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Christmas Delivery Dates - 2013

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Want to make sure you get your deliveries from Acquisitions - Perfect for Gifts in time for Christmas? Read on...

For the best chance of getting your deliveries on time you'll need to place your order before 9am on Wednesday the 18th of December 2013. Those of you in remote and rural areas might want to add a little leeway to that date just to be on the safe side. Of course we'll be working hard right up to Christmas to get as many deliveries out as we can but our recommendation is that you get your orders in as early as possible to avoid dissapointment.

Deliveries into the New Year are affected by statutory holidays and other considerations and normal delivery schedules won't resume until Monday the 6th of January. We will, as always, do our best to facilitate speedy delivery of your orders.

All the best for the holidays and a very Merry Christmas to all!
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Pretty Retro in Pink - Don Featherstone Flamingos

Flamingo 1Hot for summer are these original Don Featherstone designed Pink Flamingos for your lawn.

Designed in 1957 by Featherstone, who used images of flamingos from National Geographic magazines as his inspiration, they have reached cult staus in most parts of the world and are now considered fully-fledged pop art.

It was a USA company called Union Products that originally enlisted Featherstone to design the birds and they made and sold the bright pink plastic birds up until 2006 when they closed their doors. The flamingos went off the market for some time until a New York based company bought the moulds and sub-contracted a company called Cado Products from Massachusetts to make them. In 2010 Cado purchased the moulds and the copyright and continue to make and sell the poular, collectable birds.

In 1987, while Union Products was still in control, Featherstone added his signature to the mould in a bid to set them apart from the cheap knock-offs that were appearing on the market. It remained on the bird until 2001 when it was removed for a short time until public pressure and a small boycott of the unsigned flamingos convinced Union to put the signature back.

Interesting Don Featherstone, who is retired and lives in Massachusetts, keeps 57 of the bright pink birds on his front lawn and he and his wife Nancy have dressed alike for the last 35 years.

You can now purchase The Original Don Featherstone Pink Flamingos at Acquisitions - Perfect for Gifts. Find them in stores or online here.

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