New in the Cybis Archive

Because this website is often updated with new information, photos and items added to existing posts, I realized that it would be 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”… and my apologies for not thinking of this much sooner!

This page will be updated on a monthly basis.  Links to cited posts (or to the post in which a cited sculpture appears) will open in a new tab.

A link to this what’s-new page appears above the website header and also (on desktop/laptop displays) in the right sidebar under “Pages.” On mobile displays that section is usually located below the links to the last four recent Archive posts.

Links to the last four new posts will continue to be displayed below the most current post in the Archive. And so, without further ado:

New content added to existing Cybis Archive posts

August 2020:

  • Alteration alert: A Humpback Whale with problematic seabirds
  • A more detailed edition-size history was added for Flight into Egypt.
  • The inconsistent height of various examples of Bathsheba was pointed out
  • There are now better photos of the Young Brave.
  • The elusive second Hall of Fame replica Persephone (“Persephone III“) can now be seen.
  • Additional photos and price information about the Cerulean Warbler were added.
  • Another step in the history of the 1990s Cherub Ornament was accidentally found
  • A group of 1950s pieces showing comparative gradations of Cypia tonation was added.
  • Four additional females joined the original “Bonnet Girls” lineup.
  • A Sleeping Beauty demonstrates what many of the later human pieces looked like in their ‘overall airbrushed’ early stage.

July 2020:

June 2020:

  • The probable issue date for the event-piece Hippo with Butterfly has been deduced.
  • A never-before-seen OOAK pink lily with a metal(?) component is now at the end of the Flowers post.
  • New information and images were added to the Chess Set post.
  • The original post about the Flower Bouquet of the United States was replaced by a new and expanded Archive post that contains a mystery or two.
  • Addtional photographs of, and clearer explanatory text regarding, the 1960s Holy Child/Infant of Prague were added.

May 2020:

April 2020:

  • The elusive Hall of Fame Rapunzel has finally been found.
  • A somewhat puzzling full-color 1977 Cybis print ad was discovered.
  • An additional female Folk Toy joined the group.
  • The Religious Items post received two new ‘prayer’ items and a mysterious boy with cross.
  • Five new early angels joined the flight, including another adorable baby in an angel costume.
  • One of the largest and most impressive 1950s madonnas found to date was added to the Early Madonnas post.
  • The early-Cybis-giftware category now has two newfound vases and a pair of candleholders, all in the rococo Cordey style although signed Cybis.
  • Major production goof, or later replacement? An odd un-titled Columbia now poses that question.

March 2020:

February 2020:

  • The creation year of the unreleased Seagull was found to be 1970.
  • A gallery-event-edition Wendy carrying flowers has been added.
  • Several newfound 1950s madonnas were added.
  • Just for fun, check out the 1980s brass versions of two circa-1950s Cybis pieces!
  • A short additional section, “Tricky Teens”, was appended to the Children to Cherish post.
  • The differences between two 1950s Saint Joseph figures are shown and discussed.
  • The design number list was updated.
  • A weirdly-colored version of one of Cybis’ two “royal rabbits” can be seen in the Bunnies post.

January 2020:

December 2019:

November 2019:

