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I have a Paddington Bear cookie jar from 1987 eden company

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Hi Pearl. I have a Paddington Bear cookie jar from 1987 for the eden company and part of the Tuscany collection. it is in excellent condition but without a box
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello my name is Glenda,
I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, appraising, antique shop owner, buying and selling on today's current market. Buying and selling everything from elegant glassware to the most primitive of items and so much more to include books. I will do all I can to find out the most information on your item and the value for you. I have access to many data bases, and extensive current library of price guides, as well as access to leaders in the field of antiques and personal property. If another expert should happen to get on your question after my response to you, it is your right to let them know you are working with me. If you wish to continue working with me .
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The Paddington Bear Cookie Jar is currently valued on the retail market ( cost replacement ) for an average of 890.00 - 1150.00 with the box, ( you may have to take a little off if you do not have the box), depending on where it is for sale at. I cannot find a collectors site for the cookie jar, there is a large following of the Paddington Bear but, it seems to be mostly on Ebay. People who sell these items on Ebay are selling them very low these days, due to the economy being so low right now. Everyone is selling low in order to make a sell and make some money. I would sell this on Amazon or a site such as Rubylane or Tias. I would try to sell it first for the full price it is valued at. There are not many of these on the internet, you should be able to sell if for the valued price. If that does not work then I would think of consigning this cookie jar at an Antique Shop in order to sell it. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire . All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


There are 42 Eden Company made Paddington Bear cookie jars transparently listed as having sold at auction over the past several years. The highest price paid was $145 and the average price is $35 - $45. Realistically, if you were to sell yours, expect to garner $35 - $70. You can find all the past auction sales listed on

You can ask any price you please on an item you own, they key factor is finding buyer at your pricepoint.

Bear in mind that an ‘asking price’ is one that has not been sold yet and a true sale value is based on actual past documented sale records.

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