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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005, 10:13:08 PM »
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... Have you come across any plain paper makers labels with just a product number ? or original price on them ? maybe with a company name written in pen ?


Hi Peter,
Yea I have, some with just numbers written in pen, or typed numbers.
I have 2 or 3 pieces with actual prices, and labels intact, but I packed those up a while ago. They are a Barbini lighter set of 3 pieces, and on the labels underneath they were priced at $6 each in pencil. Which was their original price in the 50's. Unfortunately I never got around to take photos of them. Since they were in Mint condition I decided to packed them back up.
I'll see what other labels I have with written numbers on them and I'll post them. Usually they would be gereric paper labels with just "Made in Italy" on them.
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2005, 05:28:36 AM »
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Javier,  Without looking through the summerhouse of horrors, here's the only sticker I can find.  

http://tinypic.com/67p4zm.jpg


Hi Max,
Here are the labels... I couldnt find the piece that has both of them intact, but this one has the 2 labels in very good shape.

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gfaflabl.jpg)


Here is another label, underneath a Seguso "style" fish on pedestal.

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/firenze.jpg)

Im unsure what the 1st part is, but the last part seems to be "nuova" and "firenze" underneath.

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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2005, 05:30:53 PM »
Firenze is Italian for Florence, so I imagine it was made there.
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2005, 07:02:07 PM »
Thanks David,
I kind of firgured that one out, but wndered what the first letters in front of "-------nuova" are. Any guess? Im afraid that was the best photo I could take. The green is a bit faded so its also silvery like the letters so its pretty hard to read.
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2005, 07:54:11 PM »
From what I can make out, it reads:

3vigndnuova

'nuova' is new, but the rest doesn't scan. Is that a '3' at the beginning?

But I'm also wondering if the large central 'K' could mean anything significant? Any Florentine glass makers beginning with 'K'?
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2005, 06:43:26 AM »
Hi David,
Yea it looks like a 3, maybe a B or a Z? I know in German the Z can look a bit like a 3, but no idea if in Italian it is used the same way. Maybe someone out there knows a bit more Italian or has come across the label. Also have no idea what the "K" is, the gallery logo?

Quote from: "paradisetrader"
... Have you come across any plain paper makers labels with just a product number ? or original price on them ? maybe with a company name written in pen ?


Hi Peter, Here's some of them

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/madeinitaly.jpg)

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/rectangle.jpg)

(http://www.svazzo.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/segusorectngle.jpg)

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2005, 08:22:26 AM »
Maybe the mark is Bvigndnuova like Bvlgari One of the hot designers right now (helps to have a teenage fashionista)  :wink:


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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2005, 09:45:50 AM »
Hi Javier,

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Also have no idea what the "K" is, the gallery logo?


A good point: it could be a Gallery/Dealer label rather than a maker. Doesn't entirely rule it out as being Murano then.

The 'z' character in German normally applies to lower-case only and then has a flat-top. Purely a German character though to the best of my knowledge.

Grayhorse: nice idea - must admit I did think Russian... except for the mention of Firenze, of course  :wink:  but it is possibly a stylistic character.

For some reason I'm not being informed of all the updates to this board (not just this thread) so I might be a bit late replying.
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2005, 09:59:50 AM »
Bvlgari (Bulgari) is an Italian company  8)

Edited to add:  I was wrong Bvlgari Perfumes was found in Switzerland in 1993  :roll:

The point I was trying to make is that a "u" is sometimes written like a "v" for flaire or marketing - gives the illusion of exotic.


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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2005, 10:03:04 AM »
Yes, I realise that - I was referring to the '3' character from Javier's label looking rather Russian  :)
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