Friday, December 10, 2010

Precious Places Most Wanted List

Here is my top 5 list of Precious Places sets I still need for my collection:

5) The Pretty Penny Wishing Well - Aqua Well with Pink Roof

Okay, so I know it's rather greedy of me, but even though I have a complete Wishing Well set (pink wishing well with aqua roof), I still want the variation with the aqua well and pink roof.  I haven't seen it on eBay recently, but I think I saw it once a long time ago, maybe...  Hopefully it will come up again soon so I can be sure it does truly exist.

4) Wendy and Her Ice Cream Cart with Aqua Wheels

In my attempt to get every Precious Places piece in every color, one particular figure has been the most difficult to find, and that is Wendy and her Ice Cream Cart with aqua wheels.  The particular cart I'm looking for is featured prominently on Wendy's personality card, but does it ever appear on eBay?  No, it does not.  Why not?  This may be one of the great mysteries of the universe.  Hmmmm...

3) The Mother and Baby Pony in Pink 

I've got a complete Mother and Baby Pony set with a white baby pony, but I cannot for the life of me seem to locate the pink baby pony.  She's on the front of the Mother and Baby Pony box and ThisOldToy lists her as a variation, but I haven't seen her.  Have you?

2) The Dining Room 

I agree with ThisOldToy where they say this set is so rare that they've never seen any of the parts to the set.  Where oh where art thou, my elusive Dining Room furniture set?

1) All the County Fair Sets

Now I know these were never put into mass production, but there must have been at least one prototype made of each set since they took pictures of them.  What research I've done indicates that there were probably several prototypes at some point.  Where are the prototypes now and how can I get one?  I haven't been able to make much progress in getting answers to those questions.

If you have any of these sets, please contact me.  I would be more than happy to buy them from you.  And even if you don't want to sell them, please still contact me so that I at least know they exist!!!


  1. I was curious to know if you have all of your precious places displayed and if so would you post a picture? I just love to see these sets completed!

  2. Unfortunately our house is not large enough for me to have a spot to display my collection, so currently my Precious Places are housed in a couple of giant plastic storage bins. However, I was just thinking the other day that I need to get a picture of my whole collection all laid out and when I get the time (i.e. after Christmas) I will definitely take a village picture and post it for everyone to see.

    Thanks for the suggestion! It's nice to know what people are looking for when they visit my blog. I'm never sure what is most interesting to anyone.

  3. Thanks for posting that. Those are excellent pictures of the unproduced sets! It's a tragedy that they were never made. I find that Fisher Price protos are HUGELY difficult to find as opposed to Mattel and Kenner protos. Fisher Price has a lot of security, so employees don't generally take them home. I believe they are located somewhere in New York. Maybe someday they will come up on auction.

  4. where can i sell all my village? eBay?