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Well my buds from Michigan came to visit. I didnt think they were bringing me anything but they did ! 33 molds mostly canes and candles. And a few of the usual suspects lol In the first pic I think the flame with red in it on the second to last candle on the right may belong to the bigger diameter candle missing a flame?

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Guest Matilda

Jim,

WOW... those are some great friends! I'd invite them over more often!! :D

Ahhhhh..... what I could do with all those candy canes! :rolleyes:

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Guest Christmas Is 4 Me

Great Molds and friends you have Jim!!!

The candles on the left look like Dapol candles.

Congratulations!!!

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Well my buds from Michigan came to visit. I didnt think they were bringing me anything but they did ! 33 molds mostly canes and candles. And a few of the usual suspects lol In the first pic I think the flame with red in it on the second to last candle on the right may belong to the bigger diameter candle missing a flame?

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No, that flame is not the one for the bigger candle. The flame that is missing from the bigger candle is similar to the flame on the candle on the right in your picture but larger.

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

http://www.blow-molded.com/Poloron___Candles.html

Mel

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You are very lucky! My friends seldom bring me molds. I seemto be the only one who finds them. Too bad the Dapol candle is missing it's flame, but hey you can't complain!

Tom

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Nice finds, Jim!

You are very lucky! My friends seldom bring me molds. I seemto be the only one who finds them. Too bad the Dapol candle is missing it's flame, but hey you can't complain!

Tom

Tom,

I believe that is a Empire candle stick.

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Jim,

Very nice! Your friends are such great people. Now how about sending some of those molds a little more south. ;):giggle: Again though very nice. Tell them too come over more often. :giggle:

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Nice finds, Jim!

Tom,

I believe that is a Empire candle stick.

Yes it is I knew that, my nerves were a little frazzled tonight with all the other crap going on, tried to get back on a positive note and well oops! Mel is right the flame is just a larger version of the smaller Empire. I have the original instruction sheet for my set it was found inside the flame when I got my set, they were never used.

Tom

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Thanks folks and yes it is great to have friends to deliver molds : ) most of those candles are TPI. The big candle is empire. The noel candle on at the far left says PTN on the side but someone has cut the bottom out of it. maybe ill use the top off of it on the fat candle? The white candles and the one red one like them are union. I think Ill have a candy cane theme next year lol

Jim : )

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Thanks folks and yes it is great to have friends to deliver molds : ) most of those candles are TPI. The big candle is empire. The noel candle on at the far left says PTN on the side but someone has cut the bottom out of it. maybe ill use the top off of it on the fat candle? The white candles and the one red one like them are union. I think Ill have a candy cane theme next year lol

Jim : )

Can't go wrong with candy canes!

Tom

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Nice finds Jim! I look forward to seeing your 2010 Christmas Display. I guess you'll need a few more LOR channels now. lol

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