The ‘Caring and Sharing’ Trilogy are the First SCS Annual Editions issued by Swarovski between 1987 and 1989.
Special plaques were issued for each ‘Caring & Sharing’ issue, each engraved with old sCs Edelweiss Logo & the name of the issue:
- Annual Edition 1987 “Togetherness” – the Lovebirds
Annual Edition 1988 “Sharing – the Woodpeckers
Annual Edition 1989 “Amour – the Turtledoves
They are navy in color on the backside with a fold-out hinge for standing; the front is a brushed silver in color with a navy border & lettering. Each one is 3 inches long and retailed separately for $4.50 & retired in 1990 at the completion of the series. Today, you could pay upwards to $200 for this plastic namesake.
A crystal plaque was also issued for the entire series, imrinted with the Swan logo and,’SCS Caring and Sharing First Series’
It is 2.75″ (69mm in size) and bears the Swan logo, issued and retired in 1989. It retailed for $27.50. Today, it can be bought on the Secondary Market for $150 – $225.
Also available were optional ‘Blue Velvet Stands’ for all 3 issues of this trilogy. These are Rare, even more so is seeing the Stand and Plaque issued together as a set. Each of the stands have a cut-out in the shape of the bottom of the issue for a perfect fit. These are packaged in the same envelope-like silver & blue colors of the box.
The top and bottom ends of the packets are the shape of a closed mouth and each packet contains the stand which is made of thin black plastic and felt.
The stand, on it’s own, is supposedly valued between $150-$200. Check with our CFC Highly Recommended Secondary Market Specialist and CFC member, at The Crystal Lodge, http://www.thecrystallodge.co.uk to see if any of these are in stock. Tell Alison we sent you!
‘Dealer Display Stands’ were also used for this First Trilogy from 1987 – 1989. Each stand is engraved ‘Annual Edition ‘with the year and name of the issue, and again it is molded for the piece to fit perfectly into each Blue Velvet stand. These are considered a RARE find by Crystal Fanatic Collectors.
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