here to view part of my personal collection
Around 1997, I
grew tired of my two long-time collections of pink Depression
glass and Santa Claus figures and I was looking for something
new to collect that would be fun.
blowers seemed like a good idea at the time.
I assumed there weren't a whole lot of bubble blowers and that
I would be able to have a pretty complete collection of at least
the contemporary ones.
Was I ever wrong!
The more I bought, the more I discovered I didn't own.
of bubble blowers later, I decided I should try to focus on
one kind of bubble blowers.
So, I now try
(not terribly successfully) to limit my purchases to "character"
blowers -- the more colorful, contemporary, and recognizable
ones that look like people, animals, cartoon characters, and
Some of my bubble blowers -->
I know of some
collectors of vintage bubble blowers, but think I may be the
only one collecting more contemporary items. Even if not the
only one, my 600+ bubble items are likely to make up one of
the largest collections and this collection continues to grow
at a ridiculously high rate. In addition to items from my current
collection, I have included in this database many, many bubble
blowers I have seen, either in person or on the web.
I'm adding pictures
and information as fast as I can -- I have years' worth that
I've filed. I hope someday to use this database to write a book
for all the potential bubble blower collectors out there.
<-- More of my bubble blowers
blowers make a great collection. Children can pick up colorful
wands at garage sales for next to nothing, and can watch for
bubble pens given out for advertising. Adults might want to
focus on vintage sets, television characters, old tin battery-operated
bubble makers, mechanical ones, or on bubble blowers made
by one of the many made by the large bubble blower companies
of FunRise, Dorda, Tootsietoy, Imperial Toy, and Fisher-Price.
If you are a collector,
please email me.