How Do You Determine an Emmett Kelly Collectible’s Value?

Visit online stores that offer Emmett Kelly Jr.’s collectible figurines on the secondary market to learn the most up-to-date valuations for your items. Emmett Kelly Jr. memorabilia are currently selling for under $20 on the low end and for over $1,000 on the high end as of 2014.

Early in the 1980s, the first Emmett Kelly Jr. clown figurines with an official licence were released. Through web research, fans of the adored clown can locate some of these early works. Because there is no official pricing manual, vendors set their own prices based on estimates of market value.

Kelly miniatures are widely available on the secondary market, although original editions are the most uncommon. Exclusive licencing for Emmett Kelly Jr. products is handled by Green Stuff Licensing, which also approves figurine licensees. Due to their rarity, certain Kelly figures from the 1980s are worth over $1,000.

Emmett Kelly Jr. collectibles continue to have production licences, thus some current figurine manufacturers also create limited versions. Limited edition figurines will undoubtedly fetch a higher price from collectors than mass-produced ones.

While serving as an exhibit salesperson for the Eastern Kodak Company at the 1964 World’s Fair, Emmett Kelly, Jr., had his big break.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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