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Author Topic: Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?  (Read 826 times)

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Offline Cazza

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Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?
« on: September 27, 2008, 09:06:02 AM »
Can anyone tell me anything about this weight please, I think it reads Selkirk glass Scotland Emblem 72/500 it does have a selkirk label but not sure of the name?
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Re: Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 04:43:40 PM »
Yup, Emblem, 1979, I have a blue ground one.

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Offline SophieB

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Re: Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 12:02:35 PM »
Hi there,

I was searching the GMB for anything on Selkirk Emblem and I came across this thread. I decided to re-use it.

For a little context, Selkirk glass made a series of spaced millefiori with a picture cane on national Emblems for Scotland (Thistle - Blue translucent ground), England (Rose - Pink solid ground), Ireland (Shamrock - Green translucent ground) and Wales (I have never seen it and so do not know)

Recently, I have bought a Millefiori Emblem (rose) which should be same one as the one shown by Cazza but mine is on a white solid ground (see below - Sorry about the picture - I should have used a contrasting background). However, all the canes are the same (including the central rose picture cane). Can anyone share a light on this? I have to say the white ground is stunning and a much better one that the pink.   

For the record I have also attached a picture for the Millefiori Emblem for Scotland.

Any information on this series of weight would be appreciated.

Sophie


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Offline Wuff

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Selkirk Emblem series paperweights
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 01:27:31 PM »
The Emblem series shows up in the catalogues from 1979 to 1982:
Scotland: 1979 and 1980, Thistle on blue ground;
England: 1980, Rose on white(!) ground (see attachment) - have never seen one on pink ground, apart from Cazza's;
Wales: 1981 and 1982, Daffodil on red ground (see attachment - courtesy of ebay-seller krapfe);
Ireland: 1982, Shamrock (on green ground) - just mentioned, no image ... I'm desperately looking for a good image!
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Offline SophieB

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Re: Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 02:30:24 PM »
Hi Wolf,

Many thanks for the reply/information.

I did not know that the catalogue image of Rose Emblem had a white ground (I only possess a few catalogues and all later ones). All the Rose Emblems I have seen prior to the one I posted here were pink. In fact, Alan (Tropdevin) sold a Rose Emblem on a pink ground recently on Ebay (see the link below).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Selkirk-Glass-LE-Emblem-millefiori-paperweight-cert-box-presse-papiers-/271947962246?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=frnPT8KUEYwbf4vl6iCCJmQK91g%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

FYI - I have seen a Millefiori Emblem for Ireland on green with a Shamrock picture cane for sale on Ebay a while ago but I was the underbidder....

SophieB

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Re: Selkirk paperweight I think it says emblem?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 03:47:46 PM »
Thank you for the info, Sophie.
I have given up searching ebay on a regular basis some time ago: their search results seem to have become completely unreproducible, making a structured search very ineffective >:(.
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