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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. 2022 will mark the twenty-fourth consecutive bird design to be released in this series having missed the past two years due to the Worldwide Covid Pandemic. Both U.S. Tours were cancelled in 2020-2021 Despite his absence, Gunther Ulbricht has already released images of a "Cracking Bird" for 2022 - See the Barn Owl below... This all began with the "Woodpecker" in 1997, an actual replica of a 1933 nutcracker, originally made by Otto Ulbricht, Gunther's grandfather. He created the Cracking Bird to commemorate the birth of his son Christian Ulbricht 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 2022 Bird is a Barn Owl, while the 2019 Bird was a Belted Kingfisher.
You will find our Ulbricht nutcrackers organized within these twelve groups...
NEW 2021 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 A Christmas Carol Nutcrackers by Ulbricht Very Large Ulbricht Nutcrackers l Nutcracker Replacement Parts Retired - Rare & Vintage Ulbricht Nutcrackers
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UL32-469
Corbie the Raven
2013 Ulbricht Tour Bird

The Corbie is the seventeenth addition to this series of annual tour "cracking birds" that the Ulbricht firm has created since 1997. So where does the name,
"Corbie"
come from? Well...it's actually a Scottish name for Crow or Raven, derived from the Old French corbin from the Latin corvînus corvine. This tourbird nutcracker was released in conjunction with our visit from Gunther Ulbricht to our shop on 15 November 2013 and at a handful of other select retail collectibles shops across the country hosting Ulbricht signing events. Made in Germany by Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht Limited Edition 5-3/8 Inches - 13,6 cm
This Tour Bird is Dated 2013 and Signed by Gunther Ulbricht
Corbie the Raven <br> 2013 Ulbricht Tour Bird
   $109.00
 
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
 
UL32-466
White Dove - 2010 Tour
Ulbricht Cracking Bird

The White Dove of Peace was the fourteen addition to this series of annual tour bird nutcrackers that the Ulbricht firm has created. This tourbird was available only when Gunther Ulbricht visited our shop in November last year and at a handful of select 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 2010 by Gunther Ulbricht
White Dove - 2010 Tour<br> Ulbricht Cracking Bird
   $98.00
 
UL32-450
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
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