In the denim world, many different types of figurines are produced. Some are rarer than others, and some have also been known to increase in value over time. A few of these figurines can be worth a lot of money on the secondary market if you decide to sell them one day. You can spot a valuable denim day figure in various ways, but they ultimately come down to demand and rarity. It may seem like an insignificant piece of memorabilia, but manufacturers will continue to produce more and more of them over time. In this article, we will take a look at what exactly denim day figurines are and how you can value them if you are looking to add one to your collection or you have one you want to sell
What are Denim Days Figurines?
Denim Day is an annual event that celebrates the history of denim and the workers who make it. It’s held on July 19th in honor of the day in 1930 when two Nevada miners were caught in a cave-in and were able to survive because they were wearing denim overalls. Denim is a strong and sturdy fabric that is not easily torn, which is why we still use it today in so many different ways. Denim Day is meant to be a celebration of this fabric and symbolizes the history of the textile industry in general. It’s also a day when people worldwide come together to celebrate their love for denim.
You’d probably know a lot about miniature statues made of porcelain or clay if you are into resales. Denim Days figurines belong to this category of miniature statues. They are usually figurines of adorable blond farm kids in denim overalls (commonly called dungarees in the UK).
Homco (Home Interiors Company) started the creation of these statuettes before other companies later started making their brand of these figurines. Normally, they go between $20 to $50. However, sets of some rare and expensive Denim Days figurines can cost over $100.
Most Valuable Denim Days Figurines
The most valuable denim days figurines of all time come from various manufacturers. The most valuable denim days figurines are all limited edition, and they are all from an early production run. This means that there aren’t many of these figurines, which makes them valuable.
If you have one of these figurines, you are in luck. Depending on their rarity, you can expect to get anywhere between $50 and $400 for them on the secondary market. Some go for even more than that.
However, it is essential to know that there is no official denim days price list. Thus, the price of most vintage denim day figurines depends on how they are valued or appraised by collectors and sellers.
Let’s have a look at some denim day figurines that have been recently sold or put up for sale for reasonable prices:
● Homco “Cookies for Santa” Figurine 59177-06
These were one of the earliest denim days figurines ever made. Although most of these matte figurines were produced in Asian factories, they were designed to suit American tastes.
The figurine features two farm boys in denim overalls making cookies. One has a Christmas hat, implying a Christmas celebration (hence, the name “Cookies for Santa”).
One of these figurines just sold recently on eBay for $85.Another sales listing of this piece, in mint condition, is currently up on Etsy. The seller is currently pricing the piece at $200. So if you have one of these collecting dust on a shelf in your store, you can make some cash by selling it on eBay or auctioning it on some other platform.
● Homco “Set of Three” Denim Day Figurines
This model of denim days figurine was basically created for people who enjoy the van life or those who love tiny apartments with a depiction of some rustic activities.
It features a set of three figurines of farm kids in the trademark denim overalls:
– a boy on his knees petting a rabbit
– a girl standing over a basket of freshly harvested pumpkin and corn
– a girl kneeling over a basket of eggs
A recent sale listing of one of these was put up on Etsy by ShedrachMeshachLLC. The listing price is around $31.
● Homco “Danny & Debbie Gathering Eggs” Denim Days Figurine #1509
For those who are committed to the pastoral lifestyle and love showing it off, this model was created by Homeco to suit that purpose. The lifestyle can be very rigorous and a little bit dirty, but that does not mean it can’t be celebrated, and Homeco did this by creating this model.
The model featured farm kids (Danny & Debbie) in denim overall, holding eggs in cowboy hats. The model had two design variants:
– There is one where a farm boy (Danny) is standing over a duck and its ducklings
– Another design has a farm girl (Debbie) standing over a hen and its pullets.
One of these vintage models was sold on eBay for about $87 (including a shipping fee of about $72) by cleaninhouse2013.
● 2005 Homco “Santa-Sharing-Christmas-Spirit” Denim Days Figurine
Christmas-themed denim days figurines are the most expensive. This may be because they can be used as seasonal décor and later locked away for the rest of the year. They can therefore preserve any collectors’ value for future generations and are less likely to be damaged.
The Santa-Sharing-Christmas-Spirit model was one of the finest Christmas-themed denim days figurines made by Homeco. It features Santa, in his usual Christmas attire, giving gifts to two farm kids (a boy and a girl). In front of those three are a young deer and two rabbits.
● Vintage Homco “Prize Pig” Denim Days Figurine #8813
It’s very difficult to make a case against pork (except if you are a vegetarian) because we enjoy the flavor so much that we intentionally reject the stereotypes associated with pigs. We imagine them to be greedy creatures that will consume anything and have an unpleasant odor.
