Retired Swarovski Limited Edition Ornaments on Ebay

by paperfacets

A short guide for information on using the top auction site for acquiring Swarovski limited edition holiday crystal. Get last year's if you forgot it.

If you forgot to buy the ornament for Christmas, Valentine's Day is a good time to catch up. For retired and last year's edition Swarovski Limited Edition Ornaments go to eBay for a wide selection by year. Below I have set up a preview of what is offered, for any given day, on the 2009 annual ornament.
Additional years can be searched using "2004 Swarovski Annual Christmas ornament" (without the quotes) and than change to the desired year.
This combination of words seems to pull up the most examples.
This page concentrates on eBay. Another related webpage called Buy Past or Retired Annual Swarovski Snowflake Christmas Ornaments explains the other option of Amazon for finding retired crystal ornaments.
For optimal collecting ask for the blue box and the outer white box.
I hope these two resources are of help for completing your crystal collection.

2010 Annual Christmas ornament

I display my snowflakes and stars on a tall narrow lighted tree. The clear lights bring out the rainbow colors a bit and shows lot of sparkle for the holidays. Try to hang a star in front of the tiny bulbs.

Wanting to get a picture of the tree for this article has been difficult. The option this year is to try photos at night with the blinds down.

Swarovski
Swarovski

2009 Annual Christmas Ornament

It might be a good idea to look at what is offered for the year you are looking for and observe the trends for a couple of days to see what sales are the best in price.

Sometimes it is good to shop after Christmas day.

And be sure the important boxes are included. For a family collection to be past on, boxes may not be essential, and cheaper prices can be taken advantage of.

Shopping for Retired Orn

On the auction front your search may need to include Orn. That abbreviation had me puzzling for a couple of minutes.

The auction sampling above gives you an idea of what you will see on eBay. Listed here is 3 examples for 2009, but for individual years you may have up to 20 sellers to choose from. Come back here the next day and see the new offerings.

I have been looking for Frosty Friend's ornaments for about 10 years and the trend shows the prices go up, up, up. Demand has not played out like for Beanie Babies or baseball cards. I have been priced out of my comfortable price range for my missing Frost Friends orn(s). The longer the waiting the more each star may cost.

There is one plus for your Swarovski ornament; it has a warranty. Your chipped or cracked star can be fixed by the company. I do have a year that needs repair, but I have put off sending it in.

Swarovski
Swarovski

Link to ebay and paste

Use this link to access ebay.

When in ebay paste: 2002 Swarovski Annual Christmas ornament

into the search bar

You will get all the 2002 ornaments available on that day. Change 2002 to 2003 to get that 2003 year's offerings.

Traditional or New Little Orn

I really like the small versions, but this is where collectors have to choose and hold back on buying. If you are starting a new collection the little stars and snowflakes are a bit cheaper.

How do you display your annual ornaments? Tell us in the comments below.

Updated: 11/21/2016, paperfacets
 
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