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Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Value Guide, Second Edition: 1973-2006 Paperback – July 15, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bangzoom Publishers; 2 edition (July 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977292797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977292790
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
My wife and I do have quite a few Keepsake Ornaments that we've bought over the years for each other to be placed on our Christmas Tree but we're not collectors in the true sense. But I found out full well the value of Hallmark ornaments when I found five pieces in the Frosty Friends collection at a garage sale a couple of years ago for a few bucks. These were numbers 3 through 7 in the series and those few dollars resulted in quite a tidy profit when sold at eBay. Since then we've made it a point to look out for Hallmark ornaments at garage sales and flea markets but the problem was that we really didn't know which ones were really valuable. That all changed when I got this fantastic book by Bangzoom. I have owned a lot of collectible price guides in my life and this is easily one of the best. Their fantastic original price guide has now been updated with a second edition that goes through 2006.

What makes it so great? Simple...how about a picture of every Keepsake ornament from 1973 through 2006...in full color, with the ornament name, retail price, item number, and current value. Add to that the pictures are color coded if they happen to be series or club/event releases. Add to that are outstanding articles on the history of Hallmark, special issue ornaments, protecting and insuring your collection, and an excellent article called "Hallmark Collecting 101" which is a valuable resource whether you are a veteran or novice collector. There's even a list of Hallmark related websites that provide even more resource material.

While the bulk of the book is dedicated to Keepsake ornaments, Bangzoom doesn't stop there.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Brim on September 10, 2007
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This guide is very useful for determining insurance values for a person's ornament collection. It is not as useful for determining sale prices as sale prices almost never equal value guide prices. It is easy to use and has good pictures of virtually every ornament and merry miniature Hallmark has produced. I highly recommend it to any serious collector.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Potter on January 17, 2009
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Color phots of every ornament! Listed alphabetically by year! with an index in the back! then a second index by series! WOW! As it is this is a near perfect work and a godsend. Some possible improvements:

An update? 1st edition, 2005. 2nd edition, 2006. 3rd edition....unknown.

Inclusion of the original issue prices. Available in other, less user-friendly works, but it would be nice to have them here.

A THEME index. There is a series index, but only for "official" series. Which mean there are no lists of all "dog" ornamants, or those relating to football, or a master list of the various Star Wars issues (a list of the character ornaments, because it was a Series, but no list of the various ships, etc. no list whatsoever of the numerous and varied Star Trek issues, etc.) Again, this info is available elsewhere, but why not include it for completeness? I suppose it could get out of hand, or seen as redundant, but certain themes are highly collectible.

as it is, still worth more than every penny... 7500 ornaments for the price of one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Mcdonough on January 20, 2008
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I just love this book. It gives you a picture for all ornaments, including miniature ornaments too. Plus, other specialty hallmark products. The book also gives you a market value of the ornament and is nicely organized. I would recommend this book for the novist collector and the serious collector!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Castle on February 8, 2008
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The Hallmark Keepsake value guide was vary informative and well laid out
it is a pleaser using it. I would not hesitate buying another value guide for the year 2010.

Thank you for providing such a product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bluedove on May 18, 2009
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This guide is a must for everyone who seriously collects Hallmark ornaments. I was very surprised to find out just how valuable my collections is!
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My mother has been collecting various Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for years. If you want to find out the information available in this book, you can go online. However, my mother chooses not to have a computer. (Believe me, I feel the same way you do about this!) I purchased this book as a Christmas gift. She loves it. That alone is worth 5 stars, but I'm giving it 4 stars because it only goes up to 2006.
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By Mary Louise Perry on January 30, 2013
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I have waited to see this book for sale for a long time. It has so much information in it. I have about 300 pieces in my collection, that I will be going through this book A lot to see what my collection is worth, not that I would sell any of it!! There is so much information in this book, that anyone who collects Betsey Clark or other Keepsake Ornaments should have this on hand.
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