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I am collecting Takahashi original pins and am tdsrying to connect with other collectors to trade or sell duplicates. If you can let me know who I can contact or anyone reading the Guest Book have duplicates or pins/pin sets they would like to sell, I would be honored to include in my own family collection. I am here is Virginia and never see any pins at estate auctions or in antique stores.
- Cathy Bayliss, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 1:21PM
I was a friend of the Takahashi family. I spent time in their home in Garden Grove, CA and I was friends with the sons. The largest bird carved was a Scissor-tail flycatcher. Mr. $ Mrs. T. made it as a gift for Cindy Butterfield who now lives in Arisona. It is over 8 inches long. I have 30 birds and I know that the most expensive was $35 at the time. I asked Mrs. T. if she would do a Wood Duck for me. When it was finished she made it a gift. Lovely, kind people. Tim Kraushaar Seal Beach, CA
- Timothy Kraushaar, Fri, 16 Mar 2018 9:24PM
My first Bird Pin was given to me by my girlfriend Mary Yashioka in 1946. She and her family had been in an internment camp in California where her family learned the art of carving and painting little birds pins. When she came to my school in Lawndale California in 1946 we became best friends. She gave me a little bird pin that was resting on a twig. Her father had carved the little bird while they were in the camp. I loved my little yellow bird pin. It was so beautiful. It was taken from me in 1970 during a home break in. I was devistated. It was taken from hand, but it will always remain in my heart.
When I found out about the Takahashi Bird Pins In 2012 I started my flock. I now have about 60 Takahashi Bird Pins and looking for more to add to my beautiful flock. I treasure them with all my heart. What a wonderful tresure the Takahashi's left us to love as they did.
Thank You, Mr & Mrs Takahashi. Your art will live forever and give so many such joy. We Honor You.
- Sherry Olson, Fri, 25 Jan 2013 6:28PM
I have two Takahashi birds that belonged to my Grandmother many years ago - they were her treasures and she wore one or the other always, so they hold very special memories for me. I knew they were special, but did not realize just how special until I started researching them on the web. I now have them framed, with the history of their creation, and how my Grandma acquired them "around WWII time-frame and how everyone was wearing them" in my Grandmother's writing on the back of the frame. My only problem is, I'm not sure which birds they are. I believe one is a bluebird, but don't recognize the second. I love both of them, though, and will always treasure "my Takahashi birds."
- Vivian Ryan | firstname.lastname@example.org, Sun, 21 Aug 2011 2:08AM
Hey Carol..... I just Googled Takahashi birds and I found this site. Well I hope all is well!
- David Takahashi, Thu, 30 Dec 2010 8:39AM
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