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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2007, 05:11:50 PM »
Ah, but the Oregon ones have a handle in the shape of a troll, Anne....

bet yours is prettier....

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007, 05:13:17 PM »
It undoubtedly is, Lynne!  ;)



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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007, 01:27:28 AM »
The thing that catches my eye about Jos's weight is that the canes are bundled in hers.

Both weights are very lovely!
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 03:43:56 PM »
I thought I would add to this (rather long ago ...) post that I am clearing out some paperweights, including this dearly loved butterfly.. it will be up on eBay tonight for anyone who might still be interested to see it.


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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 05:09:25 PM »
Hi All,
          I am always dismayed by examples of a lack of courtesy, especially when the example is based only on "a little knowledge". So dangerous.

Let's recap:-

1) Whitefriars didn't include date canes before they were asked to by the USA distributor. Date canes became the norm for weights that were sold from 1970 onwards.
2) The OWL silhouette is much later than 1970 so would normally have a date cane.
3) Dave is right that setting trials often, but not always, had no date cane.
4) A lot of very nice weights were made in lunch hours and on Saturdays by WF staff (with the full knowledge of the managers), intended for their family and friends. I have several examples where later canes were used with an earlier silhouette to make a really nice weight. Most (buy not all) of these were made without a date cane to signify that they weren't stolen stock.

This weight is therefore either a setting sample or a weight made for the friends and family of a staff member. I would put my money on the latter. the main point however, is that it is a fine and striking weight.

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 05:24:21 PM »
Hi,  just attached an example of a staff weight for friends etc. with an odd silhouette and NO date cane.

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 05:37:40 PM »
I am considering selling this weight privately as I have been approached by a member.. would this upset anyone now I have mentioned that I would be auctioning it?

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 08:20:03 PM »
I don't think anyone should be upset...upset maybe they missed the opportuntiy to contact you like the other member did.  Working outside an auction is usually better for both parties anyway. Go for it!

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 08:27:11 PM »
Thank you M, I just felt embarrassed that I said, "here it is " in one breath, and then "no it isn't" in the next.

Like a pantomime!

 

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