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Author Topic: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!  (Read 1546 times)

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Offline karelm

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'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« on: July 28, 2008, 07:04:19 PM »
190238196447 ebay....surely not?
I know I have not been around for a while and sorry for this intrusion....my chinese rack thus contains several Royal crest weights...anyone want to buy...LOL
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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 07:28:35 PM »
Price is about right. Royal Crest features on the gift shelf in our local post office  ;D

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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 09:38:09 PM »
A search through past messages will provide several references to "Royal Crest" - and also to "Leonardo". It is believed these are weights made in China or Taiwan and imported into the UK through a company "Lesser and Pavey". These have been known for some time.

So yes, the eBay listing is for a Chinese / Taiwan weight but sold under a "marketing name".
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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 10:16:48 PM »
Tulip? That doesn't look like a tulip to me. Maybe they thought they had something when they found a Royal crest tulip box and thought they were being sly sticking in a Chinese millefiori.  ;D
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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 11:25:27 AM »
When I made my initial comment, I overlooked the obvious - a "Tulip" label but a concentric weight. However, maybe the seller bought it that way and is not aware of the "oddity" - even reputable auction houses get boxes mixed up :)
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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 07:56:02 PM »
That's what they call their weights - I have sample images (no copyright so not posting here) of boxed and labelled
Royal Crest with names like "Chrysanthemum", "Hyacinth", "Rose", "Gerbera" etc. All concentric millefiori.
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Re: 'scuse me... Royal crest?!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 10:34:05 PM »
Thanks Alexander, that's very helpful to know that.
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