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Author Topic: Sklo Union? (a bad case of non-buyers remorse?)  (Read 800 times)

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Offline Deb of Oz

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Sklo Union? (a bad case of non-buyers remorse?)
« on: January 28, 2008, 07:19:17 AM »
Hi All
It's the Australia Day long weekend here (BTW great weather) and I just logged on to check an ebay auction only to find it finished last night which was Sunday.

Sigh.

I am seeking both an identification and an emotion. Maker? and How should I feel?

Gutted: made by a glass master who died tragically young
Resigned: there'll be another along soon, but not at that price (A$10.50 + $16 postage)
Smug: one of millions of 'retro' items churned out in Chindia.

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ta muchly
Deb

Sklounion

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Re: Sklo Union? (a bad case of non-buyers remorse?)
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 07:24:50 AM »
Resigned is all you should feel, designed by a glass designer who died young, and not one of a million retro items made in Italy or China.
Yes, it was Sklo Union.
Regards,
Marcus

Offline Deb of Oz

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Re: Sklo Union? (a bad case of non-buyers remorse?)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 07:28:18 AM »
Thanks Marcus.
Sklo Union doesn't turn up as much out here as it does in the UK, so I expect it was a one off.
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Sklounion

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Re: Sklo Union? (a bad case of non-buyers remorse?)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 07:44:33 AM »
Australia was a major market, and a large amount of Sklo Union does turn up there. Glassexport had a dealership network set up before the mid-1950s, selling pressed glass as well as lead crystal from Podebrady and other Czechoslovakian factories. I certainly am aware of a couple of eBay sellers who handle a large number of pieces each year.
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Marcus

 

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