Because this website is often updated with new information, photos and items 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.”
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New content added to existing Cybis Archive posts
- 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.
- I have revised my original opinion of one of the selling-your-Cybis venues within the post on that subject
- The Gifts of State post has been updated with two new ‘occasions.’
- Two additional views of the Blush Orchid were added in order to show its unusual orientation.
- Two new colorway photos of the 1950s American Eagle were added.
- Finally, photos of the second Hall of Fame version of Liberty (a/k/a Liberty III) have surfaced!
- We can now see the Angelic Orchestra‘s Guitarist rockin’ out in papka, as well as their original retail price.
- A 1944 trade magazine photo shows several very early Cybis candle holders.
- The creator of the 7-ft-tall wood Phoenix that graced the Norman Avenue studio‘s lobby has been identified.
- A new name was added to the Honor Roll.
- The saga of the ultimate fate of the Cybis studio building continues….
- The following pieces have updated information about their introduction or retirement year and/or retail prices: Eskimo Mother; child busts Jeremy, Jessica, and Lotus Blossom; Cinderella at the Ball; Cybele; Lisa and Lynette; circus animals Dandy the Dancing Dog and seal Sebastian; the Carousel Goat; Autumn Dogwood with Chickadees; the Pink Parfait and Yellow Condesa roses; Pansies ‘Crinoline Lady’ and the White Clematis; and the 1980 Cybis logo dealer display plaque.
- Whose actual signature was the very first Cybis signature stamp taken from? Find out in the updated Signatures and Marks post!
- The Decorative Eggs post contains an unusual ‘holiday surprise’ egg from the late 1940s, and the creator of the 1983-1986 Annual Eggs is identified.
- Go Into the Woods to see four special sample designs for the Deer Mouse, and to find out who created the limited edition Deer in Motion group.
- The elusive 1950s Walking Madonna has been found!
- A pair of newfound 1950s baby chickadees has flown into the Early Birds post, which also shows painted examples of the American Eagle from the same time period.
- Finally: a color photo of the Blush Orchid, and it raises a question as well as answers one.
- A Cypia-tonation version of one of the 1950s angels has been found, but it bears an unexpected design number. In the same post, we can now see the plain white bisque version of the 1980s angel Annunciation.
- An Elephant that was presented to President Gerald Ford in 1977 has quite a busy backstory.
- Harry Burger’s artist profile was updated with two 1950s pieces just discovered to have been designed by him.
- My profile of Marja Cybis now contains a newfound photo of her at the 1940 studio in Queens, NY.
- See photos of the four circa-1950s miniature porcelain baskets that were displayed in the 1970 museum exhibit Cybis in Retrospect.
- A Jesus-bust boudoir lamp has been installed in the Hall of Shame.
- Why was a special Court Jester recently tossed into a trash bin in Europe?
- An artist’s proof of the Commemorative Chess Set was auctioned off for charity in 1986, and brought a ‘reality-check’ hammer price.
- With the addition of a photo of the Crucifixion model, all four 1950s holy water fonts are now shown in the Religious Items post. Also, don’t miss the newfound photo of Saint Theresa because you’ll never guess who designed her (well, maybe you will, but take a look anyway.)
- The Jesus post also shows the smaller of two Crucifixion Scene plaques from the 1950s.
- If you’ve ever wondered about the chronology of the Cordey China Company’s logo, you can now find the answer here.
- Two circa-1940s vases were discovered, and one of them is just downright weird.
- A photo has been added to the Mercer County Community College Collection post, as well as a new detail about the elusive catalog that was issued at its dedication.
- The August 2021 post showing the white bisque versions of Cybis sculptures has been restructured to make it easier to read, and additional examples were added.
- New information was added to the Gifts of State post regarding pieces of Cybis that were given to foreign leaders during the Lyndon Johnson (1960s) and Gerald Ford (1970s) administrations.
- The name, year, and edition size of the special blue gallery-event Melissa has been discovered.
- We now have new insight into the origin of the 1950s Great Horned Owl and a truly unusual one-time use for it!
