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blowmoldfan7

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Sorry for the size! Didn't realize they were so big! I tried posting more, but it won't let me. So this is all I can do for now, I guess. :(

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Sorry for the size! Didn't realize they were so big! I tried posting more, but it won't let me. So this is all I can do for now, I guess. :(

go to photobucket and post them that way

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Yes, go put your photos out on photobucket, then just put the links to those pictures in your post here. Your display looks nice, I'd like to see more! :)

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So nice and neat! I love the Santas Best Nativity! And your Santas Best candy cane w/ Santa! Still need him! Very very pretty!

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Love your nativity!!! -I have the same holy family, and a shepard, but havent found the wisemen yet... still hoping, one day, :) ha Awesome display and Merry Christmas!!! :)

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Love your nativity!!! -I have the same holy family, and a shepard, but havent found the wisemen yet... still hoping, one day, :) ha Awesome display and Merry Christmas!!! :)

Merry Christmas to you too! And thank you very much. It really is a great set. I agree, after incessantly raiding eBay the entire season, those wisemen are quite elusive! I actually bought mine on eBay two Christmases ago from the seller daffodils, who you've probably heard of if you've shopped blow molds on eBay before. While they have great, rare items in brand new condition, they are quite, er... particular. I had already bought a small Pooh from them before- brand new, at a good price, shipped quickly, and packaged great. So I caved and bought the wisemen for $225... Well, long story short, they took over a month to come, and they weren't brand new as the listing said- their box had clearly been opened and they were missing jewels, which the seller refused to belive was true. Needless to say, they got negative feedback from me, and I was undoubtedly blocked from buying from them again. After all though, I still don't regret my purchase!

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