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Tourbird 2018: The Loon

Hello to all our friends near and far. Near and far is exactly right in this case as the reason for this publication are our trips to collectors around the globe. For some years now these trips have involved the presentation of a special event piece. This is a nutcracker that can only be purchased in the shops visited by the Ulbrichts for signings. So far it is tradtional to have a new bird every year.

    2018: The Loon


Why a bird?

Christian Ulbricht`s father, Otto, was so happy on the birth of his first son that he created a nutcracker for the occasion. This nutcracker, for the first time, was in the shape of a bird, and he gave it as a gift to his wife called Welly. In 1997 the successful story for the special event piece began with the "wood pecker" which since then has been followed by a new model each year.

In order to have a complete overview of each individual model, we have listed them according to the year of appearance.

2017: The Mallard Duck   2016: The Hen   2015: The Blue Jay
2014: The Peacock   2013: Corbie The Raven   2012: The Partridge
2011: The Turkey   2010: The White Dove   2009: The Bald Eagle
2008: The Rooster   2007: The Parrot   2006: The Western Tanager
2005: The Owl   2004: The Robin   2003: The Goldfinch
2002: The Chickadee   2001: The Hummingbird   2000: The Cardinal
1999: The Bluebird   1998: The Pinguin    1997: The Woodpecker