- A photo of (one of) the white bisque 1960s Goldfinch versions was added.
- The New Jersey Collection post was updated with an image of its special decal-stamp.
- Fun new fact: The first (1975) printing of Poems for Children and Other People was a numbered limited edition of 5000 books.
- A name was added to the Honor Roll.
- Two more repair/restoration resources were added.
- See how not to repaint a Cybis base here (Psyche example.)
- Two more 1960s Cordey lighting fixtures are now shown in the vintage ads post.
- Cybis used a decal-logo at least three times in its history; find out when and on what pieces these appear, in the Backstamp Decals section of Signatures and Marks.
- Two unusually-decorated 1950s seated madonna and child versions turned up.
- See which are considered ‘good’ and ‘bad’ hand positions on Pollyanna.
- More differences between the three versions of Alice in Wonderland are illustrated.
- The post discussing current market values has been updated with a 2021-relevant FYI.
- Two possible color versions of Sir Henry‘s scabbard are shown. Which one do you have?
- A new name was added to the Honor Roll.
- A photo of one of the actual Blair House Indians was discovered.
- See an interesting 1975 photo of some of the 1940s Angelic Orchestra pieces.
- There is (finally) a photo showing the 1960 Horse with its original accompanying base.
- A special hard-cover version of the 1978 Cybis catalog? Yes, there was!
- The Ballerinas post now includes a photo and description of the pieces used at a 1977 White House state dinner.
- The 1991 Cherub Ornament has been identified and priced.
- The introduction year and pricing of the Roberta event piece has been determined.
- The launch year and first three pieces of the Hall of Fame series were discovered.
- Two sculptures were added to the Gifts of State post.
- We now know who sculpted Cree ‘Magic Boy’ and Sioux ‘Wankan Tanka’ and when.
- The information about the Hamilton Collection/Cybis clown doll ‘A Gift of Innocence’ has been expanded.
- a prototype(?) monkey design was discovered
- a Boleslaw Cybis’ oil Portrait of a Young Lady was added to Paintings Part One
- See examples of Gifts of State on bases with the Presidential Seal
- Did the Thoroughbred really come in two different colors??
- See which Cybis logo was on the vitrines they sold during the 1970s
- another pair of 1950s Jesus and Mary ‘companion busts‘ has been added
- an ‘India’ stamp on a 1950s Cybis piece?1? See what it was.
- The timeline of when a base was added to the Golden Clarion Lily is investigated.
- A Cybis madonna bust bearing a Cordey design number has been found.
- A modern-day Cybis sticker? Well, yes and no…
- A dual-marked (Cordey and Cybis) Madonna ‘House of Gold’ has been found, and the post examining it and a Cordey version has been revised and expanded.
June 2021: No additions (it was just one of those months….)
- The post about the series of Polish Historical Dress lithographs has been significantly revised with new information.
- Interesting background about the circa-1940 painting ‘Time’ has been added to the Paintings, Part One post.
- 1950s Cybis pieces with offshore-made elements?? Find out what they were in the 1950s Madonna Busts post!
- A link to an excellent YouTube video about variations in Cybis porcelain has been added to the Variations post
- A piece from the 2019 studio liquidation, formerly dubbed “1950s mystery saint”, has now been identified and promoted to a 1950s full figure madonna. She’s the one with the odd headgear…
- The post delving into Cree ‘Magic Boy’ received new and corrected information.
- The Archive now contains a six-post section showing original drawings and paintings by Boleslaw Cybis. Any newfound examples will be added to the appropriate post, and cited as a New item in this monthly update.
- All posts and pages in the Archive now contain a link to the Visual Index of Cybis human figures and busts. Thanks for your patience!
- The Hall of Fame post has been revamped with updated and additional photos.
- The 1950s dancing angel turns out to have had a ‘twin sister’ at the Boehm studio during that same time period!
- Better photos of Dawn have been uploaded.
- A photo of the smallest Pope bust in “tone on tone” has been added.
- Several more examples of Cybis-marked items in Cordey style have been added to the post discussing such pieces.
