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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:00 am 
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This one REALLY blows me away. When I first got this house it had the prettiest and nicest little clay girl on it and of course I lost it. I have been so disheartened about it that I could never bring myself to restore it. NOTE the fuzzy windows ALL over the place. BUT where is this color scheme coming from? This yellow orange coconut, Dark Royal Blue and light Baby blue are NOT typical products of this company AT least not all on one house. I have seen the dark blue and a very similar but more burnt orange and indeed a yellow coconut but almost always a red and white roof. But in all of Christendom there was never a paper label house with a figure on it. COUNT on it. Many people have glued aftermarket figures to these houses but they are misbegotten. Note further that the mark though it mimics the paper label is an ink stamped mark. HOWEVER it is still the same company. Remember the set of small houses I pictured on this site a few days ago? 5 of those 8 houses had this same ink stamp and clearly go with the rest of the group. I really don't know what the answer to these little conundrums is But in this instance it could just be a very early house for this company and they quickly dropped the figures. BUT it also looks VERY much like a known coconut house design right down to the color scheme. The other speculation is that early on they would contract out occasionally some houses for other makers who were behind on their contractual obligations and called on another company to help out.
This is NOT an unheard of thing to happen and I think is the most logical. In this country Homer Laughlin contracted with Mothers Oats to supply them with a solid color floral pattern for use as a premium. It became so successful that They couldn't keep up with demand (they also had other contractual obligations) and so sub-contracted it out to Taylor Smith & Taylor who before it was done made nearly as much as Homer Laughlin. "Ah such are the mysteries. . ." Papa Ted


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That is an AWESOME house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about it is cool! I love the different base colors on this one and the lavendar one, wish they would have done that more, what a great way to make a village even more colorful.


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Tom, If you keep posting these "one of a kind's", Pete's head is going to explode.


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This is a beautiful house and I love the color combination. Please make the little girl to return it to it's original glory.


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HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE LITTLE GIRL--or rather a little girl. Click on the link, scroll down the page--left hand side M-145

I am probably ordering this mold soon http://www.mysticmolds.com/antique_repr ... ties2.html


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I ordered the above mold last night!


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Don't cut yourself on it. :-)


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Hahahahahahahahahaha; I am very excited about getting this mold--all six figures are included in the mold and they are the perfect size for putzes. I also installed a clamp-on magnifying glass with built in light source for the "painting" at my desk. Haven't decided what casting medium I will use---putty or polymer clay; have more reading to do.


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Maria doesn't have to use x-acto knives like the rest of us. She just takes a nail file and sharpens her long fingernails. :-)
On a sober note. I use Durham's Rock Hard Putty which is a yellowish powder that you mix with water and it really does get rock hard. You need to remove it from the mold before it gets too hard. What are you using as a mold release? Tom


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