Here we have a vintage 1976 belt buckle featuring BALLOONS ALBUQUERQUE, which if you're not from this high-altitude desert mountain city, refers to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. What's super cool about this belt buckle is that it hails from early days of the event, which got its start with a small group of balloonists taking off and landing in fields of Albuquerque's north valley. In fact, it was only officially a "fiesta" in 1972, and so four years later, it was still small and intimate. But the reason it has become the largest ballooning event on earth today is in large part due to Albuquerque's unique "box" airflow, which rises up, moves sideways, then lowers down--all of which allows balloons to go up, move across, then descend. Not to mention the incredible mountains, valleys, sunshine, colors, and our very own Rio Grande. But now I'm sounding like an Albuquerque tour guide salesperson instead of a belt buckle salesperson.
The buckle measures just over 3-1/4" across by 2-1/8" high, and is in very good vintage condition. Back carries a maker's mark--Adezy--and copyright 1976.
Get a high--buy my buckle!
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