A piece of glass has turned up in a Charity shop in the UK with a forged P. Ysart signature
. The glass is obviously unrelated to the Ysart's glassware but it could well have been a practice piece.
The signature in this case is a copy of those shown on the site at http://www.ysartglass.com/PaulYsart/PYover.htm
except that it looks like it was done with an electric engraver.
PLEAE NOTE: Any signed Paul Ysart weight WILL come from a collector who was keen enough to travel to Wick and have the weight signed by him. No weights were signed for any other reason.
So - if you are offered a Paperweight with such a signature and no verifiable provenance treat it with extreme caution.
I am willing to consider putting on site details and image of all weights that were signed by Paul Ysart. However, before adding them I will need to check that the weights are genuine and that the provider is genuine. If making such a submission please give a full a history as possible - no personal details of the owner will be retained once a weight has been verified and added to the page. Optionally the weights provenance will be shown. e.g Holt collection, signed by P Ysart on visit to Wick June 1987. (Fictitious example Kevin)
Please give feedback in this forum if you think this would be useful or not. Also, do you think I should show the signatures with the weight?