Q: I would like to know if you have any information on the value of a “Soaring Gold Eagle” made by Boehm for the 50th presidential inaugural. The porcelain bird is from a special edition of only 50 and it was gilded.
A: Boehm was founded by Edward Boehm and his wife, Helen, in Trenton, N.J., in 1950. Your figurine, made for the second inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in 1985, originally sold for $5,000. Boehm made two other types of eagles commemorating the 1985 inauguration. The company is still in business producing both limited and unlimited editions of figurines and plates. Some say only 35 eagles like yours were sold. Limited edition figurines are not as popular as they once were. The values of most are 20 to 50 percent below their issue prices.