Aug 212011
 

The Swarovski Bald Eagle (Numbered Limited Edition in 2011) is a spectacular statuette by Heinz Tabertshofer .  These Bald Eagle figurines have a unique number engraved on the crystal base, and a matching special Swarovski Certificate stating the edition number.  The Swarovski Bald Eagle exceeds 11″ in height.  Its accessories include gloves, brochure, and a locking blue storage case.

Swarovski Bald Eagle, NLE 2011

Swarovski Bald Eagle

This crystal Bald Eagle is a Swarovski NLE, limited to 10,000 units.  It was initially available to SCS members only, but beginning in July, 2011, any Swarovski collector can purchase it in a store or online at the Swarovski site.

The Swarovski Bald Eagle has come with some criticism by Swarovski crystal fanatics.  Many are not sure that they like the colored figurines.  And some are quite skeptical since the last couple of NLEs were not near-immediate sell-outs, instead taking nearly a year to close out inventory (some speculate that they never sold out).  At the MSRP of $3800, my opinion is that you should REALLY like it before making the purchase.

Other SCS Number Limited Edition figurines include:

  • Swarovski Eagle, NLE 1995
  • Swarovski Peacock, NLE 1998
  • Swarovski Wild Horses, NLE 2001
  • Swarovski Bull, NLE 2004
  • Swarovski Elephant, NLE 2006
  • Swarovski Rhinoceros, NLE 2008

If you are wanting to add the Swarovski Bald Eagle to your crystal collection, go to CrystalExchange.com and view the  category Collector Society / SCS, then sub-category Annual and Limited Editions.  The Bald Eagles on the Crystal Exchange America web site are priced under the MSRP of $3800.

Apr 062011
 

Swarovski stores have been accepting orders for the Swarovski Bald Eagle from their SCS customers since mid-February.  Beginning April 11, 2011, it will be possible for Swarovski SCS members to place their order online at the Swarovski site.

Swarovski Bald Eagle, Limited Edition for 2011
Swarovski states that this is the largest colored, cut sculpture ever produced by the crystal brand.  I think it will be interesting to see if the ‘color’ excites Swarovski collectors, or if they pass on the opportunity to purchase because they personally prefer the ‘clear’ sculptures.  I hear both sides from our customers.
The Swarovski Bald Eagle is the seventh Swarovski Numbered Limited Edition (of 10,000) issued by Swarovski since 1995.  Previous Swarovski NLE can be generally obtained on the secondary market:

So if you are an SCS member, you will have another option for ordering your Swarovski Crystal Bald Eagle.  If you are not an SCS member, you can join now, or simply wait 3 months (hoping that they do not sell out to Swarovski SCS members) and place your order online in July, 2011.

Feb 182011
 

Swarovski stores are actively contacting their SCS customers about placing an order for the Swarvoski NLE  2011 – the Swarovski Bald Eagle.

Swarovski Limited Edition Bald Eagle – SCS NLE for 2011

A store in Ohio has added the Swarovski Bald Eagle to their web site Limited Edition Bald Eagle.

This video on the Swarovski Bald Eagle is on YouTube:
From what we have heard, an SCS member may purchase more than one Swarovski Bald Eagle.  We’ve also heard that about 1/3 of the 10,000 Bald Eagles are allocated to SCS members in the USA.  Coming from our customers, a number of Swarovski members have already declined to purchase as they prefer a clear crystal limited edition figurine.

The Swarovski Bald Eagle is the seventh Swarovski Numbered Limited Edition (of 10,000) issued by Swarovski since 1995.  Other Swarovski NLE include:

So if you are highly interested to add the Swarovski Crystal Bald Eagle to your collection, you may wish to contact your favorite retailer real soon, ready with your SCS valid membership number, so that your order can be placed for the crystal figurine.  As Swarovski has done in the past with other NLE, after a short period of time, the Swarovski Bald Eagles will be offered online to non-SCS members.
Feb 072011
 

Within the past few days, one of our clients has received a number of phone calls from Swarovski retailers about placing his order for the Swarovski 2011 Numbered Limited Edition, the Swarovski Bald Eagle 2011.

Here’s some information about the Swarovski NLE Bald Eagle that the retailers shared:
  • The collector must supply his Swarovski SCS member number for the store to put in an order for the Swarovski Bald Eagle
  • The Swarovski 2011 NLE retails for nearly $4000.
  • Maximum production for the Swarovski NLE Bald Eagle is 10,000.
  • The 2011 NLE Swarovski Bald Eagle will come in a blue suitcase with a Swarovski Certificate of Authenticity and gloves.
  • The Swarovski NLE Bald Eagle uses colored crystal components.
  • The 2011 Swarovski Bald Eagle is sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Swarovski Designer for the Swarovski 2011 Bald Eagle is Heinz Tabertshofer.
I found this e-flyer on the internet for the Swarovski 2011 NLE Bald Eagle
The crystal brand has produced other Swarovski Eagle figurines:
Other Swarovski Numbered Limited Editions include: Swarovski NLE Eagle – 1995, Swarovski NLE Peacock – 1998, Swarovski NLE Wild Horses – 2001, Swarovski NLE Elephant – 2004, Swarovski NLE Bull – 2006, and Swarovski NLE Rhinoceros – 2008.
So if you are highly interested to add the Swarovski Crystal Bald Eagle to your collection, you may wish to contact your favorite retailer, ready with your valid SCS membership number, so that they can get your order in for this crystal figurine.  As the company has done in the past with other NLE, after a short period of time, they will begin offering it to non-SCS members.