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Author Topic: Mats Jonasson Chickadee Paperweight - Year?  (Read 1919 times)

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Connie

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Mats Jonasson Chickadee Paperweight - Year?
« on: January 08, 2006, 10:29:30 PM »
I think this is a Mats Jonasson Chickadee ? Paperweight .  It is signed MJ Sweden 7204 or maybe 1204

Do you know the year it was made?  It is 3 inches high and 3 inches wide.  I have  searched on line and haven't been able to find this particular weight.

Paperweight

Signature

I need a better picture of the base but maybe you can read it.

Thank you  :)

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Mats Jonasson Chickadee Paperweight - Year?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006, 09:45:18 AM »
I finally found it.

It is not a chickadee but a Blue Tit   :oops:
http://www.topgifts.com/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?cart_id=%%cart_id%%&xm=on&ppinc=MJ&p=MJ-BIRD


I think it was made in 2003 and there seems to be a variance in price :?

I would still like info on the numbering system.  So far I have not found any information on how Jonasson numbers the pieces.

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Mats Jonasson Chickadee Paperweight - Year?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006, 11:57:44 AM »
Connie, Mats has a website here http://www.matsjonasson.com/engindexhtml.htm - with a Contact page, it may be worth e-mailing them and asking for more info?

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006, 12:15:08 AM »
I heard back from Mats Jonasson Maleras. The number on the bottom is just an article number and has no significant meaning as to date, etc.  They did tell me that 9204 (the one I have) was introduced in 1981 and retired a few years ago.

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Mats Jonasson Chickadee Paperweight - Year?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006, 03:27:31 AM »
Connie, I am pleased that you had a response to your query and have found out the date for the Blue Tit paperweight. It's a very nice engraving, too.

For a bit of (unnecessary?) extra info ...

With my newfound birdwatcher hat on, and after much searching for information, I agree that the American Chickadee is a member of the Titmouse family, and it does indeed share the same scientific family name. But some American authorities use one Latinised name and others use another. So it's even more confusing than just the English naming that Lustrousstone pointed out.

But, in all the online references I have found, none describe or illustrate the Chickadee in all its forms. They all mention only the Black-Capped Chickadee, which is the commonest. In size and colouring this bird more closely resembles the European Marsh or Willow Tit (which are almost indistiguishable from each other) but the Chickadee has a larger black "bib" on the throat. The Chickadee gets its name from its call ... "Chick-a-dee-dee-dee" (so the info tells me).

The European Blue Tit is a prettier little thing with blue and grey to the back and wings, yellow underparts and white head with black outlining and eye-stripe and a dusty blue cap.

If ever I get over to the US again, I will definitely be on the lookout for the Chickadee, even though it may not be as colourful as our lovely little Blue Tit. :D
KevinH

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