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Allen L.

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Allen L. last won the day on October 13 2017

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About Allen L.

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  • Birthday 04/27/1971

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I don't really have one Christmas story to tell, but I do miss seeing Mr. Roden during the Christmas season. Mr. Tom & Betty Roden were my parent’s next door neighbors from 1975 until 2002. Mr. Roden worked at a Bank located inside an old 1965 Mall. When the Mall replaced their old 1965 Christmas decorations in 1976, Mr. Roden was allowed to take some of the old ones. The decorations were commercial grade C9 lights with big green garland and big lighted red blow mold bells with snow painted at the bottom. These decorations were Mr. Roden's pride and joy at Christmas time. As Mr. Roden got old, I kept hanging those lights and bells for him until he passed away. Soon after he died, his wife gave me the decorations and said he wanted me to have them. Since Mr. Roden's passing, I put them up every Christmas at my house. It always brings a smile and a tear to my eye, when I get ready to hang the decorations, because of all the wonderful memories. (In loving memory of Mr. Tom Roden)
  • Location
    Toney, Alabama
  • Biography
    I was born in Huntsville AL and went to Chapman & Lee High School. I love looking for vintage Christmas Decorations.
  • Interests
    Steam Engines, Model trains, Blow Molds, HVAC
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  • About my display
    My display has commerical grade C9 Christmas light strings wrapped in large green garland with 4 large red lanterns from World Class Christmas Displays. I also have many Empire & General Foam Blow Molds.

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  1. I felt that way last year. Hope this will lift your spirits. Play these vintage Christmas Albums, while looking at these old scenes from the past below. This always helps me. This reminds me of the happy childhood memories of seeing these decorations and hearing this type of music playing in the malls and stores. By the way, make some hot chocolate too.
  2. Home Depot has them and other sites on the internet. The only problem ordering online is the shipping cost. Home Depot sells them under the Westinghouse brand name. They cost $6.77 each. Personally, I would buy a cheap small 6-12 ft extension cord at Walmart (Approx $1-$3) and cut the outlet end off, then strip the wires and attach. Just attach wires where the screws on the sockets are located. Home Depot has the Leviton Lamp Sockets too. Leviton 3352-4 $3.24 each Leviton 3352-f $4.58 each Leviton 2052-13 $8.03 each You might be able to find the sockets cheaper
  3. Satco 80-1093 (These only have wires coming out of them. No plug) NationalArtCraft.com has them with cord and plugs on them. If you are looking for a medium base socket with spring clips, Lowes has one.
  4. Here are some replacement sockets made by Leviton. You would have to attach the plug/cords to them. 1) Leviton 2052-13 (Blow Mold "Figures") 2) Leviton 3352-F (Blow Mold "Noel Candles" & "Lamp Post") 3) Leviton 3352-4 (Blow Mold "Figures")
  5. True. I guess I'll have to give up my plans, now that you have brought me back to sanity. I was going to call myself "The Blow Mold Bandit" and wear a Santa Claus disguise. My gun was going to be painted red and white like a candy cane. Ho, Ho, Ho this is a stickup! Santa needs some new molds!
  6. Don't be so sad Ted. I'm already plotting my life of crime. This will be my new hobby to support my old hobby. Now let's see, how many Shell Gas Stations will it take to get some Polorons this week. LOL!
  7. LOL! Dang it! I just checked my bank account and I only have $999,999.50. I'll go check between the seats in my truck. LOL! It's the new lottery, Richard. Blow Molding for Dollars! Funny but sad at the same time.
  8. It makes me glad to see the younger generation, like yourself, share the same love for blow molds that the rest of us do. Don't give up hope yet.
  9. Hey Big J, I just had to share some information after reading your post. You are 100% correct about the paint and Quality Control issues. The last 2 "Red Lamp Posts" I bought from GFP 3 years ago had problems. The red base of the "Lamp Posts" started losing their red pigment color, after only two Christmas seasons. The red color pigment in the plastic started to fade out. The plastic was turning back into a milk jug looking color. I can't understand why the sun was destroying the "Red Lamp Post Base". My thoughts are that some sort of Government Environmental Regulation has changed
  10. Thanks Mel, for saying what you did. You said the exact things I felt inside, but just didn't want to post them here. Some people may like them but to me they look like ugly flat jello molds. There is nothing magical or happy about them. It's like going to the store to buy a Christmas Tree and coming home with a cardboard print cut-out instead. I do hope the vintage aluminum molds will be saved. Allen Agree 100% with you Donna!
  11. Oh look, just what I'd been hoping for all my life! A faded Angel that needs repainting for $69.99 and free shipping too! Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! I hope I can contain my excitement! Stuff like that makes me want to laugh my head off! Oh well, some poor idiot out there just might buy it. They say there's a sucker born every minute.
  12. So true, Donna. I too have notice a rise in prices on ebay. Unfortunately, I believe this is just the sad beginning of things to come.
  13. Very sad news. I'm so glad I have my molds and will pamper them even more now that this has happened. You can look forward to the price of molds on ebay skyrocketing. Better get what you want from GFP and ebay, while you can still afford it. I wouldn't be surprised, if some China company buys the molds and then redesigns them to put crappy solar lights in them that only last for two hours and gives them that ugly bluish light look. My greatest fear is that the molds will be thrown away or sold to collectors that will never produce them again. I hate saying this, but I feel that we Christ
  14. I would like to see the pictures too. Thanks, Allen
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