Friday, December 28, 2007

The Precious Moments Production Marks

The annual production marks, imprinted on the bottom of the base of each Precious Moments figurine, denotes the year the figurine was produced and symbolises an inspirational message.  . 

The value of a Precious Moments figurine is usually, but not always, slightly higher if you have the first year mark, meaning a figurine that was produced in its first year. This holds true with older figurines produced in the first decade, but isn’t nearly as important with figurines from more recent years.  Occasionally, the yearly production mark is missing from a figurine, which can impact its value, often favorably

Yearly Production Marks
No Mark - Pre 1981
1981 : Triangle [Symbol of the Trinity - God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit]
1982 : Hourglass [Represents the time we have on earth to serve the lord]
1983 : Fish [Earliest symbol used by believers of the early Christian apostolic church]
1984 : Cross [Symbol of Christianity recognized worldwide]
1985 : Dove [Symbol of love and peace]
1986 : Olive Branch [Symbol of peace and understanding]
1987 : Cedar Tree [Symbol of strength, beauty, and preservation]
1988 : Flower [Represents God's Love for His children]
1989 : Bow and Arrow [Represents the power of the Bible]
1990 : Flame [For those who have gone through the fire of life and found comfort in believing]
1991 : Vessel [A reminder of God's love which flows through the vessel of life]
1992 : Clef [Symbol of the harmony of God's love]
1993 : Butterfly [Represents the rebirth of man who comes from darkness into the light]
1994 : Trumpet [Represents loving, caring, and sharing. The trumpet is the battle cry to war and the heralder of victory]
1995 : Ship [Portrays a message of hope]
1996 : Heart [Symbol of love]
1997 : Sword [Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword]
1998 : Eyeglasses [Symbolises Precious Moment's 20 years and "the vision's still the same"]
1999 : Star [Matthew 2:2 - Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him]
2000 : Egg [Symbol of the new millennium and a new beginning. The egg speaks of birth and of new things to come - things known only to God]
2001 : Sandal [Represents our journey with the Lord]
2002 : Cross in Heart [Keeps faith in your heart]
2003 : Crown [Represents a message of glory, dignity, and sovereignty]
2004 : Three-Petal Flower [Symbolises the message of "loving, caring and sharing"]
2005 : Bread [John 6:35 - Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger and he who believes in me shall never thirst"]
2006 : House [Psalm 122:1,2 - I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord! Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem]
2007 : Hammer [Hebrews 3:4 - For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything]
2008 : Stylised PM Heart [Represents the importance of guarding one's heart]
2009 : Sheaf of Wheat [A necessary ingredient to making bread. Jesus is the bread of life]
2010 : Tree [A tree grows and can bear fruit in season as mentioned in Psalm 1:3]
2011 : Scroll [Each person leaves a legacy as an inheritance]
2012 : Box with Bow [Serves as a reminder as to why we give and the importance of love]
2013 : Flame [Loving reminder that you are never alone; Jesus is the light of the world]

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    1. The 2012 symbol is the Box with Bow.

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  2. I have the clown 12238/A and it is dated 1984 but it has the butterfly mark not the cross. What does this mean ? Thanks

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  3. 1984 is the year the figurine was first introduced/issued but the 1993 (butterfly production mark) is the year the figurine is physically made.

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