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#325200 - 12/26/18 10:35 PM Thrift store find
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 7657
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
I found two merry miniature boxes ....you all know I love the merry miniatures.....

I found the mouse on the red ball and elf on the square white gift.

.89 CENTS each.
They came out in the mid 1980's

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#325204 - 12/26/18 11:56 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
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Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7840
Loc: Washington State
These? So adorable. Lucky you Susan I rarely find merry miniatures...





I stopped by two thrift stores after work. No Hallmarks but found a beautiful 15 1/2" glass icicle. Had to have it. Question now is how to store it!

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#325211 - 12/27/18 09:25 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
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That's them. I love the mouse.

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#325213 - 12/27/18 12:39 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Elliott the Elf Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 673
Loc: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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#325215 - 12/27/18 03:37 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 02/14/16
Posts: 349
Loc: SC
Yesterday I found a 1978 Christmas Star Tree Topper for .89

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#325216 - 12/27/18 04:17 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
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Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7840
Loc: Washington State
Ann, I remember paying $25 for that tree topper years ago. Now I have two. So pretty...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MCM-VTG-1978-HA...f4AAOSwUqVcDyDx

Elliott the Elf, congrats on your happy find. What a cutie! smile

Lisa

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#325226 - 12/27/18 09:53 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: APAL2016]
Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS Offline
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Registered: 05/15/99
Posts: 8287
Loc: Shawnee, KS USA
Originally Posted By: APAL2016
Yesterday I found a 1978 Christmas Star Tree Topper for .89


I found one of those mint in box about 10 years ago for $1.99. I'm thinking that the box indicated there was something to help hold the topper on the top branch of the tree - did something come with the topper?

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#325229 - 12/27/18 11:56 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
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Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7840
Loc: Washington State
Ann, do you have the box?

Nancy, both of mine were in their original box, but I don't recall anything that came with the topper. Looking at four "sold" listings on Ebay, I don't see any reference to or pictures of a second piece...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4...c&LH_Sold=1

I've not used this topper yet, but I'd love to see it on a tree.

In the past, when I displayed a similar topper on a live, cut tree - (my Lenox porcelain angel that also had a small narrow recess) - I think I removed the bark from the tree's top, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then added the topper. It took a couple of tries. I believe it worked. But then my memory isn't as good as it used to be, and that was quite a few years ago.

Lisa

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#325254 - 12/30/18 07:04 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 02/14/16
Posts: 349
Loc: SC
I have 2 in boxes and there was nothing else in the box

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#325255 - 12/30/18 07:48 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/16
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Loc: SC
I bought a box of Christmas stuff for $5.89 - there were 3 Hallmarks - 1997 Clever Camper, 1997 Catch of the Day and 1995 KKC #2 Fire Truck. 10 pewter ornaments, 2005-2008 White House Collection ornaments, 7 wooden Steinbach ornaments, a Lenox Angel and a bunch of other misc ones

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#325257 - 12/30/18 11:32 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: APAL2016]
Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS Offline
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Registered: 05/15/99
Posts: 8287
Loc: Shawnee, KS USA
Originally Posted By: APAL2016
I have 2 in boxes and there was nothing else in the box


Thanks, APAL2916 and Grandma Lise for letting me know about the topper being the only thing in the box. I'll have to check mine again to help me remember why I thought there was something else in there. But again, it's possible they've been separated/trashed over the years like the pigtail used for many of the ornaments that attach to a light string to light up the ornament.

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#325260 - 12/30/18 03:40 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: grandma lise]
Paintbeanie Offline
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Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 116
Loc: IL, USA
Iíve had this topper for several years now (with box) and there was nothing else in the box nor any evidence that their was ever anything to add to the tree topper to put it in the tree. I can only speak for artificial trees, but the topper is either lighter or better balanced than recent tree toppers and I have never needed anything to support this star on top of the tree. I have had to do a little bit of balancing but it always has stood up using only the one branch on top of the tree. This is an artificial mini-tree I am using so it could be different but I wanted to let you know that you might want to try just putting it on top of the tree. It is a great and simple tree topper. I hope you enjoy your find.


Edited by Paintbeanie (12/30/18 03:41 PM)
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Expect the unexpected. Only time will tell. -Ty Warner

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#325265 - 12/30/18 09:40 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
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Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7840
Loc: Washington State
It's such a timeless, classic style. I look forward to using this tree topper. Thanks for the additional information Paintbeanie.