- Introduction years have been determined for Unicorn ‘Mistletoe’, Cinderella ‘Belle of the Ball’, Here Comes the Bride, and Girl Gathering Flowers with Chipmunk.
- The several re-namings of the 1987 Christmas Bell have finally been sorted out.
- All Archive posts now contain a link to the new human-figures Visual Index.
- Decoration variants on the first (1950s) Holy Child of Prague are illustrated.
- At least two pink (alternate colorway) examples of the Little Angel are now known.
- A newly-discovered Saint Jude has joined the band of known 1950s Cybis saints.
January 2021: no additions
- There is now a cheat-sheet to identify the three different versions of Persephone.
- Four names have been added to the Honor Roll.
- Who would have guessed that the Eskimo Child Heads and Eskimo Mother were all given proper names by the studio? We now know what they were.
- The retail years for the holiday/holly versions of Funny Face and Valentine have been determined.
- The elusive early-1960s Polar Bear was found.
- Was there actually a circa-1960s Spaniel?
- The three versions of Heidi are explained.
- Don’t miss the 1950s dancing angels wearing rose hats!
- A very small rabbit has hopped into the Hall of Shame.
- The introduction date and price of the American Bald Eagle was discovered.
- The Reindeer Ornament intro year was confirmed as 1984.
- A Bull ‘God of the Thunderbolt’ with gold-decorated horns (probably a OOAK) was discovered.
- See the Horses post for a photo of Nashua in his original Cybis vitrine, and also the Appaloosa Colt‘s original design with velvet-topped wood base.
- Want to see what the original (brunette) Little Red Riding Hood looked like? Check out the fairy tales post.
- A name was added to the Honor Roll.
- A Baby Swan variation with a rose and lace ribbon was discovered.
- A newfound 1950s Madonna and Child bas-relief now resides among the madonna busts.
- A color photo of the original 1930 Bolesaw Cybis painting Nativity at Lowicz can now be seen in the post showing the 1980s porcelain inspired by it.
- The Cybis short film Porcelain Enchantments can now be viewed online! See the Films post for my review and a link to its location.
- The four iterations of the Mystical Rose/Our Lady of Lourdes mold(s) have finally been sorted out with clarity.
- Two names were added to the Honor Roll.
- Two 1950s “choir children” have been found; did Cybis make only those, or the entire set?
- All of the madonna busts and torsos from the 1950s were spun off into their own separate post. The 1950s full-figure madonnas are found in their original post. (All 1960-forward madonnas, of all types, remain in their own post.)
- A photo of one of the two straw-hatted bunnies has been found.
- The Archive now includes a photo of Cybis’ Saint Philomena, and two good color photos of the holy water font ‘Our Lady of Grace’. Both are in the Religious Items post.
- Information about the Carousel II (Carousella) set has been updated.
- Several new Design Numbers were added to the list.
- The 1950s-birds aviary received two newfound residents, who also flew into the Body Snatchers post.
- Two major cultural design errors have come to light about the “Polish Bride” sculpture.
- The chronology of the two almost-identical but separate madonna issues Mother of Love and Mother With Baby has been sorted out.
- The full history of The First Christmas (the 1980s nativity set) issues is now presented chronologically.
- The original creator (it wasn’t Cybis) of the Sun of Justice is identified; and what is the story behind some Jesus figures having green hair?
- The studio made an embarassing basic-math error regarding the edition size of Columbia.
- A photo of Joseph Chorlton with the original 1930s Boleslaw Cybis painting of The [Polish] Bride was discovered.
- More design numbers were added to the Master List.
- Something wholly unexpected: a Cordey display sign in the Cybis “Cypia tonation” finish.
- Thanks to a helpful reader, we now know of a third Cordey Christmas tree.
- The elusive 1950s Palm Warbler has finally been “caught” in photos.
- A second early Baby Owl in Cypia tonation was found.
- A fourth Cybis Infant/Child of Prague design has come to light.
- The Jesus Figures post received several newfound Sacred Heart pieces and more photos of several already known (Ecce Homo, Sun of Justice, infant in manger, and crucifixes.)
