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Gemmy_fanatic_04

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About Gemmy_fanatic_04

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  • Birthday 11/30/1985

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The night before Christmas.
  • Location
    Lincoln Nebraska
  • Biography
    A collector of blow molds,inflatables and decor in between.
  • Interests
    The collection and repair of holiday decor
  • Occupation
    Television repair
  • About my display
    I try to include areas like candy cane forest,winter wonderland etc. I
    Ike to use all the new decor I’ve found in the off time each display.

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  1. I was browsing on Facebook marketplace a few weeks ago looking at various yard sale when I came across an add and if you looked closely you could make out the heads of a Joseph and Shepard within a pile of kids toys. After messaging the woman I figured out that she still had it and she was selling the whole set for only $10 despite being in a wealthy part of town. Later she mentioned that she would include the stable with it all. I figured this was a steal because that would me that each figure was $2 and I got the stable for free. She was even nice enough to reserve it at her yard sale until
  2. As the title suggest has anyone ever seen or owned a faded nativity. When I say this I mean the Empire and GF classic version from the 80s to the mid 2000's. I've seen Poloron , Grand Venture, Beco and other sets faded beyond recognition and I've seen faded Santa's and Snowmen but never have I seen a faded Marry or Joseph or even Jesus himself. Maybe im being a bit ignorant but during my years of collecting I've never come across or seen a set like that.
  3. That's pretty cool! Sometime soon during the summer months ill drive down and help my grandparents repair the set. Would you happen to have a picture of the page or something you could post as im kind of interested to see what it would of looked like. My great grandmother used to work at JC Penney's in the 1960's and early 70s and sometime in that period is when the set was purchased.
  4. Personally this is the only place i've been able to come to for genuine facts,info and some tips that i never knew about. I like being able to know that if I have a question that it will be answered properly. What I don't like is going to places like Facebook and all you get is millennial's or rich Karen's that don't know anything there talking about. EX: Our town (capitol city) had a Facebook group for Christmas displays so people had something to look at "in these hard times" and I couldn't get over how many people would cry on there about there blow molds getting stolen but yet they did n
  5. My main issue was trying to navigate the site. I like before how you could see all the company's at the top and once selected it would open up and show the different holidays they produced and then from there you could see what different items they produced for the selected holiday. I like the new format and look but I don't like scrolling down to see all of the images one by one and once I got to the end the images move onto the next holiday. I didn't know if instead of having one big page of images and parts of it having different holidays if it could be like it used to be were you would ent
  6. Does anyone know what happened to Blowmolded.com? It used to be a really easy site to use but now its undergone a update that's shaken things up. I herd that a few people on here maintain the site but I wasn't able to verify if that was true. I thought the site was abandoned because the latest update was from 2016 but when I visited it last month it changed a lot and seems more difficult to navigate. Thanks, James
  7. You could probably buy a replacement top to a empire post to put on it.
  8. this is about a pair of snowmen I got from a hoarders yard sale lol. To make the long spiral story short I had previously known the family when I serviced their TV. They where elderly and the house was never updated from the 70s. Furniture, light fixtures and you name it was all the same. I never thought much about them until a few months back when I saw a sale they where having. The type where you make an offer on what you could pull out of a 3 car garage that was filled with junk. Apon arrival I spoke with a younger gentleman and his crew as to where the old couple was at and I was told the
  9. Yeah I could see that. I was going to make a post about a pair of snowmen I got from a hoarders yard sale lol. To make the long spiral story short I had previously known the family when I serviced their TV. They where elderly and the house was never updated from the 70s. Furniture, light fixtures and you name it was all the same. I never thought much about them until a few months back when I saw a sale they where having. The type where you make an offer on what you could pull out of a 3 car garage that was filled with junk. Apon arrival I spoke with a younger gentleman and his crew as to where
  10. Thank you for the amount of time your willing to put towards this. I did some digging and I found a link to a ebay add with a almost identical nativity AND photos of the logos on the back!!. I have a first generation empire giant snowman with wreath that has the same logo. I assume its a first gen because the light plate is huge and made from medal vs the small plastic ones and the plug is a small non polarized one like you would see on a vintage lamp. It says 1961 on the back of it. Don't know if any of this contributes towards the mystery of the nativity but this is what I know. https:/
  11. It says Empire on both of them and not Beco. I found a worth point link for a pair that look like them but I don't know if that helps I dont know if it helps but this looks identical to it. Unfortunately the etsy link no longer works.
  12. Go out and buy a light keeper pro. I've fixed a lot of decorations with it and saved others from the landfill. I see people all over town wrap green wire lights over there deer or other decorations and it makes them look incredibly cheap and tacky as most of the time it doesn't match the color of the figure.
  13. My grandparents have always had this nativity for Christmas. It was originally my great grandparents. This along with a pair of Dapol candles My grandmother saved from there estate. My great grandfather was a very crafty man who would decorate as much as he could with what he had and even made some plywood cutouts. My Grandmother remembers getting this set at a drug store when she was younger and they always had it on there porch for Christmas. It has the early looking empire logo on the back of Mary and Joseph. I assume these where the first figures made because they where never intended to l
  14. I use green garden stakes that are hammered into the ground then on thinner items like lollypops or lamp posts I use zip ties to keep them tied to the pole. You can also go to any dollar tree and pick up some heavy duty rope but make sure the color is somewhat similar to the blow mold.
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