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Ebony Visions Investment Market Watch
Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:35 PM
Series Complementary Pieces Event Exclusives Designs limited to Annual Production Club Exclusives
Limited Editions Smart Investments Designs Introduced by Years New Realeases Retiring Designs

Welcome to the The Collection Shop's Ebony Visions Investment Market Watch™ provided as a service to our Ebony Visions collectors and investors in Thomas Blackshear's Art and Collectibles. If part of your interest in Ebony Visions is in selecting the best designs for investment purposes, this report provides valuable tips and information to help maximize your profits on the secondary market.

In general, the more limited an Ebony Visions piece is or the longer it has been retired, the more valuable it will be. The secondary market for collectibles is driven by supply and demand. That's why it's important to pay special attention to categories that are limited either by a specific edition size or time period because they will demand a higher market price and, therefore, a higher return on your investment.

In the Ebony Visions collection, designs within the following categories represent the most limited designs and, consequently, the surest bets in terms of investment:

-- Ebony Visions Series
-- Ebony Visions Complementary Pieces
-- Ebony Visions Event Exclusives
-- Ebony Visions Designs Limited to Annual Production
-- Ebony Visions Club Exclusives
-- Ebony Visions Numbered Limited Editions
-- Ebony Visions Smart Investments
-- Ebony Visions Designs Introduced by Years
-- Ebony Visions New Releases
-- Ebony Visions Retiring Designs

The following descriptions will illustrate why it's important to select designs from the above categories to maximize your investment return.

Ebony Visions SERIES

History has shown that items belonging to a series are deemed more valuable by collectors and will carry higher secondary market values. This is most likely because series are usually limited to a certain number of designs, such as the four club-exclusive designs depicting the seasons, which ended in 2002.

Ebony Visions COMPLEMENTARY PIECES

Complementary pieces give collectors an additional reason to want to purchase a design, which is to create a grouping of designs that are related by theme. Some examples of complementary pieces are:

Complementary pieces share a common theme or design motif, such as The Guardian and He Hears Our Prayers, for instance, but which are not pre-determined to be a series. The various designs (sculptures/plate/bag) that utilize the art created for The Protector are further examples. Complementary designs may even represent the continuation of a story, such as Oh No She Didn't and Oh Yes She Did and The Storyteller and Rite of Passage.

Ebony Visions EVENT EXCLUSIVES

Event exclusives are very promising because they are only available for a short period of time, are produced in very limited quantities and are usually only available at The Blackshear Circle sponsored events. You should definitely include a few, if not all, of these items in your collection to increase its overall value.

The event exclusives above were available at regional signings, national promotions,collector shows and exhibitions (International Collectibles Exposition), local clubs gatherings and other special Blackshear Circle sponsored events.

Ebony Visions LIMITED TO ANNUAL PRODUCTION

Hands down, the most popular and sought-after piece ever limited to annual production is Little Blue Wings, the 1997 Annual Christmas Commemorative Ornament. Introduced in January 1997 at $28.50, production ceased in December 1997. Some collectors who missed out on Little Blue Wings are now faced with secondary market prices.

Limited to annual production means no more pieces will be produced after the current years' demand has been satisfied. This means you should obtain all you can while the supplies last!

Ebony Visions Annual Ornaments:

Ebony Visions Other Annuals:

Ebony Visions CLUB EXCLUSIVES

For years the club exclusives have been demanding high prices on the secondary market. One way to avoid paying these inflated prices is to join The Blackshear Circle Collectors Club during the active club year and get all your exclusives at the special club price. Membership in The Blackshear Circle provides inside information and purchasing advantages not otherwise available to avid Ebony Visions collectors. Please click below to Join http://www.thecollectionshop.com/Blackshear_Circle.asp

There are many reasons to obtain the members only sculptures for your collection. Not only are they part of a series, as club exclusives they are produced in limited quantities and, last but not least, they are absolutely gorgeous! Adding all these attributes together, you have quite an investment!

We also encourage you to pick up some of the other club exclusives below to add additional value to your collection. Remember the key words Club Exclusives.

The Wise Man With Gold (2011)(>The fourth in The Nativity series of 5 )

Ebony Visions LIMITED EDITIONS

Although all pieces in the Ebony Visions collection are considered limited in one respect or another, the majority of Ebony Visions designs are limited to an average two-year production run with no initial indication of how many pieces will be produced.

Technically, to be considered a true limited edition, the edition size of a design should be stated up front. This is usually indicated by a marking on the piece that indicates that it is, just for an example, number 10 of 2,500 pieces created. The mold is often broken once all the pieces in the edition have been produced. Once the entire edition, which in this hypothetical case is an edition of 2,500, has been produced and sold to retailers, the edition is closed by Willitts Designs.

The following Ebony Visions limited editions clearly state how many pieces were included in the total edition size. We encourage obtaining all that you can of these pieces because, of all the designs, they are true limited editions and will be the crowning glory of your collection in years to come.

Ebony Visions Legends® Editions:

Ebony Visions Graphics:

Ebony Visions Collector Plates:

Ebony Visions Figurine Editions:

Ebony Visions SMART INVESTMENT

Because they were the first designs ever released in the Ebony Visions collection, the 1995-1996 releases are demanding extremely high secondary market prices. If you can afford to purchase these items now, they will most definitely be a worthwhile investment. If you were lucky enough to obtain these items at original price, hold on to them for dear life-you have scored the collectibles investment of a lifetime!

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1996:

Ebony Visions TIMELESS TRANQUILITY HOME DECOR FIGURINES/PLAQUES

An entire new design unfolds with a new collection, Timeless Tranquility which began in 2006.

Ebony Visions RELEASES 1995

FOR 1995

Ebony Visions RELEASES 1996

FOR 1996

Ebony Visions RELEASES 1997

FOR 1997

Ebony Visions RELEASES 1998

FOR 1998

Ebony Visions RELEASES 1999

FOR 1999

Ebony Visions RELEASES 2000

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Ebony Visions RELEASES 2001

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Ebony Visions RELEASES 2002

FOR 2002

Ebony Visions 2003 RELEASES

FOR 2003

Ebony Visions 2004 RELEASES

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Ebony Visions 2005 RELEASES

FOR 2005

Ebony Visions 2006 RELEASES

FOR 2006

Ebony Visions NEW 2007 RELEASES

FOR 2007

Ebony Visions NEW 2008 RELEASES

FOR 2008

Ebony Visions NEW 2009 RELEASES

FOR 2009

Ebony Visions NEW 2010 RELEASES

FOR 2010

Ebony Visions NEW 2011 RELEASES

FOR 2011

Ebony Visions NEW 2012 RELEASES

FOR 2012

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