Squirrel – Var 1 – Large Ears
The crystal acorn can be found in either paw, or both paws.
This squirrel was part of the ‘Rare Encounters’ series of animals & can be found with either the old Block SC or Swan logo.
Designed by Max Schreck & released in 1985, it retired in June, 2012.
It retailed in 1985 for $58.50, and through the years, the list price raised to $75.
It is valued at approximately $50 in today’s secondary market.
Squirrel – Var 2 – Small Ears
This version has smaller ears & the only difference to the one issued above is it was part of the Woodland Friends series, and retired in 1994. It retailed for $55 in 1985, and today it’s value is approximately $60. A so-called ‘expert’ in Swarovski Crystal once told me that this version would becom ‘valuable’ because of the small ears. It didn’t happen.
Squirrel – Var 3 – Black Nut – A FAKE
The black nut on the Squirrel is the same piece of crystal used in the eyes of the Frog Prince & can easily be switched by someone who knows what they are doing. It is believed this was accomplished by a former Swarovski employee. It has the Swan logo.
We believe this piece to be worthless, but you might see it selling in the Secondary Market for in excess of $500. Don’t Waste Your Money!
1997 Squirrel – 10th Anniversary – SCS
Issued in celebration of Swarovski Crystal Society’s 10 year Anniversary in 1997.
Designed by Anton Hirzinger, it is a Commemorative Edition, packaged with a black mirror signed by the designer, and only available to SCS members for one year. It has the Swan Logo with SCS on it and retailed for $140. Today it is valued at approximately $125.
Squirrel, Crystal Copper
Originally, this was a Silver Crystal issue as part of the ‘In the Secret Garden’ Grouping. Since then, Swarovski has AGAIN reorganized its categories and it is now part of the ‘Crystal Nature’ Grouping.
Issued in September 2012, this is Currently available in the retail marketplace. It initially listed for $85 in 2012, but has since increased in price to $90.
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