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Well, it has been a while since I walked the halls of Planet Christmas for sure!

Sadly now, I am in the position that I have to sell my house and probably won't be doing a display anymore due to health issues and not really knowing what is going to happen in the coming future.

I have around 160 blow molds now (some are even still in the original bags!).  Most all of them are in good to excellent condition as I have always strived to take care of them.

My biggest problem is "Where can I go look up some of these and see what they might be worth?".  I don't want to give them away but I am also not going to try and charge an arm and a leg for them.  I have a lot of the same type (ie, I have 25 of the TPI trumpet angels with 4 of each color), 16 of the drummer boy, and so on.  I just want to be fair to buyers as well as to myself as the sale of my display is going to be my retirement at this point!

Thanks for any help you can give or point me in the right direction.  I won't be ready to sell any till later on in the spring as I am in the process of moving my things out of the house now and doing the sale of it first.

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I wish there was a good answer, but I don't have one.  You could look on ebay, but just the sold listings, and the actual price for the blow mold without the shipping, unless you plan on shipping.  This is also a perfect time to check local antique stores and see there prices. That would give you a ball park figure.

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I bought some TPI angles last year that are in good condition with horn. I paid $25 each and missing the horn I paid $15 for in Georgia. Craigslist I think is a good place to sale since its more geared to local folks. 

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I've also recently discovered Marketplace on Facebook, thanks to my wife/Facebook expert.  They have several blow molds listed and you could get a comparable price.  I sold seven Easter blow molds about two days after I listed them, although I was a bit cheaper than the others listed.

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Like others said, look at eBay and see what they are actually selling for not what someone is hoping for because usually there is a big difference. 

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