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Author Topic: Hot air balloon paperweight  (Read 2092 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Hot air balloon paperweight
« on: October 28, 2007, 02:21:27 PM »
I have recently acquired this weight - and would appreciate your comments:

(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/bonnin-maret-pw1-200.jpg) (http://www.seelentags.de/pw/bonnin-maret-pw4-200.jpg) (http://www.seelentags.de/pw/bonnin-maret-pw5-200.jpg) (http://www.seelentags.de/pw/bonnin-maret-pw6-200.jpg)
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I assume this to be Murano - confirmation or objection?
Anyone have a guess about the date - is 1984 likely (200th anniversary)?

Anyone into hot air ballooning? I could not find any info on an "imporant" flight for that date - do you know more about it (though this is not really this board's topic)?

Best regards  -  Wolf
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Re: Hot air balloon paperweight
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 02:51:27 PM »
Murano - yes.

Ferro & Lazzarini - could be any time from around mid-1970s (or even earlier?). 1985 quite possible.

They made many weights with this type of design (double garland around image), perhaps most being the "Zodiac" series.
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Re: Hot air balloon paperweight
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 02:52:40 PM »
These may know...
http://www.ballonpostzegels.nl/Engels/Divers/aardewerk.html
but their history page is under development...

One of these is supposed to have the same inscription http://www.goantiques.com/scripts/images,id,1479221.html
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Re: Hot air balloon paperweight
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 02:59:28 PM »
These may know...

Thanks - I had already sent them an email yesterday ;D.
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Re: Hot air balloon paperweight
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 05:37:12 PM »
This looks like the event Wuff, the balloon matches your weight image as does the date: http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10410920
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Engraving by Debuigne after a drawing by Sellon, showing a hot-air balloon, ‘Le Marseillos’, ascending from Marseilles in France on 8 May 1784.

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