Don't you just love finding treasures you forgot you had? My grandmother passed away a few years ago and she had a huge collection of Precious Moments figurines that she'd been collecting for over 30 years. She willed each of her kids and grand kids some of them...now I need to check and see if I have some of the valuable ones.

According to DontWasteYourMoney.com I could be sitting on a lot of cash if I have some of these popular collectibles lying around.

Precious Moments figurines became popular back in the '90s along with Beanie Babies and Pokémon cards. Some of these tiny figures, which originally sold for $15 a piece, are now so rare that they're bringing in big bucks for collectors willing to part with them.

Ready to sell your Precious Moments figurines? Here's what you should look for:

  • Limited Editions - Precious Moments released a few limited edition pieces over the years including some in partnership with Disney. One seller got over $400 for a Beauty and the Beast Precious Moments character.
  • Vintage - Vintage pieces go for the around the same price as Limited Editions, some bringing in around $300 a piece.
  • Original 21 - Only one of the original 21 Precious Moments designs is still available for purchase. The others are quite rare and have been known to go for over $200 a piece on eBay.
  • Whole Lot - If you've been a die hard collector for years and are willing-to part with your entire collection you could bring in tens of thousands of dollars. It is recommended that you study eBay buying trends to help price your items.

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