I think this bird figurine is Gustavsberg -- could it be Stig Lindberg?

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I think this bird figurine is Gustavsberg -- could it be Stig Lindberg?

Post by Squash on June 6th 2016, 2:43 am

Hello -- I picked up this little bird, unfortunately the beak is broken...  The mark looks like Gustavsberg though the rope on the anchor doesn't appear to be there... any ideas on that?  Also, do you think it could be Stig Lindberg?  I haven't seen any with the wings sticking out the way these do.  Thank you for any opinions! (P.S. I also posted on the Gustavsberg section of the Scandinavian board.)





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Post by 22 Crawford St. on June 6th 2016, 6:31 am

Squash - Not seen this exact one before but it seems right - they did make birds. There is a similar one on Etsy. Yours demonstrates why everyone needs to castigate people who peel off labels! - I would suspect that a large proportion of the value resided in the detached 20mm of beak.
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Post by Squash on June 6th 2016, 1:48 pm

Thank you. Yes, it's too bad about the beak but it is still a sweet little thing. Do you think the breakage renders it valueless? Or depreciates it by say 75%?

I like it, so if it's valueless I can keep it. I relate to the broken nose trope ;)
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Post by NaomiM on June 6th 2016, 2:37 pm

Not valueless because there will always be a collector prepared to buy an example of a rare piece for their collection. What they would be prepared to pay, however, is anyone's guess, but a ball park figure of 20% off full price is a reasonable estimate.

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Post by Squash on June 6th 2016, 2:46 pm

Thanks - just to clarify did you mean 20% off or 20% of? (I.e. 80% off) Sorry to be thick but want to be sure I'm understanding correctly.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on June 6th 2016, 3:30 pm

It does depend on how rare something is. If extremely rare and probably won't see another then people are more prepared to accept damage. If they are common the price drops through the floor as people just wait for a undamaged one. My estimate would be 25 or 30 %. So say a perfect one went for 200. Beekless goes for 50 or 60?

I avoid damage as much as possible. Nothing worse than a collection full of damaged items.





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Post by Squash on June 6th 2016, 3:39 pm

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you!

In the meantime I did actually find a picture of this very bird on a Japanese website, attributing it to him.

http://elephant-life.shop-pro.jp/?pid=92503507
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