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Vintage Red Devil Fireworks
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m***@aol.com
2007-06-27 08:35:52 UTC
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I'm Looking to fill gaps in a Red Devil Fireworks collection, from the
1950s-1990.
Red Devil Brochures, assortment boxes, other packaging, and the
fireworks themselves are all of interest to me. A few specific items
of interest include... Original Red Lantern brand Ground Bloom Flowers
c. early 1970s, Appolo brand Mystery Cone c.1970s, Rozzi's brand
Coliope Vesuvius Cone c.1960s-70s, Flitter or Starfire Cones c.
1960s-70s, free-standing Smoky Joe w/cigar. All of these items were
sold by Red Devil. Remember that although Red Devil sold many items
with its own brand printed on them, the majority of items sold by Red
Devil had other brand logos on them... brands such as Clipper in the
1940s and 50s, Keystone, Rozzi's and United in the 1950s and 60s, and
Appolo, Red Lantern and President in the 1970s and 80s. TNT took over
the Red Devil brand in the 1990s.
If you know anyone who has Red Devil Fireworks memorabilia please ask
them to respond to this post.
Thanks,
Mitch
t***@hotmail.com
2007-07-02 04:14:47 UTC
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Post by m***@aol.com
I'm Looking to fill gaps in a Red Devil Fireworks collection, from the
1950s-1990.
Red Devil Brochures, assortment boxes, other packaging, and the
fireworks themselves are all of interest to me. A few specific items
of interest include... Original Red Lantern brand Ground Bloom Flowers
c. early 1970s, Appolo brand Mystery Cone c.1970s, Rozzi's brand
Coliope Vesuvius Cone c.1960s-70s, Flitter or Starfire Cones c.
1960s-70s, free-standing Smoky Joe w/cigar. All of these items were
sold by Red Devil. Remember that although Red Devil sold many items
with its own brand printed on them, the majority of items sold by Red
Devil had other brand logos on them... brands such as Clipper in the
1940s and 50s, Keystone, Rozzi's and United in the 1950s and 60s, and
Appolo, Red Lantern and President in the 1970s and 80s. TNT took over
the Red Devil brand in the 1990s.
If you know anyone who has Red Devil Fireworks memorabilia please ask
them to respond to this post.
Thanks,
Mitch
Hello Mitch,
I have a Red Devil Baseball hat.
Red mesh with a white foam Front with red "Red Devil" logo.
I really like the hat since the day I got it working in a Red Devil
fireworks stand with my parents in the early 80's.

Brad
m***@aol.com
2007-07-02 09:30:23 UTC
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Hi Brad,

I grew up in the 1960s, 70s & 80s, and always enjoyed going to the Red
Devil stands. Do you know anyone who may have kept memorabilia from
the stand you worked at? It's not easy to find the old Red Devil
items, since most people would have just burned them up and thrown
away the packaging.
Is the logo on your hat the original devil design, or the later "Lil
Red" design?
Thanks for responding,
Mitch
Mike
2007-07-02 18:56:32 UTC
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I recall Red Devil had a couple of cones with the names "giant brilliant
cone" and "giant bullseye cone" If you can find what mix they used let me
know. Thanks!
Mike
2007-07-02 19:28:46 UTC
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I recall Red Devil had a couple of cones with the names "Giant Brilliant
cone" and "Giant Bullseye cone" If you can find what mixes they used let me
know.

Thanks!
m***@aol.com
2007-07-04 06:24:06 UTC
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Hi Mike,
I remember the Brilliant Cone and Bull's Eye Cone quite well. I have a
couple of them in my collection. I'm sorry though, I don't know what
the mix was that was used in them. My interest in the old Red Devil
fireworks is mainly in the memories they bring back -- of childhood
and family 4th of July celebrations, and in the history of a fading
part of Americana. I don't make my own fireworks, or have much
knowledge in that area.
Thanks for responding, and have a great day.
Mitch
t***@tompricehome.com
2007-07-13 10:38:17 UTC
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Post by m***@aol.com
I'm Looking to fill gaps in a Red Devil Fireworks collection, from the
1950s-1990.
Red Devil Brochures, assortment boxes, other packaging, and the
fireworks themselves are all of interest to me. A few specific items
of interest include... Original Red Lantern brand Ground Bloom Flowers
c. early 1970s, Appolo brand Mystery Cone c.1970s, Rozzi's brand
Coliope Vesuvius Cone c.1960s-70s, Flitter or Starfire Cones c.
1960s-70s, free-standing Smoky Joe w/cigar. All of these items were
sold by Red Devil. Remember that although Red Devil sold many items
with its own brand printed on them, the majority of items sold by Red
Devil had other brand logos on them... brands such as Clipper in the
1940s and 50s, Keystone, Rozzi's and United in the 1950s and 60s, and
Appolo, Red Lantern and President in the 1970s and 80s. TNT took over
the Red Devil brand in the 1990s.
If you know anyone who has Red Devil Fireworks memorabilia please ask
them to respond to this post.
Thanks,
Mitch
I have the following from the 1960's if you're interested:

Unopened 6 pack of #8 sparklers, red, green, gold
Two packs of #10 green sparklers
One pack #10 red sparkler, (9 pcs left)
Various boxes of snakes
Moon and stars wheel (not marked Red Devil, but advertised on Red
Devil brochure)
Witches Cauldron (same as above)
Smokey Pot (same as above)
#12 Snowfibre paper sack (Spectacular Red Devil) (Have picture if you
send your email address)
Fold-out advertisement for Red Devil fireworks and sets (Lynwood,
California) (Have picture)

Following items purchased in the 1960's in Tijuana, Mexico:
16 piece Red Devil firecracker
100 piece Red Devil firecracker
400 piece Red Devil firecracker
All definitely with the Red Devil name and logo, but have Japanese or
Chinese writing as well.

Also have a couple of United Fireworks as advertised in the
flyer...sold at the Red Devil stands.

I also have a few Freedom Fireworks, such as the Smokey Joe with
cigar.

Tom Price ***@tompricehome.com
m***@aol.com
2007-07-14 09:43:48 UTC
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Hi Tom,

Thanks so much for responding to my post. Yes, I am interested in
your items.
Unopened 6 pack of #8 sparklers,red, green, gold
Two packs of #10 green sparklers
One pack #10redsparkler, (9 pcs left)
Various boxes of snakes
Moon and stars wheel (not marked Red Devil, but advertised on Red Devil brochure)
Witches Cauldron (same as above)
Smokey Pot (same as above)
#12 Snowfibre paper sack (SpectacularRedDevil) (Have picture if you send your email address)
Fold-out advertisement for Red Devil fireworks and sets (Lynwood, California) (Have picture)
a couple of United Fireworks as advertised in the flyer...sold at the Red Devil stands.
a few Freedom Fireworks, such as the Smokey Joe with cigar.
Please let me know how much you would like for the items. If you
would be so kind, please list the cost of the firecrackers
separately. This is just a hobby for me and I have limmited funds, so
I may wish to pass on the firecrackers. By the way, are the
firecrackers just the labels, or full packs? If you would also send
the photos you mentioned I'd appreciate it, though it's almost certain
that I will purchase the items, anyway.

Thanks again,

Mitch ***@aol.com
l***@gmail.com
2015-07-02 08:20:27 UTC
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Hi, I was wondering If u still had any of the smokey joes with cigars? My name is Lou my email is ***@msn.com. Thank u.
b***@gmail.com
2017-08-08 20:31:30 UTC
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Post by m***@aol.com
I'm Looking to fill gaps in a Red Devil Fireworks collection, from the
1950s-1990.
Red Devil Brochures, assortment boxes, other packaging, and the
fireworks themselves are all of interest to me. A few specific items
of interest include... Original Red Lantern brand Ground Bloom Flowers
c. early 1970s, Appolo brand Mystery Cone c.1970s, Rozzi's brand
Coliope Vesuvius Cone c.1960s-70s, Flitter or Starfire Cones c.
1960s-70s, free-standing Smoky Joe w/cigar. All of these items were
sold by Red Devil. Remember that although Red Devil sold many items
with its own brand printed on them, the majority of items sold by Red
Devil had other brand logos on them... brands such as Clipper in the
1940s and 50s, Keystone, Rozzi's and United in the 1950s and 60s, and
Appolo, Red Lantern and President in the 1970s and 80s. TNT took over
the Red Devil brand in the 1990s.
If you know anyone who has Red Devil Fireworks memorabilia please ask
them to respond to this post.
Thanks,
Mitch
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