Lisa

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#325761 - 01/12/19 02:00 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 02/14/16
Posts: 349
Loc: SC
Recent finds
2013 Santa's Magic Cuckoo Clock - $1.89
2018 Clashing Cymbals .89

A box for 1.89 with the following (no boxes)
1985 Mother and Dad Bell
1992 Peanuts
2001 Merry Carolers
2002 Special Cat (3 of them)
2002 Special Dog
2005 Cutest Kitty
2005 Best in Show
2003 Marlin and Nemo
2005 Winnie the Pooh #8 Rainy Day Rescue
2010 Pretty Kitty (2 of them)
2011 Picture Purrr-fect (2 of them)
2011 Good Dog
2012 Best Dog
2012 Purrfect Cat
2013 Cute Kitty
2010 Mickey's Merry Carousel

a few Disney's
1999 Mickey's Once upon a Christmas (flat)
Mickey Mouse Through the Years (ball)
2008 Christmas Through the Years Dumbo 1941 (ball)

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#325771 - 01/12/19 08:57 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
susan in florida Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 7657
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
nice finds!

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#325772 - 01/12/19 11:51 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
grandma lise Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 07/17/09
Posts: 7840
Loc: Washington State
Wow! Congrats Ann!

2013 Santa's Magic Cuckoo Clock - $1.89 https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2013-Santas-Magic-Cuckoo-Clock-MAGIC--hard-to-find_p_35155.html
2018 Clashing Cymbals .89 https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2018-Clashing-Cymbals-Christmas-Soldier_p_40024.html

A box for 1.89 with the following (no boxes)
1985 Mother and Dad Bell https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4...ll&_sacat=0
1992 Peanuts https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/1992-Peanuts-2--MIB_p_11458.html
2001 Merry Carolers https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2001-Merry-Carolers-Musical_p_5897.html
2002 Special Cat (3 of them) https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2002-Special-Cat-_p_6348.html
2002 Special Dog https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2002-Special-Dog-_p_6349.html
2005 Cutest Kitty https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2005-Cutest-Kitty_p_10606.html
2005 Best in Show https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2005-Best-in-Show_p_10605.html
2003 Marlin and Nemo https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2003-Marlin-and-Nemo_p_6628.html
2005 Winnie the Pooh #8 Rainy Day Rescue https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2005-Winnie-the-Pooh-8--Rainy-Day-Rescue-_p_10702.html
2010 Pretty Kitty (2 of them) https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2010-Pretty-Kitty-_p_31892.html
2011 Picture Purrr-fect (2 of them) https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2011-Picture-Purrr-fect-_p_33115.html
2011 Good Dog https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2011-Good-Dog-_p_33116.html
2012 Best Dog https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2012-Best-Dog-_p_34283.html
2012 Purrfect Cat https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2012-Purrfect-Cat-Photoholder_p_34269.html
2013 Cute Kitty https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2013-Cute-Kitty-_p_34981.html
2010 Mickey's Merry Carousel https://www.hookedonhallmark.com/2010-Mickeys-Merry-Carousel--MAGIC_p_31971.html

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#325775 - 01/13/19 10:38 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
Diana* Offline
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Registered: 04/23/99
Posts: 12431
Loc: Pasadena, CA USA
Susan, I love that mouse on the red ball ornament! If you find another I'm calling dibs! LOL.

Ann, that's quite the haul of ornaments and at such bargain-basement prices. Congrats.

I shared on Facebook but can't remember if I posted this here or not, but I found (amongst others) several of the Merry Bakers including the Holiday Confections set of 4, Snicker & Doodle, and Dusty & Smidgeon. I already have a set of the bakers but did not have the little treats so was thrilled to get that. Also picked up 2007 Beauty of the Birds Blue Jay, 2009 Seasonís Treatings, 2003 Mischievous Kittens #5, 1985 Rocking Horse #5, 2002 Woodland Frolic, 1988 Tin Locomotive #7 (bad box), 1989 Christmas Classics #4 Little Drummer Boy, 1982 Babyís First Christmas, Calico Mouse no box, Mary's Angels #2 Bluebell no box. And maybe 20 miniature ornaments in box ranging from 25 cents to $2 but most either 50 cents or $1 each.

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#325921 - 01/17/19 05:17 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 02/14/16
Posts: 349
Loc: SC
I bought another box of Christmas stuff at Good Will-along with some non-hallmark stuff and some junk there was the following

1992 Dasher and Dancer 1 of 5
1994 Timon and Pumbaa
1995 Crayola Bright n' Sunny Tepee
1995 Here comes Santa #17
1996 Crayola Bright Flying Colors
1996 Here comes Santa #18
1997 The Night Before Christmas
1997 Chris Mouse #13
1998 Dad
1998 Mini Murray Dump Truck
1999 Goofy as Santa's Helper

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#326510 - 02/17/19 08:39 AM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
APAL2016 Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 02/14/16
Posts: 349
Loc: SC
Latest Finds

1996 This Big!
2003 The Gift of Peace
2003 Glad Tidings Angel (no box)
2003 Tis the Season Picture Frame
2003 Winter Trimmers
2005 A Happy Snowman (no box)
2006 St. Nick
2007 Chocolate Moose (no box)

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#326516 - 02/17/19 05:54 PM Re: Thrift store find [Re: susan in florida]
susan in florida Offline
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Santa's Helper

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 7657
Loc: Clearwater, Florida
great finds. I haven't found anything since Jan.

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