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Nj Blow Molds For Sale (4)

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Recently, I was very fortunate to find a shipping container partially filled with Blow Molds in it.  I am selling the duplicates that I now have.  I would prefer local pick up only.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for looking.
 
 
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Top Row
 
Santa holding beard  $15
Santa w/hand above belt buckle  $15
(2) Grand Venture Snowman  $15 each
(2) Snow w/ top hat (sold)
Grand Venture African American Santa  $15
Santa w/present and bear  $15
Angel  $15
 
 
Bottom Row
(2) Poloron candles w/pine cones  $20 pair 
(4) Union Product Candles  $35 for all 4
Empire Candy Cane  $10
 
 
Second Picture
 
3 Wise Men - Life Size Make Offer
 

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I want the Wisemen and the Elf with the mailbox, but I can't get to Williamstown, I live in Belleville and work in Piscataway.

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Curious as to what it means to "find" a shipping container full of blow molds?

 

Maybe he went to one of those auctions where they auction off shipping containers that nobody ever claimed and that is how he came across it :)

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Maybe he went to one of those auctions where they auction off shipping containers that nobody ever claimed and that is how he came across it :)

Actually, I found the blow molds through Craigslist.  There was an ad Saturday that showed a couple of blow molds for sale that I had been looking for. When I met the seller he told me that he had bought the container at an auction a couple of years ago.  He bought it for the actual storage container - not for the blow molds inside.  We came up with a price and I bought all of the blow molds. 

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Actually, I found the blow molds through Craigslist.  There was an ad Saturday that showed a couple of blow molds for sale that I had been looking for. When I met the seller he told me that he had bought the container at an auction a couple of years ago.  He bought it for the actual storage container - not for the blow molds inside.  We came up with a price and I bought all of the blow molds.

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