A facebook friend ask me to pass on the following. If you’re interested let me know and I will have the owner contact you.
Parting with my large “Smokey the Bear” sign!!!!
Actually it’s approximately 7’ft, 5 1/4″ in height by 5’ft in width. It’s much bigger in person and I should’ve taken a picture with the sign standing against another object, to give it some scale. This sign is located in Tucson, AZ. I’ve owned it since I started the Boy Scouts back in the early 80’s. My dad and I rescued it from a large garbage bin after a huge storm did some major damage on Mt. Lemon, located in the Catalina Mountains. (Just some quick history). I’m familiar with collecting signage but haven’t been able to locate this particular sign’s past purchase history on auction sites. I randomly came across this Facebook page and didn’t know it even existed! I sincerely hope I can find a good home for it! As far as a price is concerned, I’m very fair and am willing to do my part with the best intentions! Thank you kindly for your time and quick response.
SBA member Larry M writes. I was packing another footlocker and took the opportunity to take a picture of the Smokey Marionette that we have had for some time, I have been told by others in the know that there were only 6 made and they were used in schools in Utah to promote fire safety, I think Marian has one but not sure, I do not know where the others are, would be nice to locate them if they are still in existence, I was told that there were several other animals in the set but the whereabouts of them is unknown. Anyone know the history of this delightful Smokey collectable or have one in their collection. I know of one other in a SBA members collection.
Smokey Bear Association is always looking for your special Smokey Bear stories and photos. Please contact Smokey Bear Association and we may just use your submissions in Facebook, on the website, or in our quarterly newsletter.
Buy, Swap & Sell
Contact Jack Winchell if you have anything you want to buy, swap, or sell.
How do I request a Smokey Bear appearance?
1. Call your closest U.S. Forest Service Office, here's a link to map of all the offices across the country: