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  • 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.
  • 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.

Scott Rob


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  1. Scott Rob

    GFC BAT H1074

    I was going though some boxes of Halloween items I got last fall at GFC in Norfolk. I found that one of the bats in the box had the formula on the back of it.
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    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I hope Kelly will be able to obtain the carolers. There were a bunch of mold for all the different styles and size carolers at the action. I hope he is able to get a complete set of carolers.
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    GFC BAT H1074

    What’s funny is that they had some samples blow mold there. But I was more focused on the items I had on my wish list. I was overload with all the blow molds, Christmas trees, and blow molds I had only seen in old catalogs. All the samples I saw did not come with light cords and most were odd colors or mixes of colors. If I have thought about it I would have pick some up. Also, I could not believe the great deals. It was the only trip I been on where I had to rent a U-haul trailer to take everything back to Atlanta. I wish I had planned more than a day at the GFC.
  4. Noma did make Halloween lights. Attached below are some from 1930 with cloth wiring and some from 1960.
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    Looking for lights while in USA

    I agree Hobby Lobby is about the only place I know has Christmas lights. Attached is a map the Star is Disney the purple dots are the hobby lobby's. Address for hobby lobby are below the map attached. I look up Christmas store Near Disney World its attached below. Attached is a map the Star is Disney the purple dots are Christmas stores.
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    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Hi, Kelly Were you able to obtain the carolers?
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    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    That sounds great!!!!!
  8. Scott Rob

    Just got these today and friday

    The attached phots show the length and width of the ones I have. Some times you can find one on ebay but the last one I saw the guy wanted $20 for just the horn!
  9. Scott Rob

    Don Featherstone Uncle Sam

    Last week I saw two of the Don Featherstone Uncle Sams in Senoia Georgia. The store is FoxxHollow Antiques (770-599-0606) its near the walking dead set. I attached a photo. You can call them and find out what the price is.
  10. Heads-up I noticed that a online retailer working with I think Cado is starting to sale unpainted Grand Venture molds.
  11. Scott Rob


    Below are Easter bunnies that Garden Ridge put out a few years ago in Georgia. The large ones I think was 29.99 or 39.99 and small bunny was 19.99.
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    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Does any one know were the Empire/GFP Choir boy and girls went? See in attached picture choir (GFP choir) on the right hand side.
  13. Scott Rob

    Show a picture of your nativity

    Here is mine form 2017. Its was set up with a sensor, LOR, and speakers to play a LOR program I wrote to turn on each blow mold with the Christmas story and a few Christmas Songs
  14. Scott Rob

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I noticed today that CADO plastics has listed a Toy Soldier (see picture) is this the one from General Foam/Empire or Union?
  15. Scott Rob

    Hanging with My Peeps

    What is a good way of putting a 120V light set in a peep? The whole in the back is 1/2" larger than the standard GF light set. Attached are some pictures. Richard last year the Cracker Barrel near Atlanta had a shipper store display rack last Easter.
  16. Scott Rob

    GFP Closing

    The large Aluminum mold are used in the mold machine like #24 or #28 (Milacron) in the above flyer. Hears a link to a YouTube using a large blow mold machine that is very similar.
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    GFP Closing

    When I was at the plant I noticed a lot of items that have not been sold in a few years. I made a list of the ones I picked up. I also include some pictures. List of some of blow molds I picked up at GFC Norfolk Halloween: 23” light up pumpkin H7009 36” light up slim pumpkin H7077 36” Light up Vampire H2202 Light up bat H1074 Ghost pail with handle H1280 **************************************** Christmas: 40” Deluxe Standing Shepherd C61810 Deluxe Nativity Wisemen C61820 25X40” Deluxe Camel C61840 40” Nostalgic Traditional Santa C5990 ************************************* Easter: 28” Pink Peep Bunny EP5528
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    GFP Closing

    Below are some pictures, I bought a bunch of big wheels and bowling pin sets. For the kids in the family birthdays and for toys for tots. The Big Wheel in the picture was made at the plant except for the metal pins and the lady at the plant said those parts were made at their factory in China. The sleds were made at the plant. They had large sleds and small one. I should have gotten some of the large sleds. The bowling pin set was also made at the plant. The last picture shows the large sleds (blue and red) they are right behind the kids pools. The small sled were behind the large ones
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    GFP Closing

    Here are some more pictures. Some of these did not turn out to well due to lighting. A few more.
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    GFP Closing

    I was at the Norfolk Plant on Oct 26. The ladies at the plant said they had a buyer for the Halloween pale molds from Michigan. They also used a large part of the warehouse to store pond liners and other things for their sister company Beckett Corp. I got a small tour of the plant from a gentleman that worked at the plant for over 30 years. He showed me around and said he had made the last blow mold on Oct 13,2017. The four workers I talked to had all worked at the plant for over 30+years each. I just hope they were all able to find good paying work. Attached are some pictures.