This Precious Moments porcelain bisque figurine (# 525979) was produced in 1992 (G-Clef symbol) and is called "Going Home." The figurine depicts a girl angel driving a car with a boy thumbing for a ride to heaven.
The piece was designed by the Precious Moments artist Sam Butcher in honor of his son who died in a car wreck (September 6, 1990).
According to The Official Precious Moments Collector's Guide to Figurines (fourth edition published in 2010) its 1992 issue price was $60.00, it was retired in 2004, and the estimated secondary market value is $98.00.
This figurine has been in its box since purchased and stored in a climate-controlled storage facility for over ten years. The box has been opened (August 29, 2012) to verify the figurine's condition and production mark. It is in mint condition and has no cracks, chips, crazing, smudges, or dust. The only imperfection is a small black spot on the top side of the figurine’s base (last picture).
The box is in good condition with price tag residue on a corner, minimal wear and tear, and the front is a little crumpled and a small spot at the top is missing. All the papers are included but the Enesco membership application papers are a little crumpled.
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