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Looking for 6 General Plastics "Sugarplums"

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General Plastics says they don't make the sugarplums anymore and have none available anywhere. I just need 6 of them for a wreath project I've been working on. Anyone?

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Apparently they quit making these so customers couldn't "repair" the items they have,and have to buy new ones.Only reason I can think of.

Alot of their decorations had these on the including the street streamers and wreaths.

Here is a pic of what the used to make.None of it no longer available. I think another company should express interest in these items and maybe get the molds from them if they haven't destroyed them by now.The drip candles shown in my avatar are really nice molds-----that is,until they were destroyed for scrap.Go figure.......

Are you looking for the big gumdrops or the smaller "berries"(unlit)that are normally used on wreaths

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1 hour ago, comet said:

Apparently they quit making these so customers couldn't "repair" the items they have,and have to buy new ones.Only reason I can think of.

Alot of their decorations had these on the including the street streamers and wreaths.

Here is a pic of what the used to make.None of it no longer available. I think another company should express interest in these items and maybe get the molds from them if they haven't destroyed them by now.The drip candles shown in my avatar are really nice molds-----that is,until they were destroyed for scrap.Go figure.......

Are you looking for the big gumdrops or the smaller "berries"(unlit)that are normally used on wreaths

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Actually gp designs is still producing those bells in the photo. They're like $4 each. 

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I think Vogel Display still makes something kinda like what where originally called sugarplums by some companies. I have never ordered any myself but they sure look a lot like the General Plastics sugarplums and come in Red, Yellow or White!

http://www.vogeldisplay.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3594&category_id=15&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4

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I bought a very large supply of 6" sugar plums from Vogel Display back around 1996 for an equally large Christmas display I was doing at the time (2011 was the last year of that display).  The vast majority of the sugar plums I bought were white (I just put a different colored bulb in them if I wanted them to be that color), but I bought a good number of the red ones, too, that they had for sale back then.  Thing is...these were newer red sugar plums that "Harold" at Vogel at the time told me they had just had made up (I suspect Harold has long since retired).  Although they were and continue to be physically sound, whatever pigmentation process they used at the time I bought them was no where near what GP used historically.  Within about five to ten years (really...closer to five), most of these "red" sugar plums had turned nearly the same color as the white sugar plums I had also purchased from Vogel once they were exposed to the extreme winter elements for several seasons.  The smattering of similar GP products (sugar plums) that we also had in our display *never* had that issue - some of which at the time were probably 30 to 40 years old and they were as solid colored as ever and as I recalled from my childhood (70's)!  So...I never did but hopefully someone "complained" to Vogel about their pigmentation process for their red sugar plums and hopefully it has improved since then.  However I *strongly* suggest calling and asking about this albeit aged issue if you are planning on purchasing any non-white sugar plums from Vogel.  I would assume they have long since fixed this...but you never know.  FYI.  (For the record, I have nothing but good memories from my Vogel experience and Harold was great!  Had they known about this issue at the time, I seriously doubt they would have sold me the product.)

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Be careful with the GE Party globes   The are a smaller diameter (5"}  and will not accommodate a medium base socket.   They used the mold from the smaller "holly berry"  not the 6" sugarplum

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