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SWAROVSKI TOADSTOOLS / MUSHROOMS

The cute Swarovski toadstools or mushrooms (119206) were part of the Silver Crystal “Woodland Friends” collection. Designed by Adi Stocker and available from 1989 to 1998 they are made from clear crystal and sit on a matt crystal base.

SWAROVSKI X-M-A-S PAPERWEIGHTS

Here’s a real blast from the past! The XMAS paperweights which were a commission for a retailer called Anthony Jackson. They were sold one per year from 1983 to 1986. 750 sets were made and feature numbered certificates.

X (1983) paperweight shows carol singers around a Christmas tree
M (1984) depicts a decorated Christmas tree with wrapped presents around the base
A (1985) features an ice skating scene
S (1986) features a lit candle surrounded by holly.

SWAROVSKI FORMULA 1 TROPHY

It couldn’t be anything else this morning – here’s the Swarovski Formula 1 racing trophy (719007) which was part of the Memories collection in the “Sports and Trophies” theme group. To celebrate the UK's very own Lewis Hamilton’s incredible achievement winning his 7th F1 championship.

LAST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS

6 weeks to go! Here are the recommended posting dates for this year. However, please remember these are recommended, not guaranteed and therefore ordering much earlier will give you a better chance of receiving your orders in time.

SWAROVSKI DISNEY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS MICKEY AND MINNIE MOUSE

These are the first 2 Swarovski Disney ornaments to be released back in 2013, retiring in 2015. Mickey (5004690) sparkles in a combination of vibrant crystal colours. Minnie (5004687) wears a light siam crystal cap and dress. Her shoes are Rose and her face and hands are in clear crystal with black printed eyelashes. Both come with a satin ribbon which can be attached to the metal hanger on their heads. Always popular with collectors!

SWAROVSKI KRIS BEAR - THE ORIGINAL

For all Kris Bear fans – here’s the very cute, first ever Kris bear (174957) which was designed by Martin Zendron, introduced in 1993 and retired in 2001. The first of the Kris Bears belonged to Swarovski’s “When we were Young” theme, and each wore a ribbon of green and red fabric around their neck. This was also the first time Swarovski had used fabric on one of their designs.

SWAROVSKI SILVER CRYSTAL TOUCANS

Both Toucans from Swarovski’s Silver Crystal range were designed by Michael Stamey. The first was part of the “Up in the Trees” series, which we discussed in an earlier post, (a set of 4 birds sold individually – the others being an owl, a parrot and a kingfisher). This first Toucan (119441) is made from clear crystal and has a frosted beak and sits on a frosted base. This one was available from 1989 to 1992.

SWAROVSKI USA KING TURTLE

In addition to Swarovski’s giant, large and small turtles (sometimes referred to as tortoises) which were available globally, there was another size of turtle, exclusive to the USA market. This king sized turtle (7632 NR 75) was 3” (75 mm) long and was available from 1983 to 1988. Here he is pictured with the small and large turtles.

SWAROVSKI FOX FAMILY

Here is Swarovski’s fox family, designed by Adi Stocker. They belonged to “The Woodlands Friends” collection within the Silver Crystal range. The large fox (013837) was introduced in 1987 and retired in 1999. The prowling or running mini fox (014956) was available from 1988 to 1996 while the sitting mini fox (014955) was introduced in 1988 and retired in 2002.

SWAROVSKI BEAGLE PUPPIES

Here’s something cute. Swarovski’s beagle puppies sitting (158418) and playing (172296) belonged to “The Peaceful Countryside” group. They were designed by Adi Stocker, but were released at different times. The sitting puppy was available from 1990 to 2012, while the playing puppy was introduced in 1993 and retired in 2011.



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