Special Golden Crested Kinglet -type birds by Oiva Toikka
Here is a selection of Golden Crested Kinglet -type birds by Oiva Toikka. Two of these are signed for companies. All are signed.
These birds are all about the same size. They are bigger than the ordinary Golden Crested Kinglets but are clearly smaller the Little Terns, and the tail of the Little Tern of course is different from those of the Kinglets. We show photos with all three sizes of birds for comparison. Except for the blue one, these birds all have more or less lustre, over a mosaic like basic pattern,
A. has a stunning strong copper lustre all over, except for on the underside, which is green marbled. This bird has a spotted area on the breast. It has the head somewhat funnily positioned. It is ca 105 x 65mm. It is signed in handwriting O. Toikka Nuutajärvi Töölön Matkatoimisto Oy (= a travel agency).
B. is black with small different coloured freckles. It is slightly smaller than the other four, ca 88 x 50mm. It is signed in handwriting O. Toikka Nuutajärvi Raahe Steel (= a steelmaking plant in Raahe city in Finland).
C. is beautyfully marbled in many shades of forest colors. It has almost no lustre features. It is ca 95 x 65mm and is signed in handwriting O. Toikka Nuutajärvi.
D. is metallic in both silver and copper, but the closer you get to the bottom the more of the marbled pattern shines through. It is ca 100 x 65mm, and this bird is signed by sand blasting O. Toikka Nuutajärvi.
E. is a blue one. Size ca 102 x 65mm. Signed by sand blasting O. Toikka Nuutajärvi.