Pigs are among the smartest creatures around and can be rather adorable when they’re young, even though they do eat and sleep in the trash. Even if you don’t want to put this hypothesis to the test in your local pig pen, pick up the Piggy Denim Days figurine.
It is a figurine of two farm kids (a boy and a girl) in their denim overalls, tending to a prize pig and its piglets.
A number of these models were just recently put up for sale on eBay, with prices going as high as $50.
● Homco “Halloween Fun” Denim Days Figurine #1516
This was one of the Halloween-themed figurines made by Homco. They are designed for people who want to keep them for quite a while because they can be easily preserved without getting damaged.
Even if they don’t get to become a family heirloom after years of possession, they can be easily positioned for resale.
The set features Debbie and Dannie. While Debbie is dressed as a fairy, Danny is wearing a ghost outfit. Debbie has her signature bangs and ponytail (but occasionally, you’ll see her with pigtails).
A denim days figurine of this exact model was recently sold on eBay for about $90 (with a $72 shipping fee).
● Homco “Boy and Girl Eating Ice Cream” Denim Days Figurine Set
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, Denim day figurines usually depict a pair of blond kids in farm settings. However, you might come across some unusual types if you look around.
The Homco “Boy and Girl Eating Ice Cream” set is one of these unusual models. It features an African American boy with a skateboard and a girl with a book bag eating cones of ice cream.
If you want to add this to your collection and want to be sure it is original, ask the vendor whether they have the original box or ask them, on a video, to turn the statuette over so you can see the Denim Days stamp if it’s possible. Most times, a golden Homco Taiwan sticker is what you’d see on the figurines.
● Homco “Christmas Holiday Sleds” Denim Days Figurine #1528
Although you don’t typically think of the Midwest as having cold winters, several states do get blizzards, particularly in mountainous areas.
This is what Homco illustrated in this model, making it another unusual design. The set features Debbie and Danny, with their Christmas gifts, having fun in the snow.
Some sales of this model were recently made on eBay. You can check them out to know the price range if you are looking to sell one or add one to your collection.
● Homco “Jesus Loves Us” Denim Days Figurine #8867
This model was designed to capture the spirituality that comes with a simple life, such as the farm life.
It features two farm kids in trademark denim overalls saying prayers. One of the kids (Debbie) sits down with a copy of the bible on her lap, while the other (Dannie) stands over a white bunny with her hat in his hand.
You can check out a recent sale of this model on eBay by dapur_4762.
● Homco “Bringing Home the Christmas Tree” Denim Days Figurine
This is another holiday-themed figurine design by homco. It captures the exciting Christmas spirit of young farm kids.
The model features Danny and Debbie in the usual denim overalls, bringing home a Christmas tree. While Danny can be seen wearing a hat and a red cardigan with white sleeves over his dungarees, Debbie can be seen wearing a pair of red gloves and a red scarf around her neck, all displaying the Christmas celebration spirit.
● Vintage Homco “Land of Liberty” Denim Days Figurine
There aren’t many Denim Days figurines that feature adults. Although, it’s usually a lovely and calming scene when you finally see one.
It features a patriotic scene of a mother hand-sewing a flag with her kids (Danny and Debbie) playing with their favorite toys nearby. The mother is weaving the stars and the stripes on the flag as Debbie is holding her teddy bear while Danny is posing as a fireman.
Some sales of this model were recently made on eBay for some reasonable prices.
● Vintage Homco “Danny’s Mom” Denim Days Figurine
This figurine design is another one that features an adult, Danny’s mom, and is adorable to see. It captures a simple display of motherly love. This figurine is the perfect mother-to-child gift.
The design features Danny and his mom. You can see Danny in his denim overall, holding a book beside his mom, who is holding his hat. The whole setting indicates that the mom is trying to make her boy look good.
● Homco “Boy and Dog Fishing” Denim Days Figurine
Other Denim Days figurines that feature other characters aside from Danny and Debbie have not been discussed. And because they are uncommon and seem so unfamiliar, you might think these pieces are fake. In cases of doubt, you can use additional information, such as the gold sticker we previously stated, to confirm the originality of the figurine.
This piece shows a teenage boy out fishing. The boy might be an older version of Danny, or he may be an entirely different character. The figurine has been spotted in several locations, and although it lacks a year or stamp, it does have that credible golden label, indicating that it is certainly authentic.
A sale listing offering to sell a figurine of this exact model has recently been put up on eBay. The seller offers to sell the piece for $30
● Vintage Homco “Guardian Angel” Denim Days Figurine
This is another unusual figurine design from Homco. This design is probably the only design from Homco that features a celestial being, an angel, alongside Danny and Debbie. It captures the love the spiritual has for humans.
