Treasure Hunt 23/01/19

vintage box decorated with christmas flower design and words christmas candles

Dear Donna,

Every year I put out my small old 4”x4” Christmas box. This year I’m wondering if this is priceless just to me. Let me know!

Thank you, Donna.


Dear Tanya,

I enjoy that your old Christmas candle box is priceless to you.

I’m going to say it’s collectible to others as well, for Christmas collectors and I believe just for its being an old box. It appears to be in good condition and that’s a plus.

Antique, old boxes can be very valuable. Depending on the age, designs, item, advertising, etc., some collectible items are worth so much more in the original boxes.

Your candle box looks like it’s from the early 1900s to 1940s. I would say the value would be in the $20 range. If the candles were still in it, even higher.

Putting it out every year for the holidays is priceless, you are right!

Author: Donna Welch

Donna Welch has spent more than 30 years in the antiques and collectibles field, appraising and instructing, and recently closed the physical location of From Out Of The Woods Antique Center ( but is still doing some buying and selling. She is a member of The New Hampshire Antiques Dealer Association. If you have questions about an antique or collectible send a clear photo and information to Donna at, or call her at 391-6550 or 624-8668.

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