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If anyone is interested I have a bunch of old blow mold street pole hanging lanterns. I was going to use them in a large pine tree as large lighted ornaments, but actually came up with a different idea and now I don't need this many lanterns. I have a few on ebay but, I have more I can sell. There are both styles: grid with candle and also amber panel with light inside. These are all very large, about 32" tall. All in pretty good condition, a few dings, some cracked corners, etc, wear from many, many years of use.

I also have a lot of replacement panels for the amber panel lights. As well as the small tabs that hold the panels in place. Separately I also have a bunch of garland scrolls that mount to the light poles that the lanterns hung from. They are huge, probably 6'-7' tall, all with C9 lights. I have a few of the actual mounting brackets for those too.

Send me a message if you're interested. I can ship the lanterns via UPS pretty reasonably. The scrolls would have to be pickup only due to size and weight.

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Is it safe to assume that these are the Fall River, WI, decorations that were recently posted online here?

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8 hours ago, KentM said:

Is it safe to assume that these are the Fall River, WI, decorations that were recently posted online here?

Yes I think they are. I see they are also trying to sell them on ebay for hundreds. I also think its funny he is parting them out as most people would still buy the lanterns even if they are damaged. And why is he selling them for so much as we all know what he paid.

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Yes, they are the ones from Fall River. Like I said, bought them for one project, but changed my mind and going a different route. Just don't have the storage space to keep this many all year long. Having to do a flat or something that can stack option instead.

Anyway, so I'm selling these. Yes, they are more than I paid. But I also know that they sell for a lot on eBay. There are a lot of expenses that go with selling on eBay. Thus why I also am offering them here to die hard collectors, and can just do a Paypal invoice transaction for lesser amount. Also like I indicated, I also have a lot of brackets and replacement items if anyone is interested, those can easily be shipped USPS or UPS as they are small and light. The lanterns I did find a box that I can fit two in and ship via UPS which will save on shipping vs just one per box. 

Just message me if you are interested and we can work out a deal.

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I have the same lanterns for sale. I'm looking to sell them for $45 plus shipping. 

2 minutes ago, jlknox11 said:

I have the same lanterns for sale. I'm looking to sell them for $45 plus shipping. 

 

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Regardless of what he is listing them for or where he got them, let him sell for what he likes to. I thought this WHOLE forum was about the art of christmas ,the decorating of your house, neighbors house or the whole city...not knit picking on somebody's find and the ability to make a few dollars. I am seeing more and more of this thing on here. Kind of takes away from the polite, holiday fun filled atmosphere it should be about. If you truly see the meaning of christmas,share it on this forum , if you wanna pick apart, degrade, and have a bunch of gripping, complainin and drama, go to facebook. Sorry for the rant, but my word,who cares that someone or somebody got somthing,and wants to sell it....if you don't have anything nice to say,don't post it

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