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I just bought this Poloron Drummer Boy.  The vendor said it was from the 1950's, and an older friend mentioned she and her husband bought one of these same blow molds in the 1950's.  However, on blowmolded it has the date as 1970's.  Any idea what the real date is?

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1 hour ago, slankard said:

I just bought this Poloron Drummer Boy.  The vendor said it was from the 1950's, and an older friend mentioned she and her husband bought one of these same blow molds in the 1950's.  However, on blowmolded it has the date as 1970's.  Any idea what the real date is?

 

Mel might have more information.  Congrats on the Drummer Boy!

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This is what blow-molded.com says.
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6 hours ago, slankard said:

I just bought this Poloron Drummer Boy.  The vendor said it was from the 1950's, and an older friend mentioned she and her husband bought one of these same blow molds in the 1950's.  However, on blowmolded it has the date as 1970's.  Any idea what the real date is?

The blowmolding process wasn't invented until about 1958.  There are very few blowmolds that were made in the 50s.  The vendor is just wrong to make such a claim.  You friends are probably just not remembering the timeline exactly right.  (It's easy to do.)  I'd be willing to bet that the dates given on blow-molded.com are correct.

TED

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The earliest Poloron Christmas blow molds that I know of are from 1963 and are shown in that years JC Penney Christmas catalog, there could possibly be some from before that year but I have found no evidence of that through all the years that I have been researching the history of the holiday blow molds.  As for the Poloron drummer boy, the only confirmed year that we have on when he was made is 1974, the one with the green drum is shown in the Sears Christmas catalog from that year.  We have no confirmed information on what year or years the one with the blue drum was made.  The drummer boys are not shown in the Poloron 1969, 1970 or 1972 catalogs.

The drummer boy pictures on blow-molded.com are of two of the Poloron ones in our collection.

Mel

 

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Thanks.  I'm just mad at myself, because I know better than to believe anything a vendor puts on an item!

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1 hour ago, slankard said:

Thanks.  I'm just mad at myself, because I know better than to believe anything a vendor puts on an item!

The vendor put on the price tag of this Santa that it was made in 1968 when it was made from 2002 to 2007.

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On 12/4/2017 at 4:40 PM, slankard said:

I just bought this Poloron Drummer Boy.  The vendor said it was from the 1950's, and an older friend mentioned she and her husband bought one of these same blow molds in the 1950's.  However, on blowmolded it has the date as 1970's.  Any idea what the real date is?

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It's disappointing to see how faded the Empire candle in the picture is, I would like to find one in good condition without the fading at a reasonable price someday.  I have newspaper ads from as early as 1968 showing that one.  It sold for $2.96 that year.

Mel

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I haven't seen any like that one without the 'Noel' down the side, so I'm keeping it inside.

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