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Thanks Mel
Btw, do you happen to know who made the Skull Candle blow mold in the above photo?

That’s what we are trying to figure out. It’s a mystery.


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Richard, YES, that is the one, now we know both molds still exist and hopefully they will continue to exist.  I have been doing more research on that one tonight and unexpectedly I found two newspaper ads from 1975 with that one in them. I guess it is just a matter of putting the right words together to have success in searching.  I have spent many years trying to find out when these were made and finally found out one year for each of the two.

A cute mold for sure.


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Donna, At this time I do not have any information on the Skull Candle blow mold other then Richway in Atlanta GA sold it in 1975 for $1.99.  They also sold the "Owl coming out of pumpkin" for the same price.

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11 hours ago, RichardG said:


That’s what we are trying to figure out. It’s a mystery.

I always watch for this skull candle and I have only seen it on ebay 1 time.  

10 hours ago, Mel Fischer said:

Donna, At this time I do not have any information on the Skull Candle blow mold other then Richway in Atlanta GA sold it in 1975 for $1.99.  They also sold the "Owl coming out of pumpkin" for the same price.

Mel

Thanks Mel.......It's been years since I last saw this skull on ebay.

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Years ago the skull with candle used to show up occassionally on eBay but I have not seen it available anywhere for a few years now.  It would be nice to know what the maker called it, that might make it possible to find more information on it.  Richway only called it a skull.

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On 6/4/2018 at 11:29 AM, Merrymobile Guy said:

Just to let everyone know, I'm the guy who is trying to buy several of the specific molds. I have been silent for a while on this subject. I was at the Tarboro auction and have since made 4 trips back to mark the molds I was interested in. The buyer has now moved them all to his warehouse and I will be meeting with them this Friday to see if we can agree on price on the ones I had wanted to preserve. I am not in the mold business but a long time collector. I can't stand by and watch all of them get destroyed but I have no illusions about making any fortunes with them either. I am a retired police officer.  I have done all of my homework over the last few months and do indeed know what it take to actually produce a mold from start to finish. I have used some of the top industry consultants to help me. I'm trying my best to preserve a handfull of them.  I can confirm the Empire Train has been preserved.  I have also marked the carolers (along with all the heads) and there is one very old choir body there that may be the old Beco mold. I will know this Friday. The market just won't tolerate much, no matter what folks say. Too many variables.  If anyone wants to help with the investment, give me a yell before Friday! I'm open to any questions you may have.  :)

Thanks!!!

Kelly

Hi Kelly. Just wanted to see if you could contact me before you go on Friday, not sure what kind of dollar figures we are talking on the investment.  How much do some of these older Halloween molds weigh?   thanks, Matt     [email protected] 

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I got a message on Facebook today that GF is having one final...final...final sale this  month I'm thinking the 29th but everybody should go to BMN and confirm...see ya there

Monday, June 25.
Tarboro plant. Nothing exciting but unpainted stuff, but those who go should have fun. I will not be there


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9 hours ago, RichardG said:


Monday, June 25.
Tarboro plant. Nothing exciting but unpainted stuff, but those who go should have fun. I will not be there


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I'm looking into going now, nothing confirmed. Depending on my vacation days, Uhaul rental, etc 

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Just now, Big J Illinois said:

I wish I could go...only 15hrs away lolol... I would like a crack shot at painting one, to my liking..

if I manage to go and take $1500 with me I'm sure I'll have plenty for you to paint

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On ‎6‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 2:29 PM, Merrymobile Guy said:

Just to let everyone know, I'm the guy who is trying to buy several of the specific molds. I have been silent for a while on this subject. I was at the Tarboro auction and have since made 4 trips back to mark the molds I was interested in. The buyer has now moved them all to his warehouse and I will be meeting with them this Friday to see if we can agree on price on the ones I had wanted to preserve. I am not in the mold business but a long time collector. I can't stand by and watch all of them get destroyed but I have no illusions about making any fortunes with them either. I am a retired police officer.  I have done all of my homework over the last few months and do indeed know what it take to actually produce a mold from start to finish. I have used some of the top industry consultants to help me. I'm trying my best to preserve a handfull of them.  I can confirm the Empire Train has been preserved.  I have also marked the carolers (along with all the heads) and there is one very old choir body there that may be the old Beco mold. I will know this Friday. The market just won't tolerate much, no matter what folks say. Too many variables.  If anyone wants to help with the investment, give me a yell before Friday! I'm open to any questions you may have.  :)

Thanks!!!

Kelly

Hi, Kelly

Were you able to obtain the carolers?  

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Cado didn’t get any carolers.
Kelly has picked them, but no guarantee yet as it’s now at the “deal” portion between Kelly and the scrapper.

And again, Cado only got dancing Santa, penguin, pallet of candles, nativity, Mrs. Claus and soldiers which are in production for this year.


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Man this sucks, haven’t been on here in a  while but to see that a scrapper bought a bunch of the molds and that we are down to one company is terrible. I remember when I started lurking on this site and collecting fifteen years ago we had TPI, Union, and GF in full swing ?.

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Both, TPI had so many great looking blow molds that we did not have in our collection that we decided to put in a large order and try selling the extras.  We were only interested in selling enough to cover our costs including the shipping and keep the ones we wanted for our collection.  I don't remember how many we kept, somewhere between 50-100 and made a small profit.  The vast majority were sold through eBay at low pries as only a couple of people here on PC were interested in them.  The shipping alone to us was over $3000.

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Who is this Kelly person who had the other molds?

Would love to know the fate of whatever else was bought, and what the plans are, Holidays only a few months away...looking forward to see the quality of CADO. Plan on getting a few cases of the soldiers.

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Who is this Kelly person who had the other molds?
Would love to know the fate of whatever else was bought, and what the plans are, Holidays only a few months away...looking forward to see the quality of CADO. Plan on getting a few cases of the soldiers.

Well what wasn’t bought was scrapped. Even if any were bought this year for sure wouldn’t see any produced. Hope if any were its next year, time will tell. As for the Cado soldiers I plan on snagging 2 at least.


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