97/11 You Are My Shining Star

1999 Club Member Edition 
Original selling price: $27.50
Introduced: February 1999
Issued: 1999
Retired: 1999

The 1999 Leaf & Acorn Club Member piece is You Are My Shining Star.  Included with the figurine are a lapel pin called Nap Time , a personalized membership card, the 1999 Charming Tails catalog, a Leaf & Acorn canvas tote bag, and a Thank You card.    

 F & F gave club members a free incentive if they renewed their club membership before March 31, 1999.  It was a lapel pin called And The Stars!   The 1999 Club Membership piece You Are My Shining Star is retired and can no longer be ordered through F & F.  The only way a collector can purchase this figurine is to locate a dealer who still has an 99 Instant Club kit in their store.  This is the second year of the Leaf & Acorn Club.

On May 16, 1999 a store called Holiday Fantasies from Colorado had an auction where various lines donated items.  It benefited the Dave Sanders Football Field Fund at Columbine High School from Littleton.  F & F donated some items that were sold as a lot.  Collector Dana Brenneman from Florida won the bid for $150.  It included: 

The negative to You Are My Shining Star was reversed for the photos in the catalogs and on the box.   

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