When the Whales were introduced as the 1992 SCS Annual Edition, SCS membership was steadily increasing in numbers. More Swarovski fanatics were becoming members in this exciting Swarovski Club.
The authentic Swarovski Whales Certificate was the second certificate to be like a stapled pamphlet, with each page featuring a different language: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Flemish, and Chinese. The certificate has a mostly-white cover and measures 5.5” high and 3.5” wide. The first page of the Whales Certificate features a picture of the Annual Edition, which can be matched up with the picture on the Swarovski Whales Box.
The reference number for the Whales certificate, assigned by Swarovski, is located on the reverse side of the certificate in a tiny font. Officially, the Swarovski Whales certificate is DO4MM92XX. The Whales ‘Care For Me’ Certificate can also be found using another reference #DO1X921C, which was originally used in the Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski insurance price guide.
With respect to availability and replacement value, the SCS Swarovski Whales Certificate is not presently available at reputable broker site or auction sites in the USA. At Crystal Exchange America, the last ones sold were in the range of $50 – $100. Crystal Exchange America recommends buying Swarovski SCS AE figurines as a complete package with original box and original certificate.