I have a set of 11 different disney figurines.They seem old and I was wondering what they were worth. On the bottom of each it says ‘walt disney productions, japan. The 11 that I have are donald duck, daisy duck, mickey mouse, minnie mouse,thumbellina, cinderella, pluto, jiminy cricket,roger rabbit(I think?), dumbo, and one of the 101 dalmation puppies. Any help you can give me would be great.
Thank you, Cindy
You’ll never find complete price guides for anything on line. People spend years doing research and publish books for those of us too lazy to spend the time and money doing our own research.
There are printed price guides for Walt Disney Collectibles, Disneyana if you will. Depending on
your location you might check with your public library or go to a large chain bookstore. Barring that, I have no answers, only suggestions.
If you want to try to research on line I guess the easiest way is going to be for you to check on line stores and auctions. Try to find the same figurines as you have. Search for them [u]one at a time[/u] – not as a set,because given the characters named, I doubt they were a “set.” Most of them were from the early days – 30s, 40s and 50s. The [i]101 Dalmatians [/i]was later – 1961. And [i]Roger Rabbit[/i] doesn’t fit at all and is even later in 1989 – I don’t even think that’s vintage. Perhaps it is a different rabbit character.
Personally I would start with the less common ones such as [i]Thumbelina[/i] and perhaps Jiminy Cricket. See if you can locate the same ones for sale on a website, make a note of the price and any other information like the date and keep looking for more of the same figure, so you can compare prices to get an average price. This is going to be time consuming. The problem with a forum such as this, is that unless you post very clear photos of the items and just happen to have someone who is knowledgeable in this particular area stumble across them, odds are you’ll need to buy a price guide or spend hours doing the research.
People tend to sometimes just assign a value to vintage and antique items they want to sell, based on nothing. Don’t depend on the first price you see to be reliable. Bottom line is any item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay you for it.