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Collecting Unicorns

Updated on August 30, 2017

Just Collecting

I started collecting unicorns when I was a teenager. Knowing that they aren't a real creature just adds to my love of them. My friends and relatives all know that if they're stuck for a present to buy me, they just have to pick up a unicorn. Between my statues, my plates, and my pictures, I have over 70 of them, and no two are the same.

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When And What I Collect

I got my first unicorn when I was 16. My mother gave it to me as a birthday present. I have Franklin Mint Unicorns, Bradford Exchange Unicorns and Princeton Gallery Unicorns. I don't care whether it's a plate, a picture, or a statue. If it's a unicorn, I'll love it. For Christmas this year, I got a cute little porcelain unicorn from my mother-in-law, and a brass family of unicorns from my husband.

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Is It Worth It?

I would say yes. Especially if you've got a limited edition one. I have 3 or 4 statues from the Bradford Exchange and The Franklin Mint that were only made for a limited run. I've never actually tried to get cash for anything in my collection, but just check out E-bay or any other auction site. You can see how much the prices go up over time.

Do Unicorn Collectibles increase in value?

My Unicorns

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Pewter collectionPhoto Copyright Shari O'LearyPrinceton Gallery Unicorns, and a commercially available picture.Photo Copyright Shari O'LearyBradford Exchange PlatesPhoto Copyright Shari O'LearyMore Bradford Exchange PlatesPhoto Copyright Shari O'LearyGiant Fingerhut Unicorn with several smaller ones.Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Pewter collectionPhoto Copyright Shari O'Leary
Pewter collection Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Princeton Gallery Unicorns, and a commercially available picture.Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Princeton Gallery Unicorns, and a commercially available picture. Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Bradford Exchange PlatesPhoto Copyright Shari O'Leary
Bradford Exchange Plates Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
More Bradford Exchange PlatesPhoto Copyright Shari O'Leary
More Bradford Exchange Plates Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Giant Fingerhut Unicorn with several smaller ones.Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary
Giant Fingerhut Unicorn with several smaller ones. Photo Copyright Shari O'Leary

Maybe There's Something From My Collection Here

Here's some unicorns that are in my collection.

The Stardust Blue Unicorn Figurine: Handcrafted By Master Glass Artisans by The Hamilton Collection
The Stardust Blue Unicorn Figurine: Handcrafted By Master Glass Artisans by The Hamilton Collection

I have this one, but I got it at a thrift store. It's one of the more beautiful ones I own.

 
Blown Glass Unicorn Figurine 3.25"h
Blown Glass Unicorn Figurine 3.25"h

I love this one. It is also one of the more beautiful ones in my collection. I'm very happy that it hasn't been broken.

 
StealStreet SS-UG-CR-050 Crystal Glass with Mirror Decoration Figurine, Unicorn
StealStreet SS-UG-CR-050 Crystal Glass with Mirror Decoration Figurine, Unicorn

Another one that I'm very proud of. A co-worker gave it to me as a gift many years ago.

 

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I just looked at your collection. And I cannot believe that our collections are almost the same..I just love unicorns they have a magical thing about them....Anita....unicorn collector

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Unicorns always make me feel like the world is magical. I love them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is adorable and mystical and magical! Enviable collection and wish I had one too.... :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Your plates are so beautiful!!

      I collect unicorns too and it's a real passion for me.

      I search unicorn's collector like me.

      Visit my website unicorncollector.skyrock.com

      (sorry for my english... I speak french)

      Ciao!

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      JewelRiver 8 years ago

      5 stars! great lens

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      Delia 8 years ago

      5* lens...I paint miniature paintings of Unicorns & Pegasus, both my daughters collected them as youngsters, one Unicorn the other Pegasus...I still have their collection. I also have a YouTube video of my Unicorn & Pegasus art, linked on one of my art lenses.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Lovely lens, I collect unicorns too!

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      grannysage 9 years ago

      I love your unicorn collection. It about matches my fairy collection. Going to lenroll this to My Husband Never Gives Me Flowers, because he always gives me fairies! Great job.

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