Saturday, August 13, 2011

Swarovski Trimlite Marching Band & Trimlite Clowns

Trimlite, issued by Swarovski  from 1982 to 1988 was only available in the US and Canada.
The "T" logo is stamped into the metal on each piece. Most came in the Giftware Suite packaging and there were no Certificates.

The Trimlite Marching Band has 7 pieces, and even a VERY rare Display Stand.
The Display Stand measures 14"W x 6"H x 6-1/2"D  & is currently valued (CV) in excess of $225.00.
Each of the groups below belonged to the "Circus Clowns and Marching Band" Theme group.

The Marching Band has life-like instrumentalists, each with a goldtone head & body; accented by a large faceted crystal body.
They are:

  • Band Leader
  • Saxophone player
  • Tuba player
  • Trumpet player
  • Trombone player
  • Drummer
  • Cymbal player
All of them were issued in 1984 & retired in 1986. The Trimlite Band figurines retailed for $25 - $50 each. 

Swarovski issued six Trimlite clowns
They were introduced in 1983 and retired in 1988.
Likewise, a RARE Clown Display Stand was issued measuring 7"H x 10"D in the form of a Circus Ring.
The 6 Trimlite Clowns were designed much the same way as the Marching Band.
They were:

  • Trimlite Tall Clown
  • Roller Skating Clown
  • Clown on Tricycle
  • Clown with Umbrella
  • Clown Juggler
  • Clown with Cannon

All the Trimlite clowns represent typical clown identities, wearing funny clown hats with supersized clown feet.  Some are performing their particular circus skill, and they make you smile.

Currently, you would pay $200 to $300 each in the secondary market for any of these issues, IF they are mint in box (MIB).  You can see all these figurines in our FABULOUS CFC PHOTO GALLERIES.

It is worth mentioning that the production quality of crystal figurines has vastly changed since the 80's.  It is not unusual to see rough edges, nicks or chips on the crystal, and due to the age of the figurines, you may find the gold has possibly dulled, tarnished, or even chipped off.  After all, we are talking about hard-to find, 30 year old figurines!

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  1. To you-know-who: DON'T even Think About It !

    My Thanks to all our Crystal Fanatic Supporters !

  2. As always a very interesting article. CFC the number one Swarovski collectors club in the world.

  3. Very interesting article, I wish I had a few of these pieces, maybe some day.

  4. Love the Trimlite pieces, and the CFC is the best place to find out information about them... and all other Swarovski products. Full coloured pictures of all retired pieces, but first to show of upcoming pieces.

    Keep up the good work Pat.

    Proud to be a member of the CFC,

  5. Great articles - very informative. Thanks Pat, for all you do for CFC and it's members.

    And, I totally agree with Robert - CFC is the VERY BEST collectors club!

  6. Thanks Marlene and Roswitha!
    Proud to have both of you as Members of CFC!
    Special Thanks to Marlene who does a Lot of the work to help maintain CFC's Fabulous Photo Galleries!
    Happy Birthday Roswitha! :)


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