Author Topic: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek glassworks (Exnar) birds!  (Read 4185 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2012, 09:03:19 AM »
 ;)

But that's the joy of collecting, Anik - the excitement of finding each one.
It would be very dull indeed if you could just walk into a shop and buy them all at once.

(I need more weird flowers... :) )
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2012, 09:35:37 AM »
Oh, I know, Sue, but they very, very rarely show up anywhere. In my two years of obsessively observing glass on Aukro (a Czech on-line auction site) I have only come across one cat, and was horrendously outbid.  All the ones I've got have come from one seller in the States (via eBay), but it seems his stock of Exnar has dwindled away.  Pout, pout...  :(

It's a shame I wasn't a collector a few years back, and that I didn't know Beranek glass could be purchased at TK Maxx...  One phone call to my Mom, and she'd be at Winners (TK Maxx in Canada) buying the stock for me.  Sigh.
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2012, 09:50:49 AM »
It was only for a fairly short period soon after they opened that really good stuff could be found - it's been very thin on the ground for a long time, and the only reason for going there now is to check for stuff which might appear later in antiquey and collectable places being passed off as older.
I got both my Tarnoweic "waste-paper bins" there too.
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2012, 01:53:35 PM »
Hi Anik,
designer is Jan Exnar not Beranek :-)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2012, 06:15:21 PM »
Oh yes, I know Exnar is the designer of the wonderful animals...  I think my heading is misleading as I meant Beranek glassworks.  I'll ask a moderator to tweek it for me so that it reads "Beranek glassworks birds" or better "Exnar birds".

Thank you for taking a look, Jindrich.  You've been very much missed on the GMB.
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The last item to join my collection, at least for a little while... a rather ugly, but still perfectly charming, frog prince.

He's about 9,5cm tall, 10cm wide and weighs 557g.  I suppose Exnar designed him, though he isn't in the catalogue.

 :)
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You'll have to find him his princess!

He's very cute, I'd happily kiss him  :-* .... but could not be responsible for any consequences. ;)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Lol...  the first thing I did when I unpacked him was give him a big 'ol kiss in hopes that I'd see a change in fortune.  No such luck.  My son decided he'd have a go because I'm doing it wrongly -- apparently my eyes should be closed and not open.

When nothing happened, he decided it's obviously broken and that we should send it back.  ::)
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I've now got a total of 17 Exnar 'things'... It's gone from a happy little cluster, to a collection, to an obsession.  :-[   Here are the latest 5. 
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 :o :-* :o
I'm in love with your anteater!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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