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Can anyone ID these lamp posts? I got them very cheap from am estate sale and there aren't any markings on them. Thanks, Mike

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The lamp posts are NOMA's 48" catalog #313 "Decorated Lamp Post" and were sold by NOMA in 1968 but I do wonder if at least the tops were not repainted, all their lamp posts I have seen or seen pictures of, the tops are white with red trim.

 

http://blow-molded.com/NOMA___Archive.html

 

Mel

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The lamp posts are NOMA's 48" catalog #313 "Decorated Lamp Post" and were sold by NOMA in 1968 but I do wonder if at least the tops were not repainted, all their lamp posts I have seen or seen pictures of, the tops are white with red trim.

 

http://blow-molded.com/NOMA___Archive.html

 

Mel

 

Excelent Mel, thank you!! The tops on mine were definately not repainted, they are red plastic. But I think I may paint the tops white in the middle as they are in the catalog.  Thanks,Mike

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Personally, if they were mine and if the tops are made of red plastic, I would leave them red, any light that might show through the top would still have the red tinges to it.  The top of ours and others I have seen were made with white plastic.  But then, I am known as a purist in the blow mold world wanting to keep the older blow molds in their original condition when possible.

 

I heard from Kev last night and he is getting ready to start working on updating blow-molded.com in the near future and a picture of one of your lamp posts with the red top would be a great addition to the NOMA section, with your permission of course.

 

Mel

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Mel,

 

You can forward my email to Kev..I'd be happy to help out with pictures of my stuff you don't have on blow-molded.com...plus I got a lot of new stuff in last two years.

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Wonderful!!!  I was going to send you an email to let you know that I heard from Kev last night, I am sure he will be very happy to know that you will be contributing pictures, you have a lot we don't have on the website yet and I don't have in our collection.

 

Mel

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I sent an email to Kev asking him to check this thread to see your lamp posts, I expect to hear back from him soon.

 

Mel

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Nice job on he restore, looks like they are brand new. I would have never put them in my display looking like they did when you got them. But maybe that is just my eye for detail.....

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OMG why did you redo these!!!  The originals did not look that bad I think I'm gonna cry:(

They were red, white and blue, I wasn't a big fan, sorry.

 

Nice job on he restore, looks like they are brand new. I would have never put them in my display looking like they did when you got them. But maybe that is just my eye for detail.....

Thank you. I wouldn't have used them being red, white and blue either.

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What kind of paint and how did you paint it on? I have about 5 blow molds i want to redo but i can never get them to look this good.

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What kind of paint and how did you paint it on? I have about 5 blow molds i want to redo but i can never get them to look this good.

Krylon plastic spray paint... Apply a lot of thin coats as opposed to less heavy coats.

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The lamp posts are NOMA's 48" catalog #313 "Decorated Lamp Post" and were sold by NOMA in 1968 but I do wonder if at least the tops were not repainted, all their lamp posts I have seen or seen pictures of, the tops are white with red trim.

 

http://blow-molded.com/NOMA___Archive.html

 

Mel

 

Mel, I have a set of these, and the tops are all-red on them as well.

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Thanks for the information, I am assuming that the tops of yours were also made of red plastic and they have the blue color in the lamp post.  Kev will be adding a picture of Mike's to blow-molded.com.

 

Mel

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Thanks for the information, I am assuming that the tops of yours were also made of red plastic and they have the blue color in the lamp post.  

 

 

 

That is correct.  The blue paint is the same kinda slapdash quality, too.  I still like 'em though.  :)

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