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Holiday Mussel Auction in Lackawanna County

Vintage holiday decorations are growing in popularity and people are ready to pay at an auction in Springbrook Township on Sunday.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pennsylvania – Wall to wall inside Jones Auction House in Springbrook Township, there are classic and vintage holiday decorations known as blow molds.

“As you can see, a lot of them are from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and the paint still looks really good on them,” said collection owner Jeff Weber.

From Santa Claus, nutcrackers and everything in between, the collection of blow molds for sale was brought to the auction house by Jeff Weber from Omaha, Nebraska.

His collection started more than 40 years ago with the help of his grandparents.

“I kept adding to the collection every year and storing them, and I was exhibiting that whole collection every year in Omaha,” Weber said.

Collectors like Kathy Collum have come a long way to get a glimpse of auction decorations over 700 miles from Indiana.

“Oh, I love decorating. I’m very interested in blow molds. I’ve been buying them for quite a while, I don’t have the collection I want. I’m working on that.” said Kathy Collom, Indiana.

Nearly 2,000 pieces will be auctioned, and some are selling for a pretty penny.

“Believe it or not, we sold blow molds, plastic Christmas ornaments for almost $4,000. So those are the things we used to get rid of, and now they’ve become very collectible. “said Eric Jones, Jones Auction House. owner.

People say walking through this room is like taking a trip down memory lane.

“My parents used to drive, and that’s what we did that Saturday night, was drive to different places. We were going to Indianapolis, which is about 70 miles from where we are, just to go see the Christmas decorations, so yeah, it brings back a lot of memories,” Collom said.

“For people who are in their 40s and 50s, we grew up with these, you know, so we want to share them with our kids,” said Eric Jones.

Weber says that while he’s sad to part with his collection, he’s excited to share in the holiday spirit.

“I hope they find good homes here, and I know there are a lot of great exhibits here. I plan to come back here every year to see exhibits,” Weber said.

The auction begins Sunday morning at Jones Auction House. A preview of the items starts at 8:30 a.m. and the auction starts at 10 a.m.

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