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Weekend Finds - Scintillo Ornaments & Green Lanterns

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Found some great old street pole blow mold items this weekend. Two each of the Scintillo ornaments with the indent, two red lanterns and two green lanterns. I've personally never come across green ones.

They came with a bunch of extra clips for securing the plastic lenses even though these ones don't have the lenses. And a box of mounting brackets. If anyone needs the clips or mounting brackets, let me know. You can have them for free. The brackets you'll need to pay shipping as they are heavy. The clips I can just send in the mail. I have plastic and metal clips. PM me if you would like either.

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Your are very lucky indeed !   The GREEN LANTERN was first introduced in 1963. GP-1962-Lanterns.png.b2abda8c8a6532b9e10e878dad5c4d92.png

 It was no longer shown in the catalog in 1967 when the YULE - BRIGHT series was introduced.  So there can't be too many of them left in collections.  The round RED ornament was called the CELESTO.  Pictured is A.) Scintillo; B.) Celesto; C.) Embello and D.) the Decoro.  

 

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14 hours ago, Oldstuff said:

Found some great old street pole blow mold items this weekend. Two each of the Scintillo ornaments with the indent, two red lanterns and two green lanterns. I've personally never come across green ones.

Wow!  Very cool!  I don't have any of the "big" commercial type decorations so I always enjoying seeing the ones that others have found.

Hey, tell us about the snowmen and Santa in the background there!

TED

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1 hour ago, WLND-DAVID said:

Your are very lucky indeed !   The GREEN LANTERN was first introduced in 1963. GP-1962-Lanterns.png.b2abda8c8a6532b9e10e878dad5c4d92.png

 It was no longer shown in the catalog in 1967 when the YULE - BRIGHT series was introduced.  So there can't be too many of them left in collections.  The round RED ornament was called the CELESTO.  Pictured is A.) Scintillo; B.) Celesto; C.) Embello and D.) the Decoro.  

 

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Thanks for the info. And for the correction on the name of the round ornament. 

5 minutes ago, TED said:

Wow!  Very cool!  I don't have any of the "big" commercial type decorations so I always enjoying seeing the ones that others have found.

Hey, tell us about the snowmen and Santa in the background there!

TED

The big Santa and Snowman vacu form pieces are indeed huge, about 4' tall. They are thin plastic and in excellent condition. I don't know much else about them. I was going to post pics of them tonight asking for help in identifying who made them. I found them at the same place as the commercial items. Along with a pair of Poloron choir people. It was a great day of finding vintage stuff. 

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Those might be the neatest blow molds I've ever seen.  Congratulations!  I'm very jealous.

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what kind of brackets are they?    I'm Interested     The green lanterns were made from 63 through 66.     Not that rare, but not as common as the reds and whites.   Some towns that used them originally include Huntington, Indiana, and Libertyville, Iliinois.   Libertyville also used the red celestos, and red lanterns.   I'm suspecting they may have come from there.   We probably sold them originally.    We were the Chicago area rep for General plastics in the 60's and 70's  Our sales territory was Illinois, Wisconsin, and Lake County Indiana.

 

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I wish GenFoam would come up with some kind of large lanterns.  They would almost certainly be a lot more affordable than new ones from the commercial supply sources.  (I'm just thinking out loud here so there's no real point to this post!)

TED

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6 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

I wouldn't mind having one of those, what was the price on them? 

One lantern went for $170, another lantern went for $230, and the ornaments went for over $300

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16 hours ago, PhilaGriswold said:

When I found them last night they only had a few hours left. Looks like they ended.

Thanks, I guess thats why I couldnt find them LOL.

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