I’ve been keeping my boxes as well, especially if they have inserts. I have no plans on moving any time soon – but it’s nice to know I can pack my guys safely (especially the larger sculpts) if the need to occurred.
I have all the boxes, even the styrofoam from the early brown family, and keep them in the attic. My attic is at least half full of empty Winstone boxes and I also collect the limited edition porcelain face Cabbage Patch dolls and I have their boxes up there. My b/f thinks I am nuts
Yeah I keep boxes! I figure I have to because A) it makes re-packing SO much easier (and safer) and B) if you’re selling them collectors usually want the boxes).
In this same fashion I now keep all tags. My original Windstone, Jasper, doesn’t have his tag or box, but at the time I didn’t know any better. 😉 I only buy ones with tag and boxes if I can unless there is a piece I REALLY want and don’t care regardless, so long as the piece is not chipped, rubbed, etc.