questioning them about their flamingoes. But, let it go . . . I just need to let it go.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:46 PM   #66
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Would a FINE, upstanding establistment like Wal-Mart sell me a pair of SIGNED pink flamingo in a box like the above that were manufactured in CHINA? <SHUDDER>

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PS - They said "Made in America" all over the box.
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Just received pink flamingoes

I have two pair of pink flamingoes that I have just received. To me, they look to be the real thing, with the Don Featherstone signature. But, there is also Union Products Inc. information imprinted on the other side of each.

They have the stuck on eyes.

I bought these online from Mcphee.com.

Don't know if they are the real thing or not, but tend to think so. Do the "real" ones have the information about Union Products imprinted on them?

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Yes, Pat, mine do indeed have "Union Products" info and such embossed like the Featherstone signature near the flamingo rump. Sounds like you have the real thing.
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I have two pair of pink flamingoes that I have just received. To me, they look to be the real thing, with the Don Featherstone signature. But, there is also Union Products Inc. information imprinted on the other side of each.

They have the stuck on eyes.

I bought these online from Mcphee.com.

Don't know if they are the real thing or not, but tend to think so. Do the "real" ones have the information about Union Products imprinted on them?

Pat
Were yours in a box?

The Mcphee.com website says they are bulk, unboxed and the original. They are $16.95/pair and in stock. I might buy a pair just in case they don't come back if they are the real deal.
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Thanks, Sugarfoot! That is good to know.

Minie's Mate,

I really do believe the two pair I have are "the real deal", but they did not come in a box. Probably would not bring much on Ebay, but I am planning on, as someone on this forum said, "let them nest under the bed".

The stick on eyes, the Don Featherstone signature and the Union Products imprint are all there.

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