Do you remember those Precious Moments figurines? The carefully crafted porcelain children had big, loving eyes, and were usually posed with something sweet, like a puppy or kitten. The figurines quickly became collector’s items, as people everywhere couldn’t get enough of their cuteness. Whether you’re still a lover of Precious Moments memorabilia, or you’re familiar with their popularity, you’re going to be stunned by this news.
One Precious Moments figurine in particular could be worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars right now. The sculpture is called “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver”. It’s one of the original Precious Moments figurines which were released in 1979. Apparently, this figurine “has had valuations placed on it … in excess of $2,000,” said Paul Burton, a spokesperson for Woolvey Fine Antiques & Collectibles.
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“I don’t believe I have seen one actually sell for more than half of that, although they are still occasionally listed for sale in that price range.” he continued.
While this figurine in particular is easily the “most valuable” item from the Precious Moments collection, the online market for the figurines is doing quite well, and other sculptures are going for hundreds of dollars as well.
There are other adorable Precious Moments figurines that originally retailed for $15, but were sold for $188 and $250 online!
Not all of the figurines are big sellers, but there are definitely some that are worth a couple of hundred dollars online, such as the musical “Silent Knight” figurine from 1981.
Now would be a great time to check your shelves, your attic, or storage to see if you’ve held on to any of these adorable figurines. Be sure to get them cleaned up well before you bring them to an antique dealer or throw them up on eBay.
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Keep in mind that chips or cracks in the figure can reduce their value as well. Who knows, maybe you have a “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver” in your home somewhere that’s worth thousands. This could be a great way to make some extra money right before the holidays, so make sure to see what your Precious Moments collector’s items are worth today!
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