Thursday, June 18, 2009


Hallmark Ornament Collecting: Questions from Collectors

I have the complete series of ____Fill in your series here ___ doesn't that make the ornaments worth more?


Thanks Beth for your question! As Hallmark ornament collectors we all know how important it is to each of us personally to have a complete series. No matter how long or hard we have to hunt to find that last missing piece. No matter that we may have to pay a little more just to get that hard to find one. We simply NEED to have every numbered piece offered in a series. Many collectors have even widened the definition of "complete series" to include any complement pieces, such as the Hallmark limited edition colorway ornaments or the special edition pieces offered in some of the longer running series. Honestly, the concept of the "series" predisposes us to want to have each item offered. As Hallmark ornament collectors we normally buy the very first ornament in the series with the knowledge that we'll be buying every other item in the series offered until the series ends. But does it affect the secondary market value of the ornaments if you have a complete series?


In a word, no. In fact, when it comes to selling a complete series of ornaments, most buyers indicate that they feel they should receive a discounted price, definitely not a higher price. Since secondary market values and insurance values are based on current selling prices, there is no difference in the values of the individual ornaments whether they are sold individually or as part of a completed set or series.


If you have a question about Hallmark ornaments or collectibles that you'd like answered by the Hallmark Ornaments and Collectibles experts at Hooked on Ornaments send them to rhonda@hookedonhallmark.com - We'd love to hear from you!


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Monday, June 15, 2009

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Childhood Memories and Classic Toys

The Hallmark studio artists have always done a wonderful job crafting Hallmark Keepsake ornaments that evoke memories of special moments in our lives. Hooked on Ornaments recently added a new "unofficial collection" category to our Hallmark Ornaments by Series page that highlights a growing group of ornaments based on our favorite childhood toys.

In 2007 Hallmark began a new unofficial collection of Fisher-Price toy ornaments that immediately appealed to me. These ornaments are modelled after toys that I played with as a child and my own children played with as toddlers. The toy ornaments are not limited to Fisher-Price toys though; we've included such favorite toys as the 2007 Chatty Cathy and the 2008 Little Red Tricycle.

When we began compiling ornaments that qualified for this category some of our earlier year favorites also came to mind. You might remember the Golden Book ornaments from 1999-2001 featuring one of my all time favorites - "The Poky Little Puppy." We also included the collection of three vintage pull toys from 2001 featuring Wiggles, Waddles and Waggles.


As we come across other toys in the Hallmark Keepsake line that evoke our memories of childhood we'll continue to 'grow' the category. As always we hope that our "unofficial collection" pages make the thousands of available Hallmark Keepsake ornaments a little easier to sort through to find that special ornament that you're looking for - we also hope it makes it easier for collectors to find ornaments from the past that were previously missed or for some reason went undiscovered.

Happy Hallmark Ornament Collecting!
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