Series: Official Precious Moments Collector's Guide to Figurines
Paperback: 431 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (April 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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I have been collecting Precious Moments figurines for 10 years and have nearly 300 pieces at home. It is absolutely a great idea to have a color-printed collection book with all the figurines there. This book really gives me the impetus to "stock-take" all my adorable figurines one-by-one again. By looking at the book, you will see how beautiful and inspirational of each (teardrop-eyed children) porcelain bisque figurine is.Overall, I would say this book is good and informative and every Precious Moments collector should have one. However, there are still rooms for improvement and I have summarized my comments as follows:1. Some of the information are not correct, e.g. Shuhei Fujioka is the son of original master sculptor Yasuhei Fujioka, not his brother (P.21) .2. The production marks of some figurines are not complete (e.g. #768952, #768987 & #795305 should have "egg" production mark as well) .3. Some of the pictures are come out to be fuzzy.4. There is no summary/list of all the annual production marks and those special marks.5. The methodology or way to collect the secondary market price is not mentioned (e.g. from the Greenbook, Kristi's Guide, eBay, etc.)Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to the authors for their great efforts in compiling this book. I look forward to seeing the improvements and more information in the future editions. I sincerely hope that Precious Moments will continue to flourish and bring happiness to all collectors.
This guide is perfect for the new collectors and the old. I used it to find out how much all of my old ones are worth. It is easy to use and has every precious moments you can think of!!
This is a great book for any precious moments fan or collector. Its a great way to keep track of your collection and to check your symbols and prices. I love having this book for my collection. very happy with buying it.
This book is a MUST have for any collector. With the information I found I can place a value on each individual piece for insurance purposes. A real time saver!
I have found this collector's guide to be a valuable resource in determining the value of my Precious Moments collection and that of a friend. It is very well researched, put together well, and has great photos for better identification of PM collectables.
With all the new pieces and new symbols, you might as well just wait until the new one comes out on April 15, 2006.It's an excellent book because the book is extremely easy to navigate to find what you have, it tells you the stories behind some of the pieces, and it tells you how much everything is worth.The only reason I'm not giving this book 5 stars is because not all of the symbols are given, as the book needs updated.
It's an older edition but it did the trick. Just don't expect to get the amount of money the figures are valued at in this world of ebay we live in.
I enjoyed this book since I collect Precious Moments!
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