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Since 1997 these delightful bird nutcrackers have been issued in limited quantities during Ulbricht's U.S. signing tour. A handful of shops are selected each year to host a signing event with Gunther Ulbricht. 2023 will mark the twenty-fifth consecutive bird design to be released in this series having missed two years due to the Worldwide Covid Pandemic. Both U.S. Tours were cancelled in 2020-2021 Gunther Ulbricht has already released images of a "Cracking Bird" for this year - See the Osprey below designed by his son, Steffen Ulbricht, also a certified Master Wood Turner. The series began with the "Woodpecker" in 1997, an actual replica of a 1933 nutcracker, originally designed by Otto Ulbricht, Gunther's grandfather. He created this Cracking Bird to commemorate the birth of his son Christian Ulbricht in that year. These delightful miniature bird nutcrackers are highly sought after and typically sell out during the signing events, perhaps because they are not as seasonal and look great sitting on display throughout the year. Below you'll find that we have a few of the older Tour Birds from previous years that are still available. The 2023 Bird is a Osprey, while the 2022 bird was a Barn Owl.
You will find our Ulbricht nutcrackers organized within these twelve groups...
NEW 2023 Ulbricht Nutcrackers l Ulbricht Natural Nutcrackers Classic Ulbricht Nutcrackers l Limited Edition Ulbricht Nutcrackers Ulbricht's Nutcracker Ballet l Tour Birds l Ulbricht Santa Nutcrackers Small Ulbricht Nutcrackers l Halloween / Day of the Dead Nutcrackers Very Large Ulbricht Nutcrackers l Nutcracker Replacement Parts Retired - Rare & Vintage Ulbricht Nutcrackers
Osprey - 2023
Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker
UL32-477
Osprey - 2023<br>Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker
 
This Osprey will become the twenty-fifth addition to this 
series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht 
firm has created.  The series started in 1997 and has been 
released each year except in 2020 and 2021 due to 
the Covid pandemic.  (No Tour....No Bird!)  

Typically this tour bird nutcracker is released in 
conjunction with a visit from Gunther & Steffen Ulbricht 
to our shop in November but we still do not know at this 
time, if these woood artisans will travel across the United 
States to visit with collectors.  

Made in Germany by
Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht
Limited Edition - Designed by Steffen Ulbricht, a fourth
generation Certified Master Wood Turner.
4-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 6-5/8 Inches (w x l x h)
11,0 x 8,3 x 16,8 cm

This Tour Bird is dated 2023, pre-signed by Steffen Ulbricht 
and personalized, "Viel Gluck!" (Much Luck in German)
UPDATE 1/02/24 - The first of five cartons of Birds arrived today! The balance arrived here on Friday. We got all orders previously placed shipped out on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Look for a UPS email tracking confirmation when shipped from us!
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UL32-477
Osprey - 2023
Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker

This Osprey will become the twenty-fifth addition to this series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht firm has created. The series started in 1997 and has been released each year except in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. (No Tour....No Bird!) Typically this tour bird nutcracker is released in conjunction with a visit from Gunther & Steffen Ulbricht to our shop in November but we still do not know at this time, if these woood artisans will travel across the United States to visit with collectors. Made in Germany by Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht Limited Edition - Designed by Steffen Ulbricht, a fourth generation Certified Master Wood Turner. 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 6-5/8 Inches (w x l x h) 11,0 x 8,3 x 16,8 cm This Tour Bird is dated 2023, pre-signed by Steffen Ulbricht and personalized, "Viel Gluck!" (Much Luck in German)
UPDATE 1/02/24 - The first of five cartons of Birds arrived today! The balance arrived here on Friday. We got all orders previously placed shipped out on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Look for a UPS email tracking confirmation when shipped from us!
Osprey - 2023<br>Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker
   $149.00
 
UL32-476
Barn Owl - 2022
Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker

This Barn Owl become the twenty-fourth addition to this series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht firm has created. The series started in 1997 and has been released each year except in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. (No Tour....No Bird!) Typically each tour bird nutcracker is released in conjunction with a visit from Gunther Ulbricht to our shop in November but sadly he and his son Steffen did not tour the United States to visit with collectors in 2022. Made in Germany by Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht Limited Edition - Designed by Steffen Ulbricht, a fourth generation Certified Master Wood Turner. 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 6-5/8 Inches (w x l x h) 11,0 x 8,3 x 16,8 cm This Tour Bird is dated 2022, signed by Steffen Ulbricht and personalized, "Viel Gluck!" (Much Luck in German)
Dated 2023 & Signed by Steffen Ulbricht
Sorry - Retired & Out of Stock!
Barn Owl - 2022<br>Ulbricht Tour Bird Nutcracker
   $129.00
 
UL32-474
Loon - 2018
Ulbricht Tour Bird - Nutcracker

This year's Magical Loon will be the twenty-second addition to this series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht firm has created. The series started in 1997. This tour bird nutcracker is released in conjunction with a visit from Gunther Ulbricht to our shop on Friday, 9 November 2018 and at a handful of other select retail shops across the United States that will also be hosting Ulbricht signing events. Made in Germany by Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht Limited Edition 5-1/8 x 8-1/8 x 5-7/8 Inches (w x l x h) 13,0 x 21,0 x 15,0 cm This Tour Bird is dated 2018, pre-signed by Gunther Ulbricht and personalized, "Viel Gluck!" (Much Luck in German)
Dated 2018 & Signed by Gunther Ulbricht
Loon - 2018<br>Ulbricht Tour Bird - Nutcracker
   $119.00
 
UL32-468
Partridge - 2012 Tour
Ulbricht Cracking Bird

The Partridge is the sixteenth addition to this series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht firm has created since 1997. This tourbird nutcracker was released in conjunction with our visit from Gunther Ulbricht to our shop on November 9th 2012 and at a handful of other select retail collectibles shops across the country hosting Ulbricht signing events. Made in Germany Limited Edition 5-3/8 Inches - 13,6 cm This bird is Signed & Dated 2012 by Gunther Ulbricht.
Partridge - 2012 Tour<br> Ulbricht Cracking Bird
   $109.00
 
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Woodpecker - 1997 Tour Bird
This was the first annual special event nutcracker created by Christian Ulbricht, and it was available Only during signing events across the country during Christian's 1997 United States tour. We were privileged to host our first visit from Christian on the 7th of October 1997 but no longer have this nutcracker available. If you would like to be invited to our signing event in the future, please send us an e-mail. Made in Germany Limited Edition - 1997 Retired & Signed 5-1/2 Inches - 14,0 cm
Sorry - Retired & Out of Stock!
Woodpecker - 1997 Tour Bird
   $195.00