Our Market Values
All market values are provided by J.Phillip, Inc., publishers of The Collectibles Database. J.Phillip, Inc. in no way warrants the prices therein and assumes no responsibility for loss that ensues as a result of consulting this service. Furthermore, the individual manufacturing companies (Boyds Bears, Cherished Teddies, Department 56, Hallmark, Longaberger or Precious Moments) is in no way affiliated with the Collectibles Database and does not endorse and or make any warranties with regard to the origin or accuracy of the data provided. All questions related to the secondary market should be directed to Collectibles Database.
J.Phillip, Inc. researches all the information published within the online services. Original product information comes from a variety of sources, both public and private. The market values listed are compiled after reviewing and considering ALL types of active markets. We consider markets with high supply, like eBay and other auction environments, as well as the markets with lower supply of items and higher demand, such as individual collectors, dealers and tag sales. We review actual selling prices, as well as asking prices and do also consider shipping costs when an item is rare and can not be obtained without that cost. Our goal is to represent the VALUE of the item, regardless of the economy, meaning that we believe many items have a value that does not change with economic conditions. Supply and demand directly affect price and value of an item, but there are so many more parameters that can affect the market that are temporary and therefore should not be considered in determining an item's value.
To determine which market value to apply to your item, see our FAQ entitled 'Valuing your item'.