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Here are answers to the commonly asked questions about where to resell Painted Ponies, and what their current value is:

When collectors choose to resell their Painted Ponies, we recommend doing so on eBay. There is also a Facebook group, which was set up by Painted Ponies collectors and is not monitored by The Trail of Painted Corporate Office, where you can offer your Painted Ponies for sale. Here is a link to that Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaintedPoniessellbuyswapauction

To find the current perceived value of your Painted Ponies, we suggest searching on eBay for the same figurine with a similar edition number. If you have an eBay account, you can look up what that particular figurine has sold for recently, and that will give you an even more accurate perceived value. 

 

Ash from PA wrote on November 29, 2022:
I recently purchased a painted pony ornament from Amazon.Is there any way to authenticate it? Should it have markings or anything on it? If so, where?
Response From Trailmaster:
Our ornaments are small, and they don't come mounted on a base, so there is no room for the kind of authenticating stamp that accompanies figurines. We really have no competitors in the horse collectible market, so chances are your ornament is a genuine Trail of Painted Ponies ornament. If you still have concerns, send a picture to info@paintedponies.com.

Jodee from Colorado wrote on November 23, 2022:
I have been purchasing some retired ponies lately, and am confused by prices. I have gotten some really nice original ponies with box and tag for about $40. (Saguaro stallion, incognito, etc.) However newer ponies that are retired seem to be much more expensive in the high hundred range. Why? I would think the older the pony, the more valuable. Is it because newer ponies are fancier in design?
Response From Trailmaster:
You are right, logic would tell you that earlier older Ponies, with a box and tag, should sell for more than recent Ponies. The X factor here is that the cost of producing Painted Pony figurines has increased significantly. over the twenty years we have been in business, which is reflected in their current retail cost.

Amber from Kentucky wrote on November 10, 2022:
Which of the original ponies were produced as Pre E and how many pre E of each were there? I know I’ve seen a Pre E of Boot Scootin Horsey & Karuna but was not sure which others there were.
Response From Trailmaster:
Pre E figurines were 6 resin figurines from the first release, Winter 2003. There were 3,600 of each produced without the 1E edition number. They are: Boot Scootin' Horsey, Fireman Pony, Karuna, Motorcycle Mustang, War Pony and Caballo Brilliante.

Lynda Clausen from Iowa wrote on November 09, 2022:
I have 30+ painted ponies I was wanting to know if I need to keep the entire boxes including the styrofoam or could I remove the styrofoam and just keep the outside box? Would it devalue their value?
Response From Trailmaster:
If you intend to sell your Ponies on the secondary market, having the entire box including the styrofoam will make your Pony more appealing to an interested buyer. This is why we go to the trouble and expense of creating such attractive packaging. It makes each Pony a bona fide collectible.

Marilynn from Montana wrote on October 27, 2022:
In July we had a house fire. The painted ponies I have were not burned but are smoke damaged. How should I clean them?
Response From Trailmaster:
Without personally inspecting the damage caused by the smoke, it's hard to know what to advise. I'd start with a gentle wipe with a soft damp cloth and see how that does. And for resistant areas, maybe try Q-tips sprayed with diluted alcohol. Good luck.

Brandie Caldwell from Missouri wrote on October 05, 2022:
I have a prototype of a painted pony that was never released. Can you authenticate it?
Response From Trailmaster:
Send a picture of it, and the bottom of the base, to: Rikki@paintedponies.com.

ginny from Minnesota wrote on October 03, 2022:
I have 4 retired painted ponies Im looking to sell but dont know what theey are worth, Need a good website that can help me price them, Thanks Ginny
Response From Trailmaster:
When collectors choose to resell their Painted Ponies, we recommend doing so on eBay. There is also a Facebook group, which was set up by Painted Ponies collectors and is not monitored by The Trail of Painted Corporate Office, where you can offer your Painted Ponies for sale. Here is a link to that Facebook group, which you may need to copy and past into your web browser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaintedPoniessellbuyswapauction - To find the current perceived value of your Painted Ponies, we suggest searching on eBay for the same figurine with a similar edition number. If you have an eBay account, you can look up what that particular figurine has sold for recently, and that will give you an even more accurate perceived value.

Melissa Corbin Nondorf from Warren, In wrote on September 17, 2022:
Is a figurine more valueable if it has the edition but no numbers?
Response From Trailmaster:
No.

Katheryn Caudill from NC wrote on September 14, 2022:
When is the Halloween pony going to be available?
Response From Trailmaster:
We will be announcing the next Halloween Pony at the beginning of 2003,and it will be available in the summer of 2023.

Elizabeth Rock from Minnesota wrote on September 13, 2022:
I purchased Karuna by Ali Mac Graw for my daughter, it said it was rare, how many are in circulation?
Response From Trailmaster:
Karuna is indeed rare. It was part of the very first Painted Pony release back in 2003. The last one produced was a 2E 3,448, which means 13,488 were produced.