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If you have any old or forgotten collectibles around the house, check them now! They could just end up making you rich!

A particular range of $15 collectible porcelain statues from gift-ware retailer Precious Moments have sparked something of a frenzy of selling and buying activity on eBay, with some of the rarer pieces being valued at up to $2,000, shares Daily Mail.

The company first released the 21-piece collection of ornaments in 1979 – and the first piece from the range, a statue of a little girl giving away ‘free puppies’ entitled God Loveth a Cheerful Giver, is currently the most valuable of the lot, according to a spokesperson for Woolvey Antiques and Collectibles.

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Antiques expert Paul Burton told Today that the God Loveth a Cheerful Giver ornament has previously been valued at more than $2,000 – however they are currently only raking in around $350 on eBay at the moment.

He said: ‘I don’t believe I have seen one actually sell for more than half of [$2,000], although they are still occasionally listed for sale in that price range.’

Even if you can’t get $2,000 for the ornament however, you’ll still be able to sell it for close to $500 – a huge leap in price from the $15 is originally retailed for.

But if you don’t happen to have that one handy, fear not, because God Loveth a Cheerful Giver is just one small part of the company’s original 21 porcelain ornaments.

ornament 2 ornament 3

Another popular collectible from the retailer is their Silent Knight musical figurine which plays the Christmas classic Silent Night, and was made in 1981.

The ornament was originally priced at $45, and is now selling on eBay for $199.

Woolvey Antiques and Collectibles website features a specific guide for identifying and valuing Precious Moments collectibles.

The most important things to look for when checking to see if an ornament is worth anything is the the model number and the production year mark, according to the guide.

I am sure I had one of these! No idea what happened to it though.

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  • I wish I had one ! It’s surprising what can be worth a bit of money !

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  • I sure I had one of these too, also no idea where it could be now. My mum had lots of ornaments, maybe she had a couple of these

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  • Do wish I still had some of my old dolls.

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  • I don’t think I have these anymore at all

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  • I wonder if they were limited additions or just that not lot were sold. The price for them when originally sold was not that cheap at that time.

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  • An interesting article – antiques are incredibly interesting and intriguing – love the history attached to them.


    • It also depends if there are buyers for these once many are back on the market.

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  • Lol, some use in keeping these things !

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  • I think my sister has one of these, just a simpler one though. :)

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  • I never have any of this good stuff!

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  • Mum has heaps of crap like this laying around. I’ll have to let her know she might be hoarding something valuable.

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  • I have never seen them but it’s good to know that they are valuable

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  • I had some of these and got rid of them a long time ago! will have to keep an eye out at the op shops!

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  • I remember these – I never had one, though.

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  • I used to have some of these but no longer do! Darn

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  • I don’t know them. Better to check the house!!

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