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. via
Are Precious Moments figurines worth any money?
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. Precious Moments figurines were first released in 1979. via
What is the most valuable Precious Moments figurine?
As for “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver,” it became the most valuable figurine from the original collection with an estimated worth of $1,300 at its height. via
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. via
Are Precious Moments worth anything without the box?
The condition of a figurine can drastically affect the value. 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. via
Are Precious Moments figurines still being made?
Each year new Precious Moments figurines are produced and some are limited in production. Once those figurines are sold, the mold is retired and indefinitely withdrawn from production. via
Are Precious Moments porcelain?
Today, there's a thriving online market for classic Precious Moments memorabilia, and one figurine in particular could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It's a porcelain sculpture called “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver,” and it is one of the original 21 Precious Moments collectibles released in 1979. via
What is the best way to sell Precious Moments?
Search auction websites like eBay for the same retired figurines and examine the amount of activity for those figurines, including the final sale prices. Some intermediary companies will buy Precious Moments figurines from you directly, with the aim of selling it on, as long as the item is in good condition. via
What is the story behind Precious Moments figurines?
Precious Moments artwork was introduced to the public in 1975 on inspirational greeting cards and posters, and in 1978 the first Precious Moments figurines were unveiled. But even the success of what he created did not satisfy Sam. In his heart was a desire to honor the Lord by building the Precious Moments Chapel. via
Who owns Precious Moments?
Samuel "Sam" John Butcher (born January 1, 1939) is an American artist. He is mainly known as the artist behind the Precious Moments brand of characters based on American-Christian themes. via
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. via
How much is Lladro 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. via
Are Enesco figurines valuable?
Most antiques dealers will tell collectors these statues are worth next to nothing for much less than that. PMI's former business partner Enesco discovered as much the hard way in 2004, when it severed the relationship due to faltering sales. via
When were Precious Moments created?
Precious Moments, Inc. via
What does no mark mean on Precious Moments?
Missing Mark. Occasionally an item is missing its production mark. T. (1981) via
Are Precious Moments hand-painted?
Heavily inspired by The Sistine Chapel in Rome, a Precious Moments Park and Chapel was opened in 1989, with dozens of murals all hand-painted by Butcher himself. The art is inspired by and depicts various stories of the Bible — the Old Testament is displayed on its east side, and the New Testament is on the west side. via
Where is the Precious Moments?
The Precious Moments Park is located right in the middle of the U.S. in Carthage, Missouri. Just a short hop off of I-44 which connects St. Louis, Missouri to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or Hwy 71 which connects Kansas City, Missouri, with Ft. Smith, Arkansas. via
What material are Precious Moments made of?
Christian themes appear throughout his work. The flagship product of the brand is the 'Precious Moments Porcelain Bisque Figurines'. These have been sold since 1977. Sam Butcher began drawing his now famous big-eyed children on cards and letters to friends and family. via
Where can I sell old figurines?
What age does the Precious Moments birthday train go up to?
Precious Moments Birthday Train - Newborn to age 16. via
Are Cherished Teddies worth any money?
The value of a restored or damaged figurine may be no more than 5-10% of the 'perfect' value. Although not a big factor in value, expect to lose between 10% and 25% of the value of a Cherished Teddies figurine if you are missing the original box and paperwork. via
Are Precious Moments religious?
If you want to check when your Precious Moments were made, a full list of symbols can be found here. Many are religious markings, since the creator, Sam Butcher, used his art to express his personal Christian faith. via
What do Precious Moments mean?
1 beloved; dear; cherished. 2 very costly or valuable. 3 held in high esteem, esp. in moral or spiritual matters. 4 very fastidious or affected, as in speech, manners, etc. via
Are Precious Moments Catholic?
This Precious Moments® Catholic Bible is the perfect choice for celebrating the special milestones in the life of your child. The NRSV Catholic Edition of the Bible includes the complete Catholic Bible and has received the imprimatur of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for personal and devotional use. via
How old are precious moments?
Precious Moments, Inc. via
How do you pack Precious Moments figurines?
Use a box that is one to two inches bigger than the statute. Fill any gaps between the box and figurine with packing peanuts or paper. Tape the box closed and write the name of the statute and "Fragile" on the side. Once the figurines are safely in their boxes, you can place them in the larger boxes. via