Original Antique Metal Chocolate Mold - Old World Santa * Father Christmas
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Original Antique Metal Chocolate Mold - Old World Santa * Father Christmas:
Over the upcoming weeks, we will be listing and offering our wonderful, substantial collection of antique chocolate molds
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The finished chalkware Santa has been sold and is NOT included
in this listing –only shown here for visual purposes.Antique Metal Chocolate Mold - Santa in Long Coat
Up for your consideration in this listing:
Christmas * Belsnickle* Belsnickel hands clasped, long coatThe 3026 mold model ca. 1914-60 is listed and rated A4 in Judene Divone’s 1987 “Chocolate Moulds: A History and Encyclopedia” Rating system explained on page 60.
“Ratings: Moulds listed “R” are Rare: due to age, the small number produced, the use of multiple pieces, or are designs rarely found in this country. All other molds are rated by letter and number, from A-1 to D-4. The letter A is the highest rating, D the lowest; then further defined by the number. The ratings take into consideration the type of mold (common or unique), its age, the manufacturer (styling and detail), the subject matter, and the number produced.”
Valued @ $200-$250 in 2005 and is currently valued @ $735.Both valuations come from two of the most trusted, experienced, oldest and largest antique dealers specializing in antique metal chocolate moulds in the world. I have personally dealt with both experts numerous times over the past years.You can still find some amazing and exceptional deals here and on a few other online sites, but due to a mold-buying frenzy years ago between collectors and chalkware artists, the available marketed supply has dwindled. Collectors are holding on to their treasured molds, while some continue to make good money using their molds to create chalkware and paper mache figurines. If you love to design, create, paint, sell, make money and be successful - this is a great opportunity to start your own business, be your own boss. Each casting holds that special touch of history because of the mold used, yet the finished piece when painted and embellished, evolves into your own Old-World, folk-art or Victorian Santa.
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