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  • 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.
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joe denny

calling it a day! :(

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hi all , i am sorry to say im selling the majority of my display. im a one man show and here in buffalo im just tired of fighting the elements. im sad but its for the better. iam keeping one of my three lor boxes and will be selling (2) 1- with two power supplys and 20a fuse and 1- single both 16chnnls $135 each the big one needs re-numbering of the cords and i even left some 3 way's on the ends. i also have blow molds (4) strobes and a complete shootong star set up from christmas light show and strobes as well.

the list is as follows(cant ship the shooting star)

blow molds-(4) 2-santas lg/sm 1-penguin with igloo, 1-snow man little aged but still nice

price-$6ea u pay shipping.

inflateables-(2) toy soldiers u supply extra stakes as is $30 both.

comple shooting star kit (7) bases included. rope light on ready to go. $100 cant ship. but i can deliver to erie,PA OR ashtabula, ohio on tuesdays only or you pick up.

3/4 roll of pearl white rope light from action lighting same used on stars. $30

strob lights-(35plus) christmas lightshow brand. i have 4 c-9 strings with about 10strobes on each and a few on solderd cords. all with drain holes in them top or bottom.

price- $3 each strobe and i would like to sell the c9 ones as is stringer included. like a set.

lor boxes-(2) 1-older with 2 triacs (16chnnl) as described above. 1-single (16chnnl) newer.

$135 each. i have power cords for these too! heavy duty $10 each cord never a problem with these units (i am keeping one) :)

icicle lights- whole house and garage worth used, most 300countsets -clear-$15 for all

outdoor power cords 50'-$5, 25'-$3 all good condition sell till gone.

mini trees with 250 lights made by me 6- clear 6-multi, probably cant ship these. $6each

fm transmitter, (christmas light show one) $25 for $35 i'll include the powerd fm antenna i added too it (helped alot and its from radio shack)

red rope light(i had a rope light fence around the front of my yard) ill sell post and all $50 or $3 a 18ft section (i hope i have all the power cords or you will get more for your money!)

ive had a sick child and that combined with the above reasons is why im selling. thanks to all those who helped me over the years.

you can send me a private message here or e-mail me.

buyer responsible for shipping cost (ups ground) or pick up, cash,certified check or money order please. if interested send me an e-mail at [email protected]

thanks to all

joe denny

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Joe, I'm sorry to hear that your child has been sick, I pray all gets better for your family! elaine

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It's sad when someone gives it up but it's very heartening to see that the parts of the show get snatched up quickly. When one show goes dark, another lights up.

Merry Christmas and I wish the best for you and your son.

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Email sent re strobes and possibly an LOR Box!

-evan

I did too. Hoped to hear something before the LOR sale tomorrow.

Robert

Fayetteville, GA

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