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Antiquing Bird Style

Check out these antique bird collectibles

By Connie Cho

There is no time like the present to start building your avian antique collection. Hunting down that rare collectible can be a fun adventure. Whether the hunt involves scouring flea markets, exploring online auctions or trading with other collectors, your appreciation of birds will shine through in any beautiful piece. This month, BIRD TALK shows you some beautiful examples of the Bird-themed antiquesvintage pieces waiting out there. 



A late 1800-to early 1900-era bronze and brass Victorian inkwell with perched parakeet procured from Germany. Contact: Antique Beak, www.antiquebeak.com





Bird-themed antiquesA mid-1800’s porcelain plate from Germany featuring a hand-painted rose-breasted cockatoo. Contact: Antique Beak,
www.antiquebeak.com





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A wooden jewelry box from the 1920s featuring a lithograph of a parrot standing with elegant ladies. Contact: Antique Beak, www.antiquebeak.com


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Art Deco (circa 1920s to 1930s) table lamp of a parrot holding a cage. It is made of hand-painted metal with an onyx ball in the center. Contact: Antique Beak, www.antiquebeak.com



Bird-themed antiquesAmazon parrots perch on this mid-to-late 1800s Victorian Epergne of a pressed glass vase and hand-painted metal base. Contact: Antique Beak, www.antiquebeak.com



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Panteek houses a rare collection of vintage bird prints for sale to the public, including Brisson Martinet’s “East Indies lory and Senegal” print, a military macaw print by W.T. Greene and print of Amazons and a hawk-headed parrot by Schinz. Contact: Panteek, (888) PANTEEK, www.panteek.com

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Really neat!
C, T, TN
Posted: 2/8/2010 4:59:28 AM
I like the prints!
Jennifer, Baltimore, MD
Posted: 11/24/2008 4:48:47 PM
This stuff is very cool. I love antiques and I love birds. When the two come together, hide the checkbook!
Kait, Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 12/2/2007 8:30:09 PM
what a quaint idea...nice article
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 11/25/2007 11:06:25 PM
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