There’s now a “thriving online market” for classic Precious Moments figurines, Today reports. While the value of each sculpture varies greatly, the most prized one has been valued at upward of $2,000. It’s called “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver,” and it depicts a girl and a wagon full of free puppies.
According to Today, the Precious Moments figurines from the “Original 21” collection that was released in 1979 are considered vintage collectibles and could be worth up to $750. The publication reports that the most prized “Original 21” piece is called “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver,” according to an expert.
Additionally, does anyone buy Precious Moments figurines? A few limited-edition Precious Moments collectibles, like this one signed by Precious Moments sculptor Hiko Maeda, can sell for a few hundred dollars on eBay, and other figurines from the peak of the Precious Moments craze, such as this 1981 musical figurine, “Silent Knight,” can still fetch more than $100.
Accordingly, how much do precious moments sell for?
Originally $15, the piece can be found on Ebay for as much as $250. If you happen to have an entire collection of Precious Moments statues in your home, they could even go for thousands of dollars.
Are precious moments worth anything without the box?
Although not a big factor in value, expect to lose between 5% and 20% of the value of a Precious Moments figurine if you are missing the original box. Note that box condition is less important than figurine condition.
What collectors items are worth money?
These Old Household Things Are Worth a Lot of Money Now. Do You Have Any in Your Home? Quarters. Some quarters, in particular, are worth quite a lot of money. Perfume bottles. Typewriters. Classic video games. Boy Scout memorabilia. Land deeds. Polly Pocket products. Old cellphones.
What figurines are worth money?
Which Antique Figurines Are Worth the Most Money? Early Meissen Figurines. Established in Germany in 1710, Meissen has always had one of the best reputations for fine quality, lovely porcelain figurines, according to Christie’s. Large Capodimonte Pieces. Dresden Lace Figurines. Rare Sevres Figurines. Figurines by Royal Nymphenburg.
Where can I find precious moments?
Find a Retailer. Precious Moments are available at Hallmark Stores and other fine retailers. Products and prices may vary by store. Please be sure to contact the store prior to visiting for availability and stock.
Where can I sell my Hummel collection?
Where should I sell my Hummel figurines? Auction House. Internet site such as RubyLane. Hummel collector club publications (these usually have a for sale or classified ads section you can advertise your Hummels in) Well know antique/collectible publications (classified ads section)
Where can I sell Lladros?
The most common way to sell individual Lladro pieces is through online auctions. You can either go through a large auction website, like eBay, or look for one that specializes in Lladro and other porcelain figures. For best results, set a reserve price when you list an item.
What does no mark mean on precious moments?
Missing Mark. Occasionally an item is missing its production mark. T. (1981)
How do you clean precious moments?
Maintaining the original delicateness of your Precious Moments collection requires only minimal attention. Figurines may be gently washed with warm water and mild soap. Air dry, making certain the hollow inside is completely dry before display or packing. Abrasives should not be used as they will damage the figurine.
How many precious moments are there?
Although 20 of the Original 21 Precious Moments figurines have been retired (Love One Another is still available at PreciousMoments.com), you can still inquire about the possible purchase of any of the Original 21 figurines from the Precious Moments Chapel Gift Shoppe in Carthage, Missouri.
Where can I sell my figurines?
Where can I sell large collection of figurines? Make list and photos of it all, put on Craigslist. Search Craigslist wanted section for possible buyers. Consignment stores near you, second-hand shops that sell knick-knacks. Ebay drop-off stores, ask around locally or see link below. Donate for write-off to Salvation Army stores.
How much are Lladros worth?
The value of Lladró figurines varies widely. Small, common figurines sell for as little as $10-20. Average pieces usually medium sized and intricate tend to sell for $75-150 each. Figurines that are extremely elaborate, rare, and/or large can sell for $2,000-$25,000 or even higher.
Are Hummels worth money?
Some of the rare, or more complex Hummels can be sold at high prices, but the average figurine is worth around $50. And remember! Condition is a HUGE part of the value. There are rare old Hummel Figurines or Special Edition Figurines that were produced in less numbers, and therefore have more value.
Are Cherished Teddies valuable?
Value Factor #2: Condition Cherished Teddies figurines are often very delicate. They can be easily chipped or scratched and many have small parts than can be snapped off or lost. A figurine in perfect condition is clearly more valuable than a damaged one.
Are Hummels still made?
Hummel figurines continue to be produced in the original factory in Rödental, Germany, where they have been made since 1935. They are still created with the strict oversight of the Convent of Siessen, where Sister M.I.
Is Sam Butcher still alive?
Although Sam Butcher is still alive, you’re unlikely to see him at Precious Moments Park. He has spent most of the 21st century living in Southeast Asia, where in 2006 he opened a boutique resort with the first year-round Christmas shop in the Philippines, and its own, smaller, Precious Moments Chapel.