The best way to determine the current market worth of Emmett Kelly Jr. memorabilia is to visit websites that sell his figures on the secondary market. As of 2014, memorabilia of Emmett Kelly Jr. range in price from less than $20 to more than $1,000.
In the early 1980s, the first legally licenced Emmett Kelly Jr. clown figurines were released. Fans of the popular clown can locate some of these early works by conducting web research. In the absence of an approved pricing guide, vendors set prices based on uncertain assessments. While there are several Kelly figures available on the secondary market, the initial editions are the rarest. Green Stuff Licensing, which manages the approval of figurine licensees, is the sole licensor of Emmett Kelly Jr. merchandise. Some Kelly miniatures from the 1980s are difficult to locate, thus their value exceeds $1,000. Since production licences for Emmett Kelly Jr. collectibles are still being issued, some contemporary figurine manufacturers also produce limited versions. Collectors will pay more for limited edition figurines than for mass-produced miniatures.
During the 1964 World’s Fair, Emmett Kelly, Jr. received his big break while working as an exhibit representative for the Eastern Kodak Company.