Because this website is often updated with new information and photos added to existing posts, it is useful to have a ‘signpost’ alerting readers to where such newly-added content is located. Hence this page showing “what’s new in the Cybis Archive” over the preceding 12 months.
This page is updated shortly after the end of each month. The link to the cited post, or to the post in which the cited new item appears, will open in a new tab.
A link to this what’s-new page appears below the website header and also (on desktop/laptop displays) in the right sidebar under “Pages.” On mobile displays that sidebar section is located at the bottom of the main page, below the Older Posts button.
New content added to existing Cybis Archive posts
- The Recent Sales page was updated.
- See A Hat Trick of Cybis Skaters for photos of three special pieces that were given to members of the 1984 Olympic figure skating team.
- The retirement year and final retail price of Jack in the Beanstalk has been added.
- I have revised my original opinion about the circumstances surrounding the framed Comanche Chief Medallion from the early 1970s.
- Complete edition size/price/year data for Camellia ‘Pink Taffeta’, Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ and Dogwood ‘Blush of Spring’ were added to the Flowers post.
- A hitherto-overlooked very tiny angel has been spotted on a non-religious Cybis design.
- A 1980 newspaper clipping disclosed that the Cybis studio had paid a hammer price of $11,000 for an auction lot containing two original Boleslaw Cybis paintings from the 1930s: The (Polish) Bride and Peasant Heads.
- Newfound pieces of original Boleslaw Cybis artworks were added to the 1920s Drawings, 1930s Drawings, Paintings/Part Two, and Nudes posts.
- The Collectors’ Society post received a major update.
- The completion year and final retail price of the Mother Bear and Three Cubs was updated.
- The Into the Woods post was updated with the completion date and price of the Otters, and a photo of a Burro ‘Fitzgerald’ being presented to Senator Edward Kennedy.
- Photos of various ‘celebrity presentations’ during the 1980s were added to several posts.
- The mystery deepens around the mysterious Satin horse head(s) with ribbon rosettes instead of roses!
- Additional details about the circumstances surrounding the two Cousteau Society pieces (Humpback Whale and Arion) have been discovered.
- Details about the special set of Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments that were sent to the White House in 1995 have been added.
- Additional information about the Chi Chi and The Bear charity event piece was added.
- A ninth possible actual meaning of an AP (“artist proof”) designation on a Cybis piece has been added to the post on that thorny subject.
- An ‘unusual’ version of the Madonna with Bird was added to the Hall of Shame.
- The page about the Mercer County Community College collection of Cybis received new images and updated information
- A rooster flew into the Unusual Cordey Lamps post.
- The Hall of Shame has been revamped, and an expanded separate section for the most egregious offender has been established.
- A Thumbelina specifically for a certain retailer’s customers in 1972 can be seen in this post.
- The Circus post received a major update.
- The Cats, Mothers Day, North American Indians, Nursery Rhymes, and Menagerie (assorted animals) posts were all updated with new sculptor/designer credits.
- The Artist Profile for Helen Granger Young now includes four new Cybis sculpture credits.
- Do you have a Satin with a Bicentennial rosette? A mystery horse indeed.
- More twists and turns emerged in the Holiday Children chronology.
- Yet another colorway of the 1950s The Annunciation has been discovered.
- Additional photos of the Cybis/Hamilton ‘A Gift of Beauty’ doll were added.
- An extremely ‘overnumbered’ example of Kwan Yin points to serious production issues with this sculpture.
- The Sculpture Name Index can now be accessed in any of four ways: at the end of each Archive post; within the Identifying/Authenticating Category; within the new Indexes Category; and by a direct link newly added to the site banner.
- The Visual Index of Human Sculptures can now be accessed via the first three methods as well (although no site banner link.)
- The Unicorns and Pegasi post was updated with new information about the earliest (1940s) examples.
- A very nice 1940s madonna bust in Cordey style by Marja Cybis has been added to Marja’s bio post.
- Yet another dual-marked Cordey/M.B. Cybis lady bust has been found, as well as another Cybis lady bust in Cordey style in a vintage magazine article.
- There was a major restructuring of the Child of Prague post, and a newfound 1950s piece added.
- The Gifts of State post was updated.
- Several of the on-again/off-again 1980s/1990s bear cubs were properly sorted out.
- An additional resource was added to the Repairing Your Cybis post.
- There is now a delightful photo of Mary Martin receiving a Peter Pan from Joseph Chorlton during the 1980s.
- A Canada Goose has flown into the 1950s Birds post. Was he/she once one of a pair?
