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Offline janettekay

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English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« on: June 28, 2007, 04:16:18 PM »
Hi all,
I purchased this PW about 8 years ago--signed  edition number and England -but I can't read most of it....
I realize this is a commom design-but hoping someone can ID for me...
2  1/2" H  -matt finish base --some inclusions in glass...

TIA
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 04:53:17 PM »
Janette,
I personaly think this is chinese and somebody put the inscription on the base to increase the value.  I must say that the base does not look typical chinese to me.

I hope that somebody can come with a different explanation.
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 05:57:46 PM »
defo chinese, it looks like someone has tried to copy Paul Ysart sig
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 09:05:26 PM »
thanks all !!!  believe it or not-this was my first ebay purchase MANY years ago (and I did not purchase it thinking it was by anyone special) and the first PW of my now 100+ collection including some very fine ones if I do say so myself...
It is strange that I just now decided to find out about this one --but it seems that it serves as a great reminder that not everything is as it seems......
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 09:30:25 PM »
Janette,
I would still like to see a full pic of the base and if anyone has a similar weight a pic of that base.
This would allow one to compare and see if whoever did the scribling on the back ground it down or just wrote the nonsense.
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 10:32:46 PM »
will post bottom ASAP--working around some big storms right now-power flickering.....
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 01:10:40 AM »

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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 11:41:29 PM »
That is a modern Chinesed weight, regardless of who scribbled what on the base or why.

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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007, 11:57:28 PM »
I have a few Chinese weights with the bases finished that way -minus the bogus signature of course. I even have one with the base well polished.
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Re: English PW-Signed-But by Whom?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 12:22:21 AM »
Thanks to you both....now I know for sure...what I always suspected..
I have learned a lot in the years I have been collecting---and will always keep this "1st  purchase pw" as a reminder of what I used to buy......and to see how far I have come...........
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