What determines whether and when a particular Lladró piece will be retired?
ALL Lladró will eventually retire. Nobody knows WHEN. If we did, it would be like buying only sure winners in the stock market. Retired figurines generally go up significantly in value. We believe that fragile pieces that are found to be more difficult to ship wind up getting retired sooner than others. Also, of course, Limited Editions often sell out sooner (but not always). Each Fall, Lladró may retire as few as a dozen or as many as 200 pieces a year.
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