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Here's a Mold-Craft picture postcard from the early 1950's showing the Wiken choir signers.  The one in the top row left end was their #220-4 and was named "Sam".  In the bottom row left end is #200-7 and was named "Ebony".  Bottom row center is #200-9 "Topsy".  Wiken designed and copyrighted these between 1951 and 1954.

The second picture is the Heller Industries black choir singer, I do not know anything about that one other then it had to have been made sometime between 1962 and 1965.

The molds for all of these choir singers were destroyed in a fire in 1966.

Mel

Mold-Craft Choir Post Card (Front) (800) (1150).jpg

Heller Industries AA Choir Boy (Tyler Yalin).jpg

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Thank you.    The 2nd picture is the one i was lookin for.   I just purchased one and was trying to find some info on him.

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I think that you will find that most people who might have information on that one are not necessarily willing to share it.  None them will share it with me.

Mel

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Hi 

Im new to the forum--looking for the Moldcraft Reindeer if anybody has any info

I know its tought to find but would appreciate any info that could be shared

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This may help you. It an older page on planet Christmas.

On 6/17/2011 at 2:01 AM, Guest Mr. Griswold said:

I was speaking with Mel the other day and we were discussing Mold Craft and Heller molds. Mel shared a photo he had archived of a Heller reindeer I believe Bill Weiss had found some years back. I told Mel I believed I had seen the same reindeer in a small 2nd hand store North of my town. Today I traveled north to archive photos of the set as I have never seen any like it and promised Mel I would get photos.

 

These are actually not Heller but indeed Mold Craft 1958. The reindeer have the number 3-7-1 on the top of their necks. Santa appears to have bolted into a sleigh that no longer is present with the set. I am sorry to say I could not confirm Santa was a Mold Craft as his markings were hidden by the metal sleigh he rests in high in the rafters. The shop owner gave me the family history on the set as well and we had a great conversation.

 

Anyways for those interested in these molds here are the photos.

 

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On 6/23/2011 at 12:32 AM, Mel Fischer said:

Yes, Rudolph was made that way, we also are fortunate enough to have him in our collection.

 

Cory, the Santa and sleigh were made by Mold-Craft also, that is one beautiful set!

 

Here is a catalog picture of Rudolph and a close up picture of one of the regular reindeer, I have not taken a picture of our Rudolph yet.

 

Mel

 

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