- The Early Madonnas post likewise has several new figures, new photos, and an important identification/name correction of two sculptures.
- The Religous Items post also follows suit with a new size of the Oremus Hands, updated photos and information on Saint Patrick, and a newfound Saint Joseph.
- 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.
- Additional and/or better photos were added of the green & gold Ginger Jar, two Lady Face vases, the cupid-less Cupid Bowl, the experimental Rocking Horse, the Neptune Dish, the OOAK bride with long blonde hair, and the Cherub on Cloud with Heart (whose source mold has also been identified.)
- A special-commission ca-1987 logo vase was discovered, but the identity of the logo is a mystery. Take a look and if you recognize it, please let me know!
- An example of the JFK Tribute in a brown or bronze colorway was discovered.
- Thanks to a helpful Archive reader, the pair of dark ‘mystery shorebird’ prototypes have been identified.
- Descriptions of three 1940s decorative floral plaques have been added.
- A truly odd example of an Annunciation bust is now in the Hall of Shame.
- A photo of the white-and-gold version of the Little Angel was discovered.
- The mysterious early-1990s Cherub Ornament has been de-mystified (and earned an entry in the Body Snatching post.)
- Two different mold sources for the 1950s Oremus Hands plaque have been identified.
- The formerly anonymous early Southern-belle child has been given a name, age, and a mold-company source.
- A link to the Contact the Archive form has been added to the bottom of every post.
- 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.
- A third 1950s angel baby and a pair of rococo cherub plaques have flown into the Angels post.
- As expected, a 1950s singing nun has now joined her praying compatriot.
- Also from the 1950s is a previously-unknown madonna and child book-plaque
- Check out the new photos of, and intriguing question posed by, the Hummingbird!
- A specially-decorated ‘award’ version of Richard the Lionheart has come to light
- Some identification details about the four versions of The Pope were revised.
- A never-before-pictured late 1940s black glazed tea set can now be seen!
- The earliest known (1950s) full-figure child piece has been discovered.
- 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.
- Additional information about a group of wide-bottom vases with non-Cybis markings.
- Updated the highest known sculpture number of First Born, Virginia Dare.
- A photo of a Hall of Fame Lady Macbeth has (finally!) been found.
- Three experimental/OOAK colorways of various open editions: Heidi, Lucy Locket and Kitty Fisher.
- A 1950s madonna bust joined the Hall of Shame; but should it be there??
- An odd painting quirk on Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ has been discovered.
- New discovery: Mother Most Admirable with Halo!
- There is now a cheat-sheet to identify the various re-issues of the “madonna with lace veil” bust.
- Better photos of the 1950s 7″ Jesus and Mary companion busts were added.
- At last, a photograph of the OOAK Crown Crested Crane has been found!
- Design Number List updated (and a typo fixed.)
- 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.
- A never-released late-1960s pair of quail now lives in Later Birds.
- A color photo of the 1964 Saint Peter was added.
- Two alternate colorways of the Liberty Bell are now shown.
- A comparison between the Holland and Atlantic molds for a 1950s Cybis Jesus bust and Madonna bust are shown.
- The purported “international editions” of Cybis sculptures has been debunked.
- Several new photos of color 1950s nativity pieces have been added, including one of a complete set.
- Photos of several 1940s folk toys were added.
- The years during which Cybis gummed stickers were used has been narrowed down.
- A newfound 1940 review of Boleslaw Cybis’ restaurant has been added to the post.
- Two papka female heads were added to 1940s Papka & Porcelain.
- A dark ‘mystery shorebird’ joined the Later Birds flock.
- An attractive, alternate-color artist’s proof of the Chess Set’s King was discovered.
- An alert about the condition of most Humpback Whale pieces was added.
- 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.
- Twenty posts were updated with various sculpture information such as retirement/closing years and prices, and/or the original designer’s name.
- Production details about the Bull ‘God of the Thunderbolt’ were expanded.
- Better images of the Australian Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were added.
