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Mel Fischer    302

We have one of the angel candle and two of the Santa candles in our collection.  I don't know much about them other then what is shown here.  

http://blow-molded.com/Empire___Candles.html

They were made by Empire, I have some newspaper ads showing them but I will have to do some searching through my files to find them and that could take a while.  If I can find the ads they will have the dates on them and will give at least one year they were made if not more.

Mel

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Charlie E    5

Mel mine have the casting as 1304 and date of 1969 on them if that helps

 

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shane page    89
12 hours ago, Merrymobile Guy said:

Definitely does! Thanks!!!! What about these? All my catalogs are in the office and I was curious today.

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Are those for sale?

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55cgas    21
13 hours ago, Merrymobile Guy said:

These are Beco 78" Lamp Posts. They were produced in the mid 60's. Pretty rare and AWESOME!!.

 

Definitely does! Thanks!!!! What about these? All my catalogs are in the office and I was curious today.

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