Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Elves Working – Daryle Lambert’s Antique and Collectible Blog – Christmas without Elves is unthinkable.

Is This You?- Thanks to Houseflags.com

You might ask, “What would Christmas be without elves?” I would tell you very little. Even Santa has to have his helpers and without them there would be many unhappy children on Christmas Day. Elves are Santa’s worker bees and they work day and night to ensure that all children get to enjoy Christmas. I love the movie North Pole, where you see the elves as they busy themselves, preparing all the toys for the long sleigh ride that is coming. Santa, like God, wants to please all children and it takes many hands to prepare all the necessary toys that are to be delivered.

This is a wonderful story that should touch our hearts but remember that each one of you is like a little elf and the world would be lost without you. At this time of year, I’m amazed at how many elves I see rushing around making those last minute decisions. Santa is the elves’ leader as we celebrate this Christmas season of giving, and yes, the elves may not be recognized as much as Santa, but I would like to tell you that you are appreciated. The Daryle Lambert’s Antique and Collectibles Club would like to thank all the elves that make up our Club and take this time to tell them “thanks” for all they do. Remember, the elves don’t prepare things for the people or family they know but mostly for the ones they don’t. Keep this in mind all you little elves as we come to the end of a special season.

But back to something I know a little about and that is what people collect. Elves may rank right up there at the top of the list. Even though they get most of their attention during Christmas, you may see them around during most of the year.

Here are just a few random items that have sold recently that have to do with elves. This one touches my sweet spot: an antique German chocolate mold of an elf and sleigh $1232. But close behind in price were the two Hamberger animated Christmas elves that sold for $910. This one might be hard to store: a life size Santa and Twinkle elf by OOAK that tickled the seller to the tune of $800.

We have all seen those cement garden elves but I have to admit to giving them very little attention until I found where there were 4 that sold for $750. Possibly the most expensive elves, however, are the storefront mechanical ones and these can run into the thousands if they are vintage ones.

For all you elves out there who are reading this blog, please keep up the good work.

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