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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 11:25:03 PM »
Probably  :huh:


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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 10:24:37 AM »
I seem to remember from the talk Dave Moir gave to the NPS last year that he was certainly involved in pulling canes. He also described how various one-off weights were made when the bosses were not around! Hence some of the interesting weights he still owns.

Leni - I don't know what Paperweight books you own, but the history of Vasart / Strathearn / Perthshire and who worked at them is discussed in some of them (eg Scottish Paperweights by Bob Hall, Paperweights from Great Britain by John Simmonds, though not in intricate detail), and then there is the family tree of scottish makers that Dave Webber has put together (in a PCA Bulletin). Here is a link to my general collectors and Paperweights Book list: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/collectorssite-21.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 01:40:12 PM »
Thank you, Alan.  I recently bought the Perthshire Paperweights book, but I haven't got Bob's book, or the Paperweights of Great Britain.  Perhaps Bob will have a copy of his for sale at Gaydon!  I'll look out for them both.  I clearly need them!  ::)

I have the PCA 2005 Annual Bulletin with Dave Webber's article about a rare Jack Allan weight.  Which bulletin was Dave's 'family tree' in?  Could I get hold of a copy? 
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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2007, 12:52:51 PM »
Hi Leni

In my opinion no-one can have too many paperweight reference books! I don't think Bob will be at Gaydon, as he is not very well.  Sweetbriar may have the books, but it is worth checking via the link I posted what the cheapest second hand price is.

Regarding Dave Webber's article (The Evolution of Scottish Paperweight Makers), it was first in the PCA 2000 Bulletin, then appeared updated in the 2003 Bulletin.

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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2007, 01:18:09 PM »
Thanks, Alan.  Sorry to hear Bob's not well.  Will we see you at Gaydon? 

I'll certainly have a look for Bob's book, and also see if I can get hold of the 2003 Bulletin. 
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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2008, 02:21:24 PM »
Has anyone heard if Bob is feeling better? I was only thinking about him this morning...


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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2008, 03:42:14 PM »
Hi.

I spoke to Bob Hall earlier today.  He is much improved, and looking forward to starting his hospital-based rehabilitation treatment shortly. I gather that could last 3 months or more though.

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Re: Anyone tell me anything about this Strathearn?
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2008, 03:52:12 PM »
 thank you !  I am pleased to hear that and hope that all continues to go well for him.

Could you try to keep us posted?



 



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