How to Date Babycham Glasses

15/03/2015
Babycham Glasses Through The Eras

All things vintage have been making a comeback for a while.   Sometimes you can get an absolute bargain (I had a 1960s Pyrex dish on a stand that I bought for £2, I ended up selling it months later on eBay for £82!) or sometimes you can end up paying a fortune for a piece that you really want.  I usually find charity shops and sometimes eBay are good places for buying vintage pretties cheaply. My friend and I were at an Antique centre recently and I found someone selling six 1970s Babycham glasses for £78!! I do realise that they are a business and need to make money but I couldn’t believe how much they were charging for them. I’m lucky that my Mum had a set which belonged to my Gran that I could have.  Which was free!

Babycham Glasses Through The Eras

So enough rambling and let’s get back to the Babycham glasses which this post is about.  Everyone recognises the Babycham brand due to their cute deer logo (apart from the crap rebranding in the Nineties to a yellow B on a blue background, before returning to the cute deer again!) but did you know that you could estimate the date your Babycham glasses just by looking at the design of them? The main difference is the style of the deer as it changes throughout the decades.

How To Date Babycham Glasses

1950s

In the Fifties the fawn is white, wearing his trademark bow and is in a standing position.  The stem is hexagonal and there is a dark blue Babycham logo on the base.  This type is supposed to be the rarest to find but I have seen quite a few of them listed on eBay, far more than the earlier 1960s version listed below.

 

1950s Babycham Glass

1960s

In the early sixties there is still a hexagonal stem but this then changes to a rounded stem in the mid/late 60s.  Also the logo changes in the early sixties to a quadruple lined font in a light blue colour before returning to the more blockier dark blue font on the base a few years later.  The fawn is facing to the right and is now a tan colour.  This one is also my favourite design out of all the Babycham glasses.

 

1960s Babycham Glass

1960s Babycham Glass

1970s

These seem to be the more common version found (there are loads of  this type on eBay).  It still comes with a rounded stem and the blocky blue Babycham logo.  Now the fawn is facing the other way in a prancing position and is a yellow colour.

 

1970s Babycham Glass

1980s

Although there is still a rounded stem, the Babycham logo is now missing from the base of the glass.  Instead there is a white inscription inside the bowl.  There is also no gold trim around the edge of the glass like the previous glasses have.  The fawn has changed back to a tan colour but is still in a prancing position.  He maybe has his trademark bow but for the first time there are no antlers on the fawn.

 

1980s Babycham Glass

2000s

There was a limited edition Millennium Babycham glass released that is martini shaped and has a gold coloured fawn wearing a black top hat and cane.  The Babycham logo is missing off the glass and again there is no gold trim around the edge.

 

Millennium Edition Babycham Glass

Millennium Edition Babycham Glass
There have been a few other glasses released that I’m yet to pick up such as the 60th Anniversary Edition that came out in 2013 as well as a few others.
I hope that you found this how to date Babycham Glasses Guide helpful.  Which design do you have?

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5 responses to “How to Date Babycham Glasses”

  1. Sarah says:

    I have 4 of the 1950’s style as described but also another with the same white deer on it and solid text. However the stem has changed it’s not round and not hexagonal. It is four sided fitting to the base of the glass in a round stem top. Each side has a tear drop shape facet in it . Do you think this an early 1960’s style before they changed to the rounded stem completely?

  2. Sian says:

    I have the Annuveesary glass If you would like it?
    Email me and I’ll send you pics 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Helpful, thank you. Do you know anything about the advertising Bambi’s and dating them?

  4. Vicky turner says:

    Hi I have 6 glasses with the top hat and cane but these have the gold rings around. Could you tell me when they came out please.
    Thankyou
    Vicky

  5. Sharon Reid says:

    Where can I get the best price for my original 1950s babycham glass please? Its is the standing white deer with the gold trim and blue ‘BABYCHAM’ on the hexagonal base. Thankyou

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