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« on: July 08, 2005, 07:55:04 PM »
Just trying to positively rule out 1874 as the date of this paperweight.  It really looks like 1874 under a loop.  I know it is probably 1974, but wanted your opinion.  It really is in too good of condition to be that old, but I just don't want to miss out on somthing that special and I know very little about whitefriars.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005, 08:42:03 PM »
I'm no expert, but Whitefriars were making paperweights in the 1970's and IMHO this style and colour of glass doesn't really fit in with their products in the 1870's.

PS  I can't say whether this paperweight WF or not, sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005, 09:46:25 PM »
How about moving this to the paperweight forum?  Might get more attention  :shock:

Nice weight  :wink:  I'd like to hear from an expert for definite, but I am inclined to agree with Max on the date.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2005, 09:53:15 PM »
Hi

To me it clearly says 1974... which is well in keeping with this 1974 Whitefriars paperweight... style typical of their 1970's output and complete with the monk motif. Actually I cant quite work out why you think it might say 1874... ????
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2005, 09:59:33 PM »
This page may help you confirm your weight: http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/Millefiore/page.html

If not you could ask on the Is It Whitefriars? website: http://www.whitefriars.com/

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005, 10:23:39 PM »
Anne, thanks for that site - really useful, and heaps better than my book.

If Brywil1970's paperweight is WF, then I guess it must be P27, window with mitre cuts.  I hadn't seen that kind of cut between circular polished windows before - oooh!  I'm learning again!!  Someone hold me down!   :D  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2005, 12:36:37 PM »
Max, Yes I am figuring p27 for the shape

Anne, Thanks I didn't see the "is it WF link"

Guest, under a loop it looks more like 1847.  I know that is wishfull thinking, but just wanted to make sure.

I can't find out anything about the older weights, did they use the monk signature cane then?  No matter what I think it was a steal at $8 USD

Thanks for all the help what a great group of people.  I am a regular on Ebay's Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Board.  It is very helpfull board (and friendly) for finding info on almost any type of glass or pottery (especially american)  You guys should check it out sometime.  Your knowledgable opinions would definitely be welcome and appreciated.  Some well know authors hang out there time to time.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2005, 02:42:40 PM »
Quote from: "brywil1970"
No matter what I think it was a steal at $8 USD.

Thamks again, Bryan



Bryan

More like Grand Auto plus Highway Robbery....excellent purchase. Regarding using the monk cane 1n 1874 I dont think they did.


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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2005, 03:16:55 PM »
Hello Bryan

The whitefriars symbol on your paperweight is dated From 1963 to 1979 a paper label in the new graphic style with a stylised friar 'WHITEFRIARS HAND-MADE CRYSTAL' by this time the company had changed its name to Whitefriars Glass Ltd .

This link will help you see the dates of whitefriars' labels.

http://www.whitefriars.com/labels.php

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2005, 03:32:36 PM »
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Some well know authors hang out there time to time.

Thamks again, Bryan


Some well-known authors hang out here most of the time too Brian. ;)

Glad we were able to help with your paperweight query.  8)  

Paul Annenberg's site also has some useful info about Whitefriars paperweights... his father was a glassblower at Whitefriars and the site is fascinating.. take a look at http://www.zyworld.com/yellowbanana/Page9.htm for paperweight info.

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