White Bird Kite
(Claremont, ON, Canada)
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!
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?