Vintage Gurley Christmas Candles
My favorite vintage Christmas candles are from the Gurley Novelty line of candles. Gurley Novelty started out in Buffalo, New York in 1939 as part of candlemaker Franklin Gurley's W&F Manufacturing Co. Inc.. Gurley's first products were marketed under the name Tavern. In 1949 Franklin Gurley bought the rights to the Tavern brand, and changed the name to the Gurley Novelty Co.
Vintage Tavern Christmas Candle ~ Large, 7½” Tall Santa Claus w/ the Tavern Label (Tavern is Pre-Gurley era. Gurley bought out Tavern in 1949.)
Old 1960's Gurley Christmas Candle - Black Choirboy #1
Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Christmas Tree Trio
Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Carolers and Lamp Post
Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Tavern (Later Gurley) Santa in Sleigh