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My very first yard sale finds--woo-hoo

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The first time I have ever found anything at a yard sale. Loving it.

Drummer boys, santa, snowman(missing nose) $5.00 each

Mrs. Claus $1.00 (has hole in the head and cracked on the side at the bottom,

but I needed the glasses for my other one.)

Candy canes(new) $8.00

GV deer with box $5.00

I'm Happy!

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Wow that is a great day at the garage sales i go every week and at times i never find anything but then you go to another sale and SCORE!!! nice job

Thank you Mark.

Does anyone know if you can get the nose from Gen Foam, or have any ideas what to use for the nose?

Thanks

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WOW thats AWESOME Chuck!

Love the santa with soldier.Its on my wish list.

I have the drummers & the snowman.Mine doesn't have a nose either but I got a plan LOL

Can't beat a buck to get the glasses.

I have the deer too!

CONGRATS!!!

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WOW thats AWESOME Chuck!

Love the santa with soldier.Its on my wish list.

I have the drummers & the snowman.Mine doesn't have a nose either but I got a plan LOL

Can't beat a buck to get the glasses.

I have the deer too!

CONGRATS!!!

Thanks Pepper. Would be interested in what your plan is for the nose.

I really didn't need another Santa, but for the price, what the heck.

I left a few things there that I already. My yard is not big enough for more that one each of the bigger molds.

For the price I guess I should have bought them and then sold them-lol

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Jee, that's awesome! I gotta start getting out more!

Thanks Darlene.

You did well. I went yard saling today finally and didn't see the first mold but not many yard sales this time of year.

Thanks Brad. This guy was selling his whole display, Not a lot of molds, but tubs and tubs full of lights, all single strings. I did not need any of that so I didn't get a lot of stuff there.

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Nice find,a word of caution when removing the glasses they brake easy so be careful, might help to heat the plastic around the glasses with a blow dryer,and the nose you can get from general foam for about 5.00 plus shipping.

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Nice find,a word of caution when removing the glasses they brake easy so be careful, might help to heat the plastic around the glasses with a blow dryer,and the nose you can get from general foam for about 5.00 plus shipping.

Thanks Daryl. I will certainly try not to break the glasses. I will also give GF a call and see if I can order the nose.

Thanks

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Chuck I bought a nose off someone on ebay.I could never get it to go in & stay.It landed up breaking on me.

As for my nose plan, it will work for me but may not be to your liking. Think Pepper LOL

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SWEET finds!!! I found some today also at a flea market. Nothing like finding molds!!! YEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!

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Great find Chuck. I went out for a community wide yard sale and didn't find any.

Thanks Glen. I sent you a PM

Chuck I bought a nose off someone on ebay.I could never get it to go in & stay.It landed up breaking on me.

As for my nose plan, it will work for me but may not be to your liking. Think Pepper LOL

LOL--yeah, I don't think I need a nose like that for mine--thanks anyway.

SWEET finds!!! I found some today also at a flea market. Nothing like finding molds!!! YEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!

Thanks. Love finding molds, especially cheap ones.

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Wow Chuck, you hit a bunch or hard to find ones all at once! It has slowed here and I have quit going. I wish I had the GV drummers mine are the lovely GF!

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Wow Chuck, you hit a bunch or hard to find ones all at once! It has slowed here and I have quit going. I wish I had the GV drummers mine are the lovely GF!

Thanks Tom, I did get lucky for sure. I asked him how much and he said "how about five bucks a piece". Almost had a stroke while gathering up the ones I wanted.-lol

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Great score Chuck!

Thanks Chris

WOW!!!

Awesome finds Chuck. Specially for South Florida..LOL.

Thanks Richard. Is nice to find some down here finally. There is another one I posted in the Craig's List thread.

I don't need any of it but maybe someone can take advantage.

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Wow Chuck, glad to see you are finding some great pieces down your way! Congrats! :)

Thanks. There seem to be few coming out of the wood work down here. Not a great many, but some.

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Congratulations on your first yard sale blow mold finds Chuck! Nice molds at great prices.

Thanks Jim.

Just for everyone's information, in case you are looking for a nose for the Patriotic Snowman. I called Gen. Foam today and was told

they did not have any and would not be getting any this year. I don't think they are making that snowman this year, so apparently no parts for it either.

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Thanks Jim.

Just for everyone's information, in case you are looking for a nose for the Patriotic Snowman. I called Gen. Foam today and was told

they did not have any and would not be getting any this year. I don't think they are making that snowman this year, so apparently no parts for it either.

General Foam discontinued the Patriotic Snowman a few years back. I want to say in 2008, but thats a guess. Congrats on the finds.

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The first time I have ever found anything at a yard sale. Loving it.

Drummer boys, santa, snowman(missing nose) $5.00 each

Mrs. Claus $1.00 (has hole in the head and cracked on the side at the bottom,

but I needed the glasses for my other one.)

Candy canes(new) $8.00

GV deer with box $5.00

I'm Happy!

funny thing is, my mrs. clause is broke in the same place, following carries blowmold page with little success. :( nice finds though

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