Collectible Enesco Figurines
Collectible Enesco Figurines are porcelain figurines produced by the American giftware company Enesco LLC.
History & Description
The company was founded in 1958 and was an industry leader for over twenty-five years due to its success with the Precious Moments porcelain figurine line. The Precious Moments line was spearheaded by artist Sam Butcher and Enesco chairman Gene Freedman and was extremely successful. Enesco sales soared throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early-1990s until it reached its peak in 1997.
Guide for collectors
During the 1970s through to the early-1990s, Enesco produced a range of figurines, many of which were promotional items for popular television programs, such as Star Trek. Enesco also manufactured a variety of Disney figurines, such as Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Cinderella and Donald Duck cold-cast statues.
Instances of vintage Enesco figurines sold through national auction houses are quite common. In addition, collectors can also find Enesco figurines on eBay. As a general rule, lots sold through auctioneers typically contain a large group of Enesco figurines whereas collectors are much more likely to purchase individual items on eBay.
Notable auction sales
On November 17th 2007 at TAL Merchandising AG in Degersheim, Switzerland, a twenty-piece collection of Enesco musical figurines, circa 1985 to 1995, realised a price of CHF5,000 (approx. $5,245).
On May 5th 2012, a collection of vintage Enesco Precious Moments figurines, circa 1978 to 1990, was sold on eBay for $200.
On April 14th 2009 at Tom Harris Auctions in Marshalltown, Iowa, a six piece vintage Enesco Kitchen Prayer Lady Canister figurine set realised a price of $175.
On February 26th2012, a vintage Enesco porcelain unicorn musical figurine, circa 1980, was sold on eBay for $150.
On March 7th 2012, a vintage Enesco Tinker Bell and Peter Pan figurines, circa 1960s, was sold on eBay for $150.