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WLND-DAVID last won the day on December 22 2016

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  • Birthday 08/29/1955

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Putting up the Santa Land display in my hometown.
  • Location
    Westland Michigan
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    Christmas Decorations / History / Gardening
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  • About my display
    Fairly small, try to change things up every few years.

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  1. Found them in the 1958 General Plastics Catalog.....
  2. I am not a traditional, lawn ornament, Blow Mold person, my interest are more in the Municipal ones. (When storage space is limited, choices need to be made.) So, my small collection includes; 2 Soldiers, 2 Candles a Candy Cane and a dozen of the oversized ornaments I use in some garland. I am enjoying following this thread. One thing that is getting difficult to understand is when the word MOLD is used. Some people are using to describe the finished product and some are referring to the metal 'form' used to make them. I believe the proper name for them would be DIE. ....... just an observation Don, I'm not sure the metal dies for the plastic products are as intricate as you describe for tire manufacturing. They are simple two piece units pressed together, the plastic is heated, lowered in and expanded with air to fill the void. Then the die is seperated and the plastic is released. Similar to this bottle making machine:
  3. The auctioneers have now listed the lots for the auction. The molds are Lots 639 - 691. Most are grouped together and not sold as individual molds. Several are listed as "UNKNOWN" so, sorry Mel, that won't help with any identifications. Most are just listed as "SantaS" or "SnowmEn" in a lot of 12 molds. For instance - Lot #654: 1 (LOT) ASSORTED CANDLE MOLDS or #662 which is really bad it is simply: 10 ALUMINUM BLOW MOLDS ON RACK: UNKNOWN . The listing is PDF, here is the link: https://secure-s3.serverdata.com/www.cia-auction.com/files/auction_catalogs/Genera Foam Day 1 Lot List NEW1.pdf I sure hope they do not end up as scrap. They could even be used as a base for a glass top table, definitely would be a great conversation piece.
  4. Way cool to see just how much equipment is there. I wonder how long it will take to get the "Lot" listing complete. Now that they are showing what is available, it will be interesting to see how it breaks down into auction lots.
  5. Donna, As an example, here is a link to Orbitbid: https://www.orbitbid.com/ They are just one of I'm sure several auction houses with websites. I have bid a couple times with them, even won a few things. The point is they have the website to get as many bidders as possible, that creates more bids, which generates more money for the seller (and commission for them). You will notice they show all the lots on the website and encourage bidders to come for inspections of the assets. In their case, bidding is ONLY done via on-line bidding & payment must be made before pick-ups (no payments can be made at the auction site) What is nice in this case is that you cannot be sniped like on e-Bay. They call it Dynamic Bidding. The auction extends for 10 minutes after each bid past the original deadline, allowing active bidding to continue. If it goes for 10 minutes without a bid, the high bid wins. David
  6. Just found this from Jan 9, 2018: The company did find a buyer for its Christmas tree and kiddie pool line of products produced in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and most employees there were rehired https://pilotonline.com/business/consumer/article_b7a7b044-aef9-5bfb-8fe8-15cb85ea8590.html
  7. Does anyone live close enough to go to the auction? They usually have at least one "preview day" for potential buyers to look at what is up for auction. Someone could inventory them, or snap a LOT of photos to share here on PC. I have been to a couple of auctions and just about anything is ok. Opening boxes, cleaning off to find part numbers, taking pics - in many cases it is the only way a buyer can be sure of exactly what he is bidding on. Anyone heard of who the auctioneers are ? They may have a website too, listing the items. It gives them a better pool of buyers that way.
  8. WOW Darrid, those pieces look to be in great shape. How are they mechanically ? These guys go "up on the rooftop" for display since that is about the only space you must have left ! LOL Did you get the bag of presents too? Such an awesome set !
  9. I just LOVE :wub: your display. Just simple. It LOOKS very good. Love the soldier and the stars you used. Where did you get the soldier?

  10. Holy Snowflakes, Santa Claus You gotta check out this light show For a first time effort it is quite spectacular We sure won't have any trouble finding this house on Christmas Eve Fantastic Job Trista and welcome to the Planet
  11. I think this is partly due to Darrid being in the hospital. Let's us keep him in our prayers for a speedy recovery.
  12. Ho Ho Hoe-Down ! Here is the Hamberger catalog pic c1995.
  13. Darrid, Are those all members of the Van Deer Family?
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