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Offline cfosterk

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007, 02:43:07 PM »

What do you mean not for long? Its a shame if you're going to have to sell your glass collection!

I presume ebay? If so place make sure you post via the market place!!

Offline tamefox

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2007, 05:22:00 PM »
Hi folks,

The first use of ecthed markings like these was in 1977, presumably introduced for the anniversary weights, to give an air of formality.

Having said that, some have this etching (like Crown Bubble and Jubilee Moonflower), but others are still fully hand engraved (like several Jubilee floating crown examples I've seen).

It's not clear what the policy was (if any) but 1977 Lobster has also been seen etched  with the three-row etching:
<name of weight>

Etching was then introduced to all unlimited weights in 1978, and some limited weights.
It seems to be random whether Limited weights were etched or hand engraved- but it may be Perth/Wick variances


Offline Frank

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2007, 06:15:02 PM »
Are you sure its etched, looks more like sandblasted with a stencil.
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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2007, 08:22:44 PM »
oops - perhaps loose terminology....   ..or different varieties of etching...?

I use the term 'etched' to mean any kind of eroding technique (are the definitions used in discussion on here more tight than that?)

Etching  on metal can be by sand erosion or laser or acid etch,

In this case (CG paperweight base markings)  I mean etched by sandblasting with a stencil - not acid etched.....




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