White Bird Kite

by Sue
(Claremont, ON, Canada)


Q:

Hi Tim: My deceased husband purchased a 55" White Bird Kite, a unicorn while we were vacationing in California in the early 80's. I now wish I had taken a pic of the tiny kite shop that we bought it from, it was amazing.

My husband never flew it, it still is in the White Bird bag with a couple of spools and string. Family members are not interested in it including my older grandkids and wondering if you would know a collector of these kites who would wish to purchase it and enjoy.

I have checked EBay and Kijiji to give me some idea of its value but no results of anything similar. 'Judi' is the name of the artist on the kite!

A:

I have found an old website, possibly not updated since 2007, that lists a Deluxe Diamond from White Bird with the unicorn decoration. Apparently it was available in blue, red and purple. It sold for $25.50 then, but I am unsure of its current value.

Perhaps our resident White Bird expert Corgimas would care to comment? ;-)

As for collectors, I am not in regular contact with any - but there is a notable kite museum in Canada, whose owner once contacted me. You could see if he knows anyone - that's possible since he is more of a networker than myself... The museum itself houses relatively rare kites, so White Star Diamonds probably won't find a place there.

So, anyone out there interested in giving a good home to a mint-condition White Bird Diamond kite? Any collectors?

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Mar 23, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Baby gurl, if you still have it fly that thing for you and for your (late) husband; let it soar!

Nov 27, 2012
55" Diamond...
by: Tim Parish

Erm... it's a 55" Diamond, not a 50' Dragon - although Sue did initially type in 55' by mistake!

Nov 27, 2012
White Bird Dragon
by: Corgimas

Yes... please feel free to give me a holler with details! rob AT windsweptkites DOT com

(I was a long time retailer and still a collector of White Bird's pieces!)

White Bird's 55' dragon kites retailed for ~90-100$ and in good condition should hold that value. Please shoot me a pic!

Good winds
r

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