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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.
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Merrymobile Guy

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About Merrymobile Guy

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    All of my Christmases as a child were magical. My mom made it that way. We had Elvis and Brenda Lee on the stereo and the red, blow mold lamps on the front porch. My mom was the kind who would put a necklace or a brick in a gift to make you think it was something other than what it was! To this day, my mom makes custom Christmas ornaments that are totally awesome.
  • Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Biography
    I am a retired Police Commander (29 years).
  • Interests
    Vintage signs, advertising signs, blow molds, sleighs, Elvis Christmas items, vintage Christmas items. I also own the only fully restored Merrymobile ice cream truck in the U.S. It is a 1958 model and can be seen on the Merrymobile Facebook page.
  • Occupation
    Retired Police Commander but currently the Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Louisville, Ky.
  • About my display
    My Christmas displays include blow molds, sleighs, Santa Claus Land Indiana memorabilia, Graceland Department 56, my mom's homemade ornaments, Christmas items from my Grandparents home, etc.

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  1. Merrymobile Guy

    Anyone recognize manufacturer?

    Many thanks!!! Trying to get the history now and will let you know. As always, you are all awesome!
  2. Merrymobile Guy

    Anyone recognize manufacturer?

    Anyone know manufacturer? He is double sided.
  3. Merrymobile Guy

    Molded Bells

    I don't know for sure. We have had ours since the 1960's.
  4. Merrymobile Guy

    Molded Bells

    I have several of these that have been in my family for over 45 years. I have been trying about that long to figure out who made them. LOL....They are 10" tall. Does anyone know the manufacturer was?
  5. Merrymobile Guy

    Double Sided Municipal

    Does anyone else have this municipal piece? It is a single, double-sided piece. I bought it at auction today. Just looking for info/history. Thanks!! Kelly
  6. Merrymobile Guy

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Mel: I did actually set that one aside. For now...........
  7. Merrymobile Guy

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Just to let everyone know, I'm the guy who is trying to buy several of the specific molds. I have been silent for a while on this subject. I was at the Tarboro auction and have since made 4 trips back to mark the molds I was interested in. The buyer has now moved them all to his warehouse and I will be meeting with them this Friday to see if we can agree on price on the ones I had wanted to preserve. I am not in the mold business but a long time collector. I can't stand by and watch all of them get destroyed but I have no illusions about making any fortunes with them either. I am a retired police officer. I have done all of my homework over the last few months and do indeed know what it take to actually produce a mold from start to finish. I have used some of the top industry consultants to help me. I'm trying my best to preserve a handfull of them. I can confirm the Empire Train has been preserved. I have also marked the carolers (along with all the heads) and there is one very old choir body there that may be the old Beco mold. I will know this Friday. The market just won't tolerate much, no matter what folks say. Too many variables. If anyone wants to help with the investment, give me a yell before Friday! I'm open to any questions you may have. Thanks!!! Kelly
  8. Merrymobile Guy

    Searching for This Beco Lamp Post

    In search of one of these. I have one of the other taller Beco's but would like to have this one as well. PM me if you might have one for sale. Thanks!!
  9. Merrymobile Guy

    Finally-My Favorite Piece Ever

    I have been after this piece for over 4 years. Finally got him this week!!! He was even more beautiful in person that the pictures portrayed.Made by Noma and about 26 inches across. I am a happy camper!!!
  10. Merrymobile Guy

    New Piece I Picked Up

    Picked this one up for the collection. I like the colors.
  11. Merrymobile Guy

    New Piece I Picked Up

    Picked this one up for the collection. I like the colors.
  12. Merrymobile Guy

    New Piece I Picked Up

    Picked this one up for the collection. I like the colors.
  13. Merrymobile Guy

    August Favorite

    Picked this one up last week!
  14. Merrymobile Guy

    Needs A Restoration!

    I am thinking I need to restore this one before Christmas this year!! Needs to be in my living room and look its best!! LOL
  15. Merrymobile Guy

    More additions tonight

    Added these two.
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