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Corbie the Raven 2013 Tour Bird
Author: John Ranes II September/14/13
Corbie the Raven, the 17th in a series of Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcrackers will be available in early October 2013
Corbie the Raven is simply a delightful design and will
be available in early October to mark the tour of Gunther Ulricht as he visits shops across the United States.

This "Cracking Bird" becomes the 17th tour bird in a series of small wooden nutcrackers by Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht.

Gunther Ulbricht is scheduled to visit The Frame Workshop on November 15th

Corbie the Raven - Cracking Bird

So this year's bird is actually the Scottish name for a Raven. It is derived from the Old French corbin which comes from the Latin corvînus corvine.

Although of questionable background and long the subject of superstition and legend, the raven can be tamed and taught to mimic human speech. The Corbie is a large black bird of ominous aspect but cheerful nature, dark-winged, heavy-beaked, bright-eyed and strong-clawed.

Read more about Corbies at
Read more about Corbies and Ravens
For those who have been collecting these Cracking Bird nutcrackers since the first appeared in 1997 when Christian Ulbricht toured the U.S., you already know that we have seen a variety of designs including Cardinals, Doves, Penguins.

Any guess on which one was the most popular? The Owl in 2005 holds that distinction, but the North American Turkey of 2011 definitely gave it stiff competition.

Customers tell us they love these Cracking Birds as they can be left out all year long and will add a sparkle of color in the kitchen or a point of interest on a mantle or bookshelf.

Some previously released Ulbricht tour birds from 1997 to 2012 include the Woodpecker, Eagle, Owl, Partridge, Rooster, Parrot and Turkey!
Kindly visit our website if you are missing some of these earlier birds - we have a few still in stock.

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