Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cupid Merry Miniature and Boxes

As Merry Miniature collectors know Merry Miniatures produced prior to 1996 were never packaged in boxes - except... the 1983 Cupid.

The 1983 Cupid Merry Miniature is one of the hardest of the Merry Miniatures to find. It's even harder to find in its original box. We recently received one that is not only in its original box, the box is in mint condition. (Here's a link if you'd like to check it out.)

Merry Miniatures were sold from 1974 to 1996 unboxed. In 1996 Hallmark began issuing Merry Miniature sets. Those sets were sold boxed. Collectors were generally not happy with the sets and in 1999 Hallmark returned to individual Merry Miniatures. These were boxed in plastic cases. In 2001 the Merry Miniatures were discontinued.

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