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Victorian ?
« on: October 17, 2008, 05:46:37 AM »
Do many sellers have some sort of mental default setting, that means anything they cannot identify is 'Victorian' - such as this Strathearn ?

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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 06:41:37 AM »
No, you've got it wrong; there are four categories. Anything very very old is 19th C, anything very old is Victorian, anything old is Art Deco and everything else is retro. The grades of old being subjective of course and antique being applied to anything made before 1980 and vintage to anything after.

I just hope the protective cardboard box contains some protective packing for the pretty paperweight.


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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 08:52:40 AM »
I sometimes think these people pull their attributions out of the rears.

And then there's off course the "L@@K! WOW beautiful paperweight" that looks like it came off the reject pile in a Chinese paperweight factory.

This one tho, is quite pretty. I love Strathearn's colours.
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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 01:52:14 PM »
Second link goes to the same as the first one - maybe I should tidy up this thread? And maybe I should think about moderating the comment: "pull their attributions out of the rears" - which may be what many folk believe, but the sellers may just be going on what they have been told by others.

Has anyone informed the seller of the truth about the age of the Strathearn weight, or asked where their information was obtained?

I do find eBay sellers' descriptions very frustrating at times but it's just part of the way things are, unless attempts are made to educate them. That, of course, is a subject we have touched on several times in the board, and not just for paperweights. And as we know, with some sellers it makes no difference to them whatever we might say, even if backed up with links to sites showing details.
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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 04:18:56 PM »
Hi Kev

I sent a message through the eBay system at the same time as I posted here, informing the seller of the correct provenance. No response as yet.

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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 05:12:33 PM »
Several times a week I contact sellers with the correct information. I'm not rude or anything. Some are thankful and some are really abusive. The abusive ones are for more common than they should be and on occasion I will pass up emailing a seller because I'm not in the mood for nasty replies.

I was just venting a little here.
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Re: Victorian ?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 09:47:47 AM »
I would just never buy from anyone who responded rudely to shared information. eBay should add a block seller option and also show how many buyers have added such a block in a sellers profile.
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