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Artform Industries

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  • 6 Products
  • 1976-2001
  • Baltimore, MD
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Formerly the vacuum forming division of Star Band, purchased by Harold Bereson during their liquidation in September 1976, Artform Industries continued production of many of Star Band’s designs as well as adding their own unique designs. To mitigate financial risk, the owner of Artform Industries would strike a distribution deal with Empire. Empire would guarantee minimum order sizes and early payment, in return for exclusive distribution rights. This deal was presumed to last one to two years, but the exact duration is unclear. Artform Industries products can be seen in at least the 1978 Judith Novelty Sales catalogs. Empire would later distribute vacuum formed products imported from overseas whilst Artform Industries would strike a new exclusivity deal with Grand Award.

Originally produced entirely in the United States, Artform Industries would later begin importing smaller vacuum formed products to compete with the influx of other imported goods. Artform Industries would continue to manufacturer their larger holiday products in the United States until 1995, when they exited the holiday products business completely, instead focusing on plastic packaging until their 2001 closure.

Information courtesy of Steve Wasserman via phone interview.

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Christmas

Carol & Choir

  • Girl Carol Singer photo

    28"H x 12"W
    Girl Carol Singer

    Vacuum formed

    © David L. Arsenault

    Girl Carol Singer Notes

    Sold by Sears

    Sold As

    YearNameQtyCatalog No.
    Illuminated Christmas Decoration Caroler Singers (set)

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-03-06Product added
  • Woman Carol Singer photo

    33"H x 13"W
    Woman Carol Singer

    Vacuum formed

    © David L. Arsenault

    Woman Carol Singer Notes

    Sold by Sears

    Sold As

    YearNameQtyCatalog No.
    Illuminated Christmas Decoration Caroler Singers (set)

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-03-06Product added
  • Man Carol Singer photo

    36"H x 11"W
    Man Carol Singer

    Vacuum formed

    © David L. Arsenault

    Man Carol Singer Notes

    Sold by Sears

    Sold As

    YearNameQtyCatalog No.
    Illuminated Christmas Decoration Caroler Singers (set)

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-03-06Product added

Halloween

Ghosts

  • Happy Ghost photo

    22"H x 18"W
    Happy Ghost

    Vacuum formed

    #5019

    Not illuminated

    © Nick Kraelew

    Happy Ghost Notes

    Made in Taiwan

    artform
    industries inc
    MADE IN TAIWAN
    

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-04-20Product added
  • Scary Ghost photo

    22"H x 18"W
    Scary Ghost

    Vacuum formed

    #5019

    Not illuminated

    © Nick Kraelew

    Scary Ghost Notes

    Made in Taiwan

    artform
    industries inc
    MADE IN TAIWAN
    

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-04-20Product added

Skulls & Skeletons

  • Waving Skeleton photo

    24"H x 9"W
    Waving Skeleton

    Vacuum formed

    Not illuminated

    © Nick Kraelew

    Waving Skeleton Notes

    Product shown manufactured 1977

    artform
    Industries, Inc
    1977

    Updates

    DateChange
    2021-04-20Product added
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