I remember (to my eternal embarrassment and chagrin) when we first started to collect glass, we actually turned down a black plinth from a seller at a summer fete. The glass bowl was all we wanted (it was very cheap) and we said "thanks but no thanks" to the plinth.
OUCH!!! :roll: That must have hurt when you kicked yourselves after the event! :cry:
Gareth, you bring up a good point about them being used as ashtrays by some people. Since my major source of glass is from car boots :oops: :oops: :oops: , I don't give ashtrays a second glance - unless they are of the gloopy Murano type, which can double up as small bowls. If sellers don't actually know that they are plinths, then they are more likely to assume that they are in fact ashtrays and to display them as such. I've just started collecting piano rests, and it appears that most of the sellers I have bought from, have just thought that they are not very exciting paperweights. Which means I get them cheaper :twisted:
I will certainly be looking out for more plinths tomorrow morning!!! and will be rooting around in boxes where most car boot sellers seem to put their "ashtrays". :wink:
Regards - Anne E.B.