Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Hallmark Ornaments Series

Hallmark started two different series of Harley Davidson Motorcycles in 1999. The full-size ornament series started with the Heritage Springer while the miniature series started with the Electra-Glide. Both series are sculpted by Don Palmiter in die-cast metal and feature amazing detail. This series seems to have grown stronger in popularity with collectors each year. We noticed a lot of collectors coming to pick up past issues of this series last year and the 2006 FLHR Road King is sought after as much as any of them.

The 2002 miniature model 1958 FL Duo Glide was hard to find in the year of production and has a high resale value as well as the first in the series.

Hallmark added several items of interest to Harley fans as well as the motorcycles themselves. In 2000, they produced the Harley Big Twin Evolution Engine which features movement and light. The pistons move and the spark plugs light. Also, in that same year, an ornament was made of the famous Harley Bar & Shield. Hallmark has also produced two Harley Barbie Biker ornaments, one in classic Harley Biker dress and one riding the bike itself. These were produced in 2000 and 2001.
A couple of new items were added to the mix in 2008. In 2008 you could find a Harley Davidson Motorcycle store which includes a miniature ornament FL Duo-Glide as well as “Jolly Rider” which is Santa Claus in a Harley Jacket. The motorcycle this year is the 2008 XL 1200N Sportster, and the miniature is a 2002 VRSCA V-Rod.

In 2010, two different bikes were made, the first was a 2009 Softail Cross Bones and then a special edition 2009 Tri-Glide Ultra Classic.  Two motorcycles were also made in each year from 2013 though 2016.  Some of the more popular bikes were the 1936 Harley Davidson El made in 2013 and the 1942 Harley Davidson WLA from 2014.  The last bike in the series was made in 2017 and was the 1968 FLH Electra Glide.  This piece had production issue and is in short supply.

In other Harley items there was a Snowy Rider snowman in 2012 that resembles Senior from Orange County Choppers.  There is also a Harley Hog in 2014.

See the complete series of:
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Hallmark Ornaments

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Other Hallmark Ornaments

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