Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sky's the Limit Hallmark Ornaments

Sky's the Limit Hallmark Ornaments Series Page

In 1997, Hallmark Ornaments started a very popular airplane series with collectors called Sky’s the Limit. The first airplane in the series was the legendary Kitty Hawk flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, followed in 1998 by the 1917 Curtiss Jenny.

Another famous plane in the Hallmark Ornament series is the Spirit of St Louis (#4) which was the single engine plane flown solo by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 from New York to Paris. The next plane in the series is the Gee Bee R-1 Sportster and is the most sought after of the series.

In 2001, Hallmark created a miniature set of the Sky’s the Limit which only ran for 5 years and duplicated the first five of the full size set. The miniature size ornaments are approximately 1 ½ inches across. They also had an airplane hangar in 2001 called “Flying School” which makes a nice set with the miniature planes. The hangar is made of tin.

The series has included three Cessna aircraft as well as the yellow Staggerwing (#6) . Many of the planes have been red, but in keeping with Christmas colors, the 2005 (#9) airplane was the 1931 Laird Super Solution and is the only one done so far in green.

The plane this year is #13 in the Hallmark Ornament series and again features a Gee Bee plane – the Super Sportster Model Z and is Yellow and Black in color. We will have to wait and see if it is as popular with collectors as the previous one. In addition to the Sky's the Limit series Hallmark created a line of larger planes called Legends in Flight, which are larger and more display pieces. Happy Flying. Shop The Ornament Shop for all you Hallmark Christmas Ornaments.

1 comment:

Laineyh said...

What was the Sky's the Limit series limited edition ornament? I know there was one sometime in the first few years, as I was too late to the shop to get one. I can't find any information about it. Any suggestions? Information?