Steinbach Kangaroo Nutcracker

We recently ran across one of the most rare Steinbach nutcrackers made in the last 30 years. IMAG0024 IMAG0017

This fabulous nutcracker was originally created for a company in Australia. They commissioned 500 pieces to be made.  Shortly after the first shipment of around 200 pieces they remaining order was cancelled.  Steinbach was left with 70 more pieces that were already made and ready to ship.  These 70 pieces were then sold to a few select stores here in the US.  Here at Mt Olympus Clock Shop we were privileged to receive some of the remaining nutcrackers. The few we had sold very quickly and were all signed by Christian during his visit in November of 1990.




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Having a nutcracker Signed by Herr Steinbach was always a fun experience. Christian was always a lively character and had many fun stories to tell.






These Hearts were drawn by Herr Steinbach when he signed the piece in 1990.




This heart and the symbols underneath have started the wear over the years.




The Kangaroo nutcracker is truly a fun and rare piece that should be truly valued by any Steinbach collector.

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New For 2015

Happy New Year from Mt Olympus Clock Shop!

All of us here hope the new year is a great one for you and yours. As usual with the new year we are busy with inventory and ordering for the new year. We just got back from Atlanta after attending the 2015 Americasmart gift show. We found many great and wonderful things. Much of the time we spent wishing we had more room for new things in our store. We did get our first look at the new Steinbach and Ulbricht nutcrackers for 2015 and we are excited for what is coming in this year.

New Steinbach Nutcrackers for 2015

Our favorite new nutcracker from Steinbach. We figured this nutcracker is right up our alley. A true German Santa with a fun cuckoo clock and nutcracker. It is almost like they wanted to make a nutcracker just for us. The name it was labeled with is “Tyrolean Santa” we reminded them there is already a Tyrolean Santa from about 10 years ago and suggested a new name such as “Black Forest Santa”
The night before Christmas was written in first person. This year we will meet the story teller himself. Here he is standing next to a warm fire dressed in his night cap.



The new piece for all of those collecting the Horror Legends series is The Wolf Man.


For the last 8 years we have longed for a new Star Wars nutcracker and here it is, The Storm Trooper! The Storm Trooper is pending licensor approval, if all goes well we should expect him to arrive just before the new Star Wars movie. (Play Star Wars theme now)



Clara is the newest addition to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.


This guy may look like he comes from Legend but because of licencing issues he will just be known as The Viking. He is the first piece in the new Warrior series.


Calling all Downton Abbey fans. Mr Carson is ready to serve. This 1000 piece limited edition is sure to sell fast, since Downton Abbey has become the most popular drama in the history of the Public Broadcasting Service


Any guess on who this famous mobster is? The great Al Capone the first of the new Famous Villains series.



Something a little Different from Steinbach, Winter Frost Snowman is the first in the New Snowman series.




There are many other new non-limited pieces coming from Steinbach as well. Here are a few of the pieces we were able to preview: Hansel, Skier, Barrister and Mexican.

New Ulbricht Nutcrackers


Ulbricht is re-introducing the Christmas Carol series. The first two pieces available later this year are Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.

Ulbricht has many new Santa nutcrackers coming in 2015. This is one of our favorites.
This exciting and unique piece is named Grey Merlin.

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Here are a few other of the many new nutcrackers coming from Christian Ulbricht. Take a good look at the nutcrackers and feel free to make comments about what you think. Do you have any favorites?

A couple of Jr. size nutcrackers that are sure to draw a lot of interest. A new Snow-globe Santa and a Fun Bavarian Clockmaker.


We will continue to post as the year rolls forward and let you know about exciting things that arrive. We will also try to highlight other products we carry and give helpful tips.


Thanks for visiting our new blog!