- A third example of Lowicz Mother and Baby (a/k/a Birth at Lowicz) has been found and added.
- A color (more or less!) photo of the original 1930s oil painting of the Polish Bride has been added to the Boleslaw Cybis Paintings post.
- The exact year of retirement or edition- completion was added for 51 sculptures that did not have that information previously.
- The 1910 event was added to the Columbia list.
- Two circa-1940s busts (one papka, one porcelain) are now better identified.
- Additional view of Cybele were added.
- The difference between the early and later version of the Wood Wren with Dogwood is now clearly illustrated and easy to spot.
- Another Cordey-marked piece done in Cypia tonation proves that this color technique was used in both lines during the early 1950s.
- The Hall of Fame post was updated.
- The Cherub/Cupid/Award Bowl post was updated with new information.
- The information about the three editions of Liberty has been expanded and updated.
- Five ‘mystery plaques’ from the 1990s are now cited in the Plaques and Plates post; do you have one?
- I finally have sorted out the early-1990s angel ornaments (more or less, anyway; it’s chaotic, lol)
- The New Jersey Collection post was updated.
- New information was added about the four 1980s annual Eggs.
- The All at Sea post was updated to add the only known Cybis fish sculpture (which also got its own separate post this month as well.)
- Yet another Madonna With Bird knockoff has been added to the Hall of Shame.
- Better photos of the first (1960s) Cinderella have been uploaded, as well as a new detail about the second one (Cinderella at The Ball) from the 1980s.
- The promotional small Double Buffalo piece from the 1970s is now in the Archive records
- A circa-1960s photo of designer Harry Burger was added to his Artist Profile.
- An example of a Helen Granger Young painting was added to her Profile page.
- The Religious Items post now illustrates all three finishes that the 1950s Oremus Hands plaque was made in.
- Did you ever wonder how the Limnettes are attached to their wood ‘wedge’? Now we know!
- The following 1987 pieces now include their original issue prices: Bluebird of Happiness Vase, Bridal Centerpiece, Cupid with Heart, Dove (first version), Eagle Bowl, Little Angel, Queen of Sheba, Romance Heart Box, Stars & Stripes Box, T’ang Dynasty II, Virginia Dare, Young Rose/Bridesmaid, and the Mother’s Day plate/plaque.
- A color photo of the Mystical Rose bust/torso has been added, and its physical size confirmed.
- The Introduction Year List was updated.
- The Bunnies post was re-organized to make it easier to compare all the different decorative variations of Bon Bon and Snowflake.
- About two dozen sculptures in various genres had their issue year pinpointed and their issue price added to their Archive descriptions. Most were introduced during the late 1980s or early 1990s.
- The Classical Impressions post was updated with new information about several pieces.
- The Introduction Years post got a significant upgrade, thanks to the acquisition of some 1990s price lists.
- The Design Number List had new entries/identifications added as well.
- An adorable 1950s Sitting Angel with Lamb, recently discovered, is unique in several respects.
- An oval ca-1950s Cordey-style trinket box with roses was added to the Giftware post.
- Who knew that there were TWO sizes of The Annunciation madonna bust?!? (The Cybis catalogs only ever listed one.)
- The Holiday Children post has been expanded and updated with new versions found.
- Naming suggestions for a newfound small madonna bust without lace or rose will be gladly considered!
- Can you believe that the studio was selling a 2″ high basket of chicks as a retail item during the 1990s? Sadly, yes.
- Unusual child finds: a Clarissa in blue, an Asian(?) Bedtime Beth, an Eskimo Child ‘Nanuq’ in a yellow colorway, and Wendy as a farm girl.
- A probably-OOAK Spring Flower Basket turned up in an auction sale.
- A brown (sort of..) Mr. Snowball has been spotted.
- Several small flower pieces from the 1990s that did not appear in Cybis retail lists were added.
- Finally, a photo of the New Jersey Vase with Violets!
- The Young Eagle/Bald Eagle chronology and naming history has been sorted out.
- The two different decoration variants of the Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’ are explained.
- A 1950s Fox Terrier joined the pack.
- The Cybis candlestick tally is now larger by one pair (circa 1950s, with rose of course.)
- A surprise: a pastel example of the 1990s Cupid/Cybis Award Bowl.
- The Introduction Year and Design Number lists were updated.
- The reason for the extremely lifelike appearance of the possibly-one-of-a-kind Girl Riding on a Turtle is now known.
- The true origin story of the Head of Boy and Head of Girl has finally come to light (new section at bottom of this post.)
- The Hall of Shame now contains a new colorway of the Scarf-Madonna-with-Bird knockoff.
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