  • The Wedding post now contains a photo of the Bridesmaid, an alternate colorway of the Bridegroom, and a never-released bride figure.
  • Photos of the final Cybis holiday ornaments (Partridge Ball Ornament and Millennium Ornament) were discovered.
  • The Gifts of State post now shows the Presidential Seal medallion that Cybis utilized.
  • Three newfound items were added to the Flowers post.
  • The Angels contingent contains almost a half dozen new members.
  • The Patriotic post now includes four unreleased experimental pieces.
  • New small ring/trinket boxes, as well as a pair of short candlesticks and several unreleased paperweights, are now among the Giftware items.
  • An experimental dish/bowl featuring Neptune and dolphins was found.
  • A lion head plaque and a tree plaque were added to Plaques and Plates.
  • New unreleased animals include a zebra, bison, and lion as well as a charming 1940s Foo Dog.
  • A never-released Nude with Plinth can be seen among the Classical Impressions.
  • An unidentified female saint was added to the Religious Items post; any suggestions for her possible identity are welcome! Also added was a leftover, unfinished 1964 Saint Peter.
  • A surprisingly early (probably 1950s) Child Bust has been discovered, as well as a female version of the Eskimo Child bust.
  • Good photos have finally been found of the Nativity Angel III as well as the Cocker Spaniel.
  • Two more instances of early-1960s branch-snatching have come to light involving birds and flowers, plus a double body-part snatch done to create a new angel in the early 2000s.
  • An unexpected 1950s bird flew into the Cypia ‘coop’ as well as a Cypia example of their first eagle; both also alighted in the Early Birds post. The Later Birds post now shows alternate colorways of two other eagles plus an unreleased Seagull. The Owls post also received a small never-released Screech Owl.
  • Several newfound items were added to 1940s Papka and Porcelain, including a truly odd adaptation of an Infant of Prague and multiple interpretations of the Beaked Bird Head.
  • The Archive now contains color photos of Mirror of Justice and Mater Dolorosa, as well as Sun of Justice and Ecce Homo.
  • The Ryder Cup now has a companion Ryder Heart Box.
  • We now know what the elusive early-1960s reclining figure Ilona looks like.
  • The Horses post received quite a number of new additions: a good photo (at last!) of the Pony and Children, a glazed version of Black Beauty, several newfound 1940s horses, and a never-released girl on pony and rocking horses from the 1980s.
  • Experimental/OOAK/additional versions of the following pieces were added to their respective Archive posts: the 1984 Annual Egg and Egg Vase with Eagle Lid; Camille; Christ Child with Lamb; madonnas Mother Most Admirable and Queen of Angels; Comanche Indian head medallion; the children Little Heart, Andy, David the Shepherd Boy, First Flight, and Lisa and Lynette; the Swimmer; ballerinas Curtain Call and The Enchanted Princess Aurora; Eros and Psyche; Hamlet; Richard the Lionheart; the flower studies Clematis with House Wren, Dahlia, Pansy and Magnolia; bunnies Bon Bon and Heartfelt; the small Bear, a pair of Bear Cubs, and the bull Taurus; Bathsheba; the Cerulean Warbler; and two of the elephants.

October 2019:

September 2019:

August 2019:

July 2019:

June 2019:

May 2019:

April 2019: no additions

March 2019:

  • Better photos of the circa-1990s Little Chick and Baby Duckling joined the Later Birds flock.

February 2019:

January 2019:

December 2018:

November 2018:

  • Much new and updated information about the original and second versions of the Condesa Rose.
  • All Jesus figures and crucifixes were removed from the Religious items overview and given their own post.
  • New photos and information added about the Pope John Paul II issues.

October 2018:

  • The Giftware post now contains an additional and better photograph of the circa 1950s Heart Box (Small).
  • A charming small Praying Nun now resides in the Religious Items post.

September 2018:

July 2018:

  • A 1940 photo incorrectly identified as being Marja Cybis was moved to the Marylin Chorlton post.
  • An example appoximating the appearance of the rare white bisque Wood Wren with Dogwood was added.

June 2018:

  • Two artisan names were added to the Honor Roll.
  • The name of the company that produced the Cybis short films was discovered.
  • Additional pictures of the Knight in Shining Armor were added, as well as edition information.
  • Information about the very first Cybis mermaid is now in All at Sea.
  • A newfound Baby Lamb joined the Menagerie.
  • An unusual red-haired, alternate-colorway Rapunzel was discovered.
  • The discovery of a 1963 price list resulted in a number of updates to prices and production years, especially for the Religious figures, and an updated Publications post as well.

May 2018:

April 2018:

March 2018:

February 2018:

  • Another Columbia title was added to the ever-(but slowly)growing list.
  • A new example of “body snatching” was added.
  • The Madonna with Bird was discovered to be a Holland Mold Company design; several posts were updated to reflect this information.
  • A small vermeil Cybis phoenix brooch was added to Cybis Display Signs.
  • The site was upgraded to remove all advertising.

January 2018:

  • A photo of an original Boleslaw Cybis conte drawing (not a lithograph) was added to the Folio One post.
  • Two additional instances of Body Snatching were discovered.
  • A photo of the actual chess set brought by President Nixon to Russia, complete with case, was added to the Chess Set post.

December 2017:

  • An excellent photo of The Stable was added to the 1980s Nativity Set post.
  • It was discovered that a small 1950s angel was originally one of a boy/girl pair of commercial molds; a photo of the commercially available set was added to the Angels post.
  • An unusual Mr. Snowball was discovered.
  • An historical anecdote about the Burro ‘Fitzgerald’ was added to his description.
  • A special one of a kind Abigail Adams is described.
  • The list of Gifts of State sculptures brought by President Gerald Ford on his 1975 European tour has been expanded.

November 2017:

October 2017:

  • The acquisition of three 1990s price lists resulted in the addition of Cybis retail price information and introduction/retirement dates to almost 200 sculptures throughout the site. Posts containing especially large numbers of updated items include the bunnies, the 1980s nativity set, the angels, the later madonnas, and the Hall of Fame series as a group.
  • Images of, and details about, those three 1990s price lists were added to the Publications post at the end of October.
  • Extensive updating of edition information, including one newfound design, was also done to the Classical Impressions post.

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