This piece features an angel who stands and watches over Danny and Debbie. Danny is seen kneeling in front of the angel, while Debbie is sitting at the feet of the angel.
● Homco “Fourth of July” Denim Days Figurine
This particular piece was one of those special models of denim days figurines. It is a piece designed to celebrate the independence day of the United States, the fourth of July.
It features Danny and Debbie in their usual denim overalls. Debbie is at the front holding a flag of the US while Danny follows behind, beating a drum suspended from his neck. A proper independence day celebration style!
Dishkrazed, a seller on eBay, recently sold one of these for about $13.
● Homco “Danny’s Grandma” Denim Days Figurine #1526
This is another figurine design that features an adult. It is one of the unusual designs as it features Danny’s grandma. It is one of the two models that features the oldest characters.
It features a scene of Danny and his grandma. The grandma sits with a basket of apples on her lap while Danny is standing beside her with an apple in his hand. As usual, Danny is putting on denim overalls and a cowboy hat.
You can check out this recent sale on eBay if you want to buy or sell one of these.
● Homco “Grandpa’s Story” Denim Days Figurine #8894
This is the second model that features one of the oldest characters. This time around, Homco decides to bring Debbie’s grandpa into the picture.
It features a scene of Debbie’s grandpa telling her a story. They are both putting on denim overalls. The grandpa is sitting down with a book opened on his lap while Debbie stands beside him.
Recently, a seller on eBay sold a piece of this model for around $12. You can check it out!
● Homco “Holiday Time Snowman” Denim Days Figurine #56072
This piece from homco is arguably the most valuable holiday-themed denim days figurine and one of the most valuable denim days figurines. This is another piece designed to capture the Christmas spirit subtly.
It features a scene of Danny and Debbie building a snowman in their usual denim overalls. Like all other holiday-themed denim days figurines, there is a touch of red around the scenery. The red scarf and gloves on Danny, the red and green scarf around the neck of the snowman, and the red berries on the floor Debbie is kneeling on — all of these perfectly carry the holiday spirit.
This piece, in mint condition, is currently listed for sale on Etsy for $315. If you want to add this to your collection, you can check out the offer.
● Homco “Santa’s Visit” Denim Days Figurine #8924
This is another brilliantly crafted holiday-themed figurine from Homco. It is one of the most beautiful denim day figurines. These figurines were produced in the 1980s, and they are now quite rare to come by these days.
This beautiful model features a relaxed and hospitable scene of Santa. In this piece, Santa sits on a couch holding a small golden trumpet, with Danny and Debbie keeping him company. Danny is holding a green gift box tied with a golden ribbon, while Debbie is holding her teddy bear.
One piece of this model, in fair condition, was recently sold on eBay for around $10. Another seller recently listed another piece, in mint condition, for sale on Etsy. The listing price is roughly $60.
● Homco “Let’s Go Caroling” Denim Days Figurine #15341
This is another Christmas-themed denim days figurine. It captures a very heartwarming Christmas event, the carol. It was manufactured in the 1990s and is now quite rare. Like other Christmas-themed denim days figurines, it is valuable and can be exchanged for extra cash.
It features a scene of Danny and Debbie in the usual denim overalls. Danny is wearing a red scarf around his neck and putting on a pair of red gloves. Debbie has a pink scarf and a pair of pink gloves. They are both reading from a book (which is likely to be a hymn book) in Debbie’s hands.
Recently, a seller on eBay completed the sale of this figurine model, in a fair shape, for around $17. Also, there is currently another sale listing of this particular model, in mint condition, on Etsy. The seller is listing the piece for around $50.
Getting the Best Value for your Denim Days Figurines
Trading denim days figurines and getting the best value for them can be tricky, especially when you are new to the sales of collectibles. Here are some helpful tips on how you can trade your figurines for the best prices:
- Check auction sites like Etsy, eBay, or comfor accurate denim days collection price list. The sites are also reliable platforms for selling various collectibles, including denim days figurines.
- The strongest indicator for market prices for most collectibles is the “sold” tab on most auction sites. If you are looking to trade denim days figurines, be sure to check it to see the denim days collection value.
- Most of the buyers on the sites are not usually in locations that are close to you. So always include the shipping fee in your calculations and ensure it is indicated on your sales listing.
- Since denim days figurines are porcelain wares, you must ensure they are well-wrapped and packaged so they don’t get tarnished or damaged while transported or shipped to your buyer.
If you are a denim days collector, the figures are a must-have item. They are small pieces of art that depict some of the most recognizable characters from the denim days story.
They also happen to be very valuable in some cases. If you happen to have one of the most valuable figures, then be sure to keep it in a safe place. You never know when it might be worth a small fortune, especially when you need some extra cash.