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Rarities

Globe Lights

Globe Lights

20 small globe-shaped lights in multiple colours. The plastic globes were an integral part of the bespoke push-in bulbs, rather than separate covers.

Produced briefly in the early 1980s.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
c. 1984WoolworthJ2861-2Red box with photoSingle insulatedNo?

Silver Foil Snowflakes

Globe Lights

40 silver foil and clear plastic snowflake shapes, each lit by a central lamp.

Available with either clear or red lamps; packaging for both variants carried the same model number.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
1990WoolworthsJ4041Green with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedNo£14.99

Unshaded Lights with Flasher Unit

Woolworths Unshaded Christmas Lights

A set of 80 unshaded lights in four colours, with an electronic controller offering a variable speed sequential chasing effect or static lighting. Operated at low voltage via a transformer, the set was suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Produced around 1989 and would have been very sophisticated at the time. The set's high-end specification is reflected not only in bespoke royal blue packaging instead of the usual red or green, but also in a price of £34.95 — equivalent to around £75 in 2021.

Variations noted:

YearBrandModel numberPackagingCable typePlug fittedPrice
c. 1989WoolworthsJ8361-6Blue with gold triangle borderSingle insulatedYes£34.95

 

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