Visions Investment Market Watch
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:28 PM
Pieces Event Exclusives Designs
limited to Annual Production Club
Limited Editions Smart Investments Designs Introduced by Years New Realeases Retiring Designs
to the The Collection Shop's Ebony Visions Investment
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
valuable tips and information to help maximize your profits
on the secondary market.
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.
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
following descriptions will illustrate why it's important
to select designs from the above categories to maximize your
has shown that items belonging to a series are deemed
valuable by collectors and will carry higher secondary market
values. This is most likely because series are usually
to a certain number of designs, such as the four club-exclusive
designs depicting the seasons, which ended in 2002.
-- 2002) Annual Christmas Commemorative Ornaments (Little Blue Wings, On Wings of ----- Praise, Peace On Earth, Joy to the World, A Bright & Morning
Star and the sixth and finally ornament *Heavenly
- (2003--2005) Started a new Christmas Ornament Series
beginning with Harmony ,
(Noel - Membership Gift for 2003) , The
Little Shepherd, (The Little Piper 2004 Membership Gift) (Faith Ornament 2005 Membership Gift), Gloria
- (1999--2002) Club Exclusives (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter)
- (2003--2004) brought a new Series for the Blackshear
Circle Club starting with The Enchanted Piper and the final
in this series The
- (2005--2007) The begining of a new Membership
series, entitled The Virtues , celebrates the inspiring and vital spiritual gifts:starting with Faith / Hope and ending with Love in 2007.
In Childhood , A
Time to Share , Sister's
in Motherhood and Sisters Forever: In Elder Years brings this series of four to a close.
- (2005) Marks a new series, The Visions of Beauty, beginning with (Evening Rose-Event Only) / Evening Rose / with more to follow.
- (2006--2011) A new six series children Christmas ornament angels, "Comfort & Joy", begins with Bunny Hug , Puppy Love , Deerly Loved , Kitty Cuddle , Loving Lamb, Darling Ducky
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
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
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
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.
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
Some collectors who missed out on Little Blue Wings are now
faced with secondary market prices.
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:
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
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!
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 )
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
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.
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 Figurine Editions:
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!
|Ebony Visions TIMELESS TRANQUILITY HOME DECOR FIGURINES/PLAQUES
An entire new design unfolds with a new collection, Timeless Tranquility which began in 2006.