Retro Images of the Week: Lawrence Welk Serving Tray
Lawrence Welk and Lennon Sisters Serving Tray
Here at Retroplanet.com we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.
“The Lawrence Welk Show” is one of the longest running TV shows of all time. The show was hosted by the big band leader, Lawrence Welk, from 1955 until 1982. This tin serving tray was a promotional item, made in the 1950s. It has a decorative border painted with musical notes and bubbling glasses of champagne. There were several styles of Lawrence Welk trays produced over the years, and a variety of promotional items, ranging from books to spoons to puzzles. A repackaged version of the original show, called “Memories with Lawrence Welk” airs today on PBS Television. Due to the enduring popularity of “The Lawrence Welk Show”, items like these have become very desirable among collectors.