Several years ago Martha Stewart Living magazine ran an article about these little treasures. Festive figural candles were mass-produced after World War II and sold across America in five-and-dime stores. Collected and saved for decoration to impart cheer season after season, they were rarely lit. Some of the most desirable figural candles came from the now-defunct Gurley Novelty Company of Buffalo, New York, owned by chemist Franklin C. Gurley Sr., whose assembly lines rolled out thousands of santas and snowmen. I was so excited to find these adorable Halloween candles made by Gurley, and still bearing the original Gurley labels. One candle has a partial original price sticker of .22! The candles are marked "Gurley Novelty Co., Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A.”. The candles have never been lit. The pumpkin with a witch's hat stands 4" tall. The pumpkin-head boy stands 3 1/8" tall, and the little girl dressed up as a witch stands 3 1/4" tall. The candles are in very good condition. The paint is nearly perfect. A great set for your Halloween decor! Shipping will be discounted on multiple orders.
Depression Glass and Country Collectibles
Depression glass makes a wonderful gift! Gift wrapping is available to suit any occasion.