This figurine is from Enesco's Cherished Teddies Santa Express collection designed by Priscilla Hillman, which consists of several pieces that together make up a train bound for holiday surprises! The collection was first released by the Hamilton Collection in 1996 and was retired in 1998.
This particular figurine depicts Casey the bear holding a lantern and riding in the caboose car that bears the message "Friendship is the Perfect End to the Holidays" and a unique, hand-written registration number on the bottom, denoting 1997 as its year of issue. Riding with Casey are a teddy bear on top of the caboose and a toy soldier and Christmas tree hanging out the windows.
The side of the caboose has the message "Merry Christmas" posted on a Christmas wreath that has bells and a white bow with red polka dots. Trimming the top of the caboose is a garland of holly and another white bow with red polka dots. The figurine comes new in its original box with the certificate of adoption still sealed. The box was opened only to inspect, photograph, and measure the figurine.
Considering the Cherished Teddies Santa Express collection was retired in 1998, to find any individual piece new in box is becoming increasingly difficult, so don't miss the train to this great deal! We've already sold the rest of the collection, so this is the last one!
Enesco Item #219525 || Year Issued: 1997 || Condition: New in Box (opened only to inspect and take photos)
Size: 3.5"L x 2"W x 3.5"H || Book Value: $45.00
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