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Mel Fischer

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  1. As I recall, I think I was told that the flood you refer to was in 1995 when Empire was still in business and owned the plant. Mel
  2. Most of the credit for how the website looks should go to my friend Nick as he has done and is still doing all the work of formatting the website and updating it as more pictures and information are submitted. THANK YOU NICK for bringing a lot of the enthusiasm and enjoyment of doing the research on the blow molds back for me again. As you know I am back taking pictures again after a couple of years of not doing so and thanks to you I am once again learning more of the history of the blow molds and their manufacturers.
  3. HI Donna, I was sure he could explain it better then I could so I asked him if he would. Mel
  4. It is a full redesign with many new features, blow molds and information I still have not learned everything new yet, Mel
  5. Scott, you can send your picture and information contributions to Nick through the website. at the bottom of each page on the site in the text section you will see "Learn more about contributing" link and that will take you to a page with the information.
  6. Scott, I do not know what pictures Nick has to upload yet but I am sure there are more, he handles that part of the project. I have asked him about the process for submitting pictures of items not there and I told him about your post here so I do think he will be answering soon as he is a PC member also. I would love to see the new blow-molded.com bring more interest and activity here to the blow mold forum as most older members here know that blow molds are my main interest in the Christmas and Halloween decorations. In my opinion this PC blow mold forum has always far out shown any other
  7. Thank you for your kind words, it is appreciated. Just what are you thinking about in the term one on one on this sight? Mel
  8. Just as a heads up, the software on the old blow-molded website was outdated and impossible to update or add anything to it. The whole website had to be downloaded and transferred to the new site. I did not participate in that part, my part on the site is to contribute information, corrections to errors that have been on the site for years and a few hundred more pictures. The new site is also adding pictures of the backs of the blow molds, catalogs, newspaper ads, more instruction sheets, etc. that could not be updated to the old website. At this time there are well over 2000 pictures on t
  9. Your Nativity set looks to have been made in the 1960's. I do not have information prior to 1966 but the #1372 Nativity set is shown in the Judith Novelty Sales catalogs that I have access to from 1966 through 1968 and possibly before those years. They changed the crib to the straw style that Andrew described above in 1969. Up through 1967 they sold it as an unlighted set, in 1968 they sold it unlighted as #1372 and as "#1373 Same as #1372 with C7 spot light, bulb & wire. UL listed." (Catalog description) The Empire #1372 & #1373 sets are shown as 18" 4 piece Nativity sets. In
  10. I found the auction and have tried contacting the seller. https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-Blow-MOLD-CRAFT-Style-40-034-CHOIR-Girl-CHRISTMAS-CAROLER-/154208041614?hash=item23e783fa8e%3Ag%3AvF0AAOSw9TRfurCQ&nma=true&si=Uc545D%2FxapXLcegr7XtFqWEyBFo%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  11. Do you possibly know who won the choir girl or who the seller was? If so, could you send the information as we are updating the blow-molded.com website and would love to get front and back pictures of it to add to the unknown section so that possibly someone might be able to identify it. At this time I don't remember seeing one like this before. The body is similar to the 1959 Mold-Craft choir kids but I do not remember seeing any Mold-Craft bodies with that style red bow so I do not think this one was made by them. I do not recall ever seeing a ALFCO choir kid with this style gown or in
  12. I really like your patriotic candles you did a great job on those. It's wonderful to see displays by people who are proud of their country and not afraid to show it. Thank you for serving our country and helping to protect us. Mel
  13. You are very welcome. Mel
  14. I like the red toy soldiers, are they original paint or did you repaint them?
  15. Did you find the answer for your blow molds? The link shows "Page not found" Mel
  16. Yes, the Empire versions have the yellow paint but they used new heads, not the Poloron heads.
  17. The pink gown angel was made by Union Products. Mel
  18. I agree, I had the opportunity to buy two at the time I bought ours and passed on the second one, the only reason I do not regret not buying both is that a friend of ours got the second one. Mel
  19. A few variations in how the angel was sold in the 1960's. Mel
  20. Donna, We do not have the Holiday Innovations Pixie Toy Soldier so I can not compare between the Poloron and HI one but we do have the Holiday Innovations Pixie Santa and he has PTN molded in to him which was the parent company of HI so possibly the HI toy soldier could have the same molded into him. Mel
  21. Original paint we have one in our collection also. Mel
  22. I would feel comfortable saying your set was made by Poloron. Holiday Innovations did make that set and they did not take the Poloron name off a lot of the molds but they did not make them until 1988-1991. Making them that late they would not have used the older cords for the lighting. As for the Empire set, Empire purchased the Poloron molds from PTN (Holiday Innovations) in 1992 and made them under the Empire name. Empire did not make or sell any blow molds with the Poloron name on them. Mel
  23. Donna, your Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer are Definitely Lidco. Here's a newspaper ad showing it with some other Lidco decorations. Mel
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