A Reflection on Rare Black Forest Clock Acquisitions in 2011

Happy New Year from Blackforestclocks.org !

Now that 2011 is behind us, we are looking forward to 2012 with great excitement. The start of the new year brings so many possibilities, and the continued hunt for rare Black Forest clocks awaits us. As we move forward into the new year, and the upcoming release of our new book Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks in just a few short months, we want to take a moment to reflect on 2011.

2011 was great in many ways, but it was unquestionably one of the best years for new acquisitions to our permanent collection that we have ever had. We have many to thank for helping us in this continued endeavor to track down these rarities.  While we purcahsed many clocks this year, we wanted to share the 12 best finds for 2011 in a quick photo gallery. All of these clocks are now apart of our growing collection, and additional details about each one of them can be accessed through our website.

As always, we are constantly looking for additional clocks for our collection. If you have a Black Forest clock that you think we may be interested in please contact us through out website. We also want to remind you that we pay finders fees for any lead that ends in an acquisition… so if you know where a great clock is please contact us.

Best,

Justin J. Miller

This Rare Beha shelf clock with eye automation (augenwender) was made C. 1860. It was found in California, and added to our collection in 2011.

This rare Black Forest shield automata known as a “butcher clock” or “Metzger-uhr” was made C. 1840. It was found in Europe and added to the collection in 2011.

This heavily carved shelf cuckoo was made by Johann George Beha C. 1870. It was found in California and added to our collection in 2011.

This rare and unusual Sorg clock “Sorguhr” was made in 1837. It was found in Washington and added to our collection in 2011.

This rare Black Forest apostle clock was made by Gordian Hettich Sohn (GHS) C. 1890-1900. It was found in New York in 2011.

This early Black Forest picture clock with eye automation (Augenwender) was made in the late 1850′s to 1860. It was found in the Canary Islands in 2011.

This rare Emilian Wehrle Rooster clock was made C. 1885. It was found in Ohio in 2011.

This rare Black Forest shiled automata known as a “Glockenschläger-Uhr” was made c. 1820-1830. It was found in Utah in 2011.

This Rare and previously published Black Forest soldier clock was made C. 1890. It was found in California in 2011.

This very rare and early Black Forest cuckoo clock has a full wooden wheel movement and a paper shield. It was made C. 1780. It was found in Italy in 2011.

This rare Black Forest owl clock was made C.  1890. It was found in Ohio in 2011.

This magnificent Beha cuckoo clock with Angelus strike and monk automata  was made C. 1870. It was located in California in 2011.

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