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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

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About donna123

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Scrooge with Albert Finney
  • Location
    Upstate NY
  • Biography
    Happily married mom of 3 and grandma of 2
  • Interests
    Christmas and Halloween blow molds
  • Occupation
    Retired from accounting/tax prep, now I babysit for my grandsons
  • About my display
    I have about 50 to 60 blow molds for Christmas and Halloween.

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  1. Craigs List and Ebay

    Here is another awesome, rarely seen set on ebay. I have this set and it is one of my favorites.
  2. Craigs List and Ebay

    The winning bid was $2200.00
  3. GFP Closing

    I did a quick look up on MagicCom but didn't see description of the company. I wonder if they designed the mold itself or maybe the LED timer that was in the blow mold. I just found some info....One of the things that MagicCom does is take a product and make it more user friendly and more appealing.
  4. Craigs List and Ebay

    Here's a Mold Craft collection for sale. You don't see this very often.
  5. PRAISE REPORT!!!

    So happy for your family!!
  6. Great Day

    We are expecting another possible 4 inches by tomorrow morning, but it is a bright sunny day right now!
  7. GFP Closing

    The Peeps I can understand because of licensing restrictions, but why destroy all the others?
  8. GFP Closing

    I have a hypothetical question for anyone who may know the answer or just wants to give an opinion...... Back at the end of last year when GFP was looking for buyers they must have had a plan ready to be offered to possible buyers. This probably would have included everything from land, buildings, inventory, employees and anything else inside the factory ( not sure about debt ). If another plastics company was interested only in the molds, not anything else, wouldn't it make sense to go straight to the auction of the items? Wouldn't this be a smarter path for them to take rather than taking on all that other expense of an aging building, employees they don't need, etc. I read about the terms of the sale from Empire to GFP and many things were included like GFP had to agree to a period of time where they would lease the building and a few other conditions I can't remember at the moment. My question is....Do you think it would be a smarter, more cost effective move for another plastic company to wait for the auction rather than try to deal with GFP while they were still in business? ( Ok, I'm hoping that Cado or another plastics company will come to the rescue)
  9. GFP Closing

    Richard that is fantastic! I can't wait to see your pics! Do you know if the purchasers will be listed after the auction? I would like to know who purchased them, but I don't know if that is allowed.
  10. GFP Closing

    Yup, you just said what I was thinking. I have no clue how much these molds weigh and maybe it was too much to open and check. I wonder if what we see listed as "lots" is actually what the bidder sees when they bid. There are no make and model numbers listed on the info from the auctioneer. It just generically states santa or snowman or candle etc. How does someone bid on a lot without knowing what molds it contains???
  11. General Foam - Former Empire Factory

    You are correct. Here's a copy of an clipped article I found and posted here back in January
  12. GFP Closing

    I was just thinking that if an unknown mold was opened they would be able to tell, generally, if it's a lamp post vs pumpkin vs snowman....you know what I mean. I completely understand that they may not know the history or who actually made the mold because too much time has passed and unfortunately they had terrible inventory records. Even if they opened an old mold and showed you the inside I know that you would be able to identify it's general shape. Whether it's a santa or snowman or haunted house you would know from the shape. You may have never seen that one before, but you would know what it was supposed to be. That's why this unknown label confuses me.
  13. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Mel, I think what you said plus the concern about the real possibility of losing so many historical molds in this auction has made me depressed. It's a very sad time for me, I actually feel anxious about it and I can only keep hoping that they don't get sold for scrap. We need something exciting, something to reenergize this fine group of ours, but I'm not sure what that is right now.
  14. GFP Closing

    I know the auction is in full swing at this point, I was just hoping that the molds would be saved from the scrap guys. Just a general question......how can a mold be unknown?? Can't you just open it and see what it is??
  15. GFP Closing

    Thanks for posting! So many molds and so little time left. We need a hero to swoop in and buy them, I hope, I hope, I hope!!! I noticed in Lot #683 there's a mold called Season's Greetings. I wonder if that is the Empire scroll blow mold or the Dapol one with Santa's face. I guess it could mean the Snowman with the season's greetings sign, but that would probably be listed as "Snowman"
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