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ALF? Unmarked Choir Children

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Anyone have a manufacturer on these? I know that Wiken made two sizes of caroler for mold craft, a small set on his own, and that mold craft had two more sizes after he left.  I also know ALF made two caroler sizes large size and life size carolers.  In the early 50's they had a set of short choir children. I know when a company produced one size at any time a second size usually accompanied it.  The early ALF set has no "large size" accompaniment that I know of.  Are these that "lost" set?  These choir children are molded rubber and no illumimated at all.  The choir boy has a 5' tall organ of the same material he sits at and the girl has a male counterpart almost identical except for the head. They look ALF but have no markings, and ALF, or any company at the time for that matter, usually marked their molds.  Any ideas?

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10 hours ago, The Blow Mold Expert said:

Anyone have a manufacturer on these? I know that Wiken made two sizes of caroler for mold craft, a small set on his own, and that mold craft had two more sizes after he left.  I also know ALF made two caroler sizes large size and life size carolers.  In the early 50's they had a set of short choir children. I know when a company produced one size at any time a second size usually accompanied it.  The early ALF set has no "large size" accompaniment that I know of.  Are these that "lost" set?  These choir children are molded rubber and no illumimated at all.  The choir boy has a 5' tall organ of the same material he sits at and the girl has a male counterpart almost identical except for the head. They look ALF but have no markings, and ALF, or any company at the time for that matter, usually marked their molds.  Any ideas?

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Update.  I still have no information on the carolers. However, I found a photo of Wally Bronner setting up a smaller set of carolers I've never see before in the showroom when they were new. It's dated 1956.  The face sculpting and clothing is almost identical to the large ones above. I believe these may be part of the same series or at least the same make. Any info in either would still be appreciated.

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The organ player looks like he was probably made by the Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company in Chicago and is from the mid 1950's.  Here's a picture of another choir boy that they made.

Mel

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1 hour ago, Mel Fischer said:

The organ player looks like he was probably made by the Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company in Chicago and is from the mid 1950's.  Here's a picture of another choir boy that they made.

Mel

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Thank you so much Mel! That one is there two just not pictured. I've been trying to identify them for years :lol:

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2 hours ago, Mel Fischer said:

The organ player looks like he was probably made by the Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company in Chicago and is from the mid 1950's.  Here's a picture of another choir boy that they made.

Mel

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I know Silvestri made animations but do you know if they made any more molded figures?

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On 8/13/2017 at 7:48 PM, The Blow Mold Expert said:

I know Silvestri made animations but do you know if they made any more molded figures?

 

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I am assuming that the set the ones you posted pictures of have the same ones only with the red & white gowns.

I have done a minor adjustment to your pictures to see them better, hope you don't mind.

Mel

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2 hours ago, Mel Fischer said:

I am assuming that the set the ones you posted pictures of have the same ones only with the red & white gowns.

I have done a minor adjustment to your pictures to see them better, hope you don't mind.

Mel

Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company Choir Girl.jpg

Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company Organ Player.jpg

Not at all!

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3 hours ago, The Blow Mold Expert said:

Those are repros of similar blow molds but those are fiberglass, not molded rubber. 

They are repros of similar blow molds but none appear to be repros of these Silvestri ones.

Mel

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