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    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 Gurley Christmas Candles

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    Vintage Gurley Christmas Candle ~ A Different Version of the Waving Santa, circa 1950's.

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    • Dianne Boomer
      Dianne Boomer

      We had this little feller when I was a kid.

    • Lisa Sexton
      Lisa Sexton

      :o) He sure is cute.

    Vintage Tavern Christmas Candle ~ Large, 7½” Tall Santa Claus w/ the Tavern Label (Tavern is Pre-Gurley era. Gurley bought out Tavern in 1949.)

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    Vintage Gurley Novelty Christmas Candle Display Box

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    Vintage Gurley Christmas Candles ~ Skating Snowmen

    RARE Vtg SKATING SNOWMEN Lot 2 Tavern Gurley Candles

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    Vintage Gurley Christmas Candle ~ Angel w/ Blue Glitter Wings

    Vintage Gurley Angel Candle with Blue Glitter Wings

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    Vintage Gurley Christmas Candles ~ Candles in Holders

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    • Dianne Boomer
      Dianne Boomer

      We had these, too.

    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Santa Head

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Blue Church Candles

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Skinny Santa

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Choir Boy and Churches ~ 1950

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Oil Lamps ~ Circa 1950's

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Choir Boy ~ Circa 1960's

    Old 1960's Gurley Christmas Candle - Black Choirboy #1

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    • Carol Lundemo
      Carol Lundemo

      I have several of these. Their heads were just dipped in black, it's funny because below the chin it is white.

    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Christmas Tree Trio

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Candelabra Candles ~ Very Rare.

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Elf

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Santa Claus

    My Vintage Whimsy: Vintage Gurley Candles

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Snowman w/ Tall Red Top Hat

    My Vintage Whimsy: Vintage Gurley Candles

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Glitter Tree

    My Vintage Whimsy: Vintage Gurley Candles

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Carolers and Lamp Post

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Gurley Novelty Christmas Angel Candle ~ Circa Early 1950's

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    • Carol Lundemo
      Carol Lundemo

      This is the short winged angel. I have a couple of these, and some of the larger glittery winged angels.

    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Tavern (Later Gurley) Santa in Sleigh

    Tavern Santa in Sleigh Figural Christmas Candle

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    Vintage Christmas Candles ~ Gurley Santa and Waving Snowman

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    Vintage Christmas Candles ~ Gurley Waving Santa Claus ~ Circa 1950's.

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    Vintage Christmas Candle ~ Choir Singers

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    • Dianne Boomer
      Dianne Boomer

      And these - we had these, too.

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      Have Yourself A Vintage Little Christmas (Lisa Sexton)

      I love these. They are some of my favorites. I'd like to find a pair, sometime.

    • Dianne Boomer
      Dianne Boomer

      I think Vermont Country Store sells them - new.

    • Carol Lundemo
      Carol Lundemo

      oh I have about 30 of these, probably should downsize my collection. :) They remind me of my mom, who was a music teacher in the 40's and 50's. We put these out every year.