Vintage Babycham glasses

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2015-06-26 10:31:01

Vintage Babycham glasses are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition, “vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

Babycham

Babycham is a sparkling perry.

It was first produced in 1953 by Francis Showering, a Somerset, UK brewer.

In 1957 it became the first alcoholic beverage to be advertised on British television, with a campaign directed at women.

It was highly popular during the 1960s and 1970s and the drink’s deer logo became well-recognised.

The beverage is currently owned by Constellation Europe Limited and is still produced in Somerset.

Vintage Babycham glasses

Vintage Babycham glasses were produced in the 50s, 60s and 70s, often in boxes of six. They featured the drink’s deer logo on the main body of the vessel, and the “Babycham” name on the base.

The styling of the deer on the glassware and boxes changed during the decade:

The 50’s glasses featured a white deer.

The 60’s glasses depicted a golden brown deer, while the ubiquitous 70’s version was yellow.

How much are vintage Babycham glasses worth?

Individual Vintage Babycham glasses from the 1970s are very common and can be picked up for around £1.

Collections of six from the 60’s have sold for between £10 and £15 at internet auctions, while sets from the 60’s with their original box can achieve around £25.

Those from the 50’s, featuring the white deer, are also sought after. Sets of four without their box have changed hands for £20 in the past.

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