- A new knockoff of the Madonna with Bird entered the Hall of Shame.
- The production history of Thumbelina received a major update.
- Yet another rose-accented madonna bust joined the crew of 1950s pieces.
- A charming late-1950s quail has been added to the Early Birds flock.
- Multiple new photos of the 1950s and the early-2000s Guardian Angel figures were added.
- Updated the highest known numbered Virginia Dare.
- Three mysterious Cybis signature formats were discovered.
- More details (and an unusual version!) of the Hippo ‘T.G.I.F’ have been added.
- The question of whether the Golden Clarion Lily was or wasn’t produced with a base is examined.
- A list of Cybis design numbers was added to the Archive.
- A 1950s Egg Box with an unusual decoration was added.
- Better and additional photos of a Mother Most Admirable with Halo have been obtained.
- A very unusual small 1950s angel has been discovered.
- The rarely-seen white bisque Peter Pan is now illustrated.
- The multiple designers of Berengaria have been identified.
- A blue version of Abigail Adams has been discovered.
- A pair of early, unreleased skiers designed by Ispanky for Cybis now starts the Sports Figures post.
- The studio’s usage of the A.P. / AP (artist’s proof) designation has been corrected based on new evidence.
- An unusual case of early branch-snatching was added to the Body Snatching tally.
- Added a white-and-gold 1950s bird marked M.B. Cybis to Early Birds
- Yet another item was added to the Body Snatching tally.
- Added two newfound 1950s madonna-and-child sculptures.
- One new 1950s angel joined the overview.
- Added a group/composite photos of the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments.
- Two detailed descriptions of the art in Boleslaw’s 1940 NYC restaurant were added to this post.
- An additional case of branch-snatching was found.
- A new bird flew into the Hall of Shame, as well as a birdless Madonna With Bird knockoff.
April 2019: no additions
- Better photos of the circa-1990s Little Chick and Baby Duckling joined the Later Birds flock.
- Added an early example of the Blue Vireo Building Nest.
- Updated production-years information about the Cordey lighted Christmas trees.
- Attention was called to extra firing holes present in some Good Queen Anne pieces.
- An unusually colored On Cue was added to the Ballerinas post.
- A newfound 1950s singing angel was added.
- Two Lefton China copies of Cybis pieces are now on display in the Hall of Shame.
- Updated/additional photos added of the Knight in Shining Armor.
- Additional examples of and details about the Angels in Adoration.
- A 1950s signature on a 1960s Head of Boy and Head of Girl.
- A new name added to the Honor Roll.
- Actual height of the 1950s Great Horned Owl corrected.
- Additional photograph of and commentary about the wood Stable that was available for the 1980s Nativity Set.
- A group photo shows the relative sizes of the Cybis heart boxes.
- Updated information about Beau Brummel
- 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.
- 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.
- Added a new Dove to the Later Birds and Body Snatching posts.
- A second version of an Immaculate Heart of Mary bust was added to the 1950s madonnas.
- A black-painted example of the Cybis signature was discovered.
- An excellent photo of the Oremus Hands plaque was added.
- 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.
- 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.
- We have three more instances of Body Snatching.
- A new Hippo variant is now in the Menagerie.
- A second example of the Mandolinist joined the papka Angelic Orchestra.
- Added 1989 and 1990 issue years and/or issue prices to 14 sculptures in various categories.
- Two new items were added to Body Snatching.
- A color photo of the male Carolina Paroquet was discovered.
- Another new item was added to Cybis Publications.
- Some non-eBay suggestions for Selling Your Cybis are now included.
- Several new items were added to the Cybis Publications post.
- A photo of the Nixon Library & Museum’s artist proof Chess Set was added.
- Newfound details about Cinderella, Belle of the Ball were learned.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A fine example of a 1950s Egg Box was added to the Decorative Eggs post and also cited in Giftware.
- Photos of an additional full-color Saint Francis with Doves and Lambs were added.
- A new item was added to the Hall of Shame.
- The Holiday Children post received its final revision and updating, including a new photo of one of the later issues.
- 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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