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Offline Max

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« on: September 07, 2005, 05:21:55 PM »
My local Oxfam shop lady just dropped round some glass to be valued.  Most of it is junk, but there was this:

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I really love it!  It's so happy, and dare I say in the olde sense of the world, gay!  It's about 3" across and has a lovely high dome.  There is a very small bruise about 4mm across to one side.

Could anyone give me a value please?  I think I'll sell it online as it should raise more for Oxfam.

Thank you.   :D
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005, 05:35:33 PM »
Looks like a very pretty Strathearn to me!  I love it, 'cos it's pink!  :lol:

The bruise may drop the price, though   :?   :(  Can you post a picture showing it?  It may not be that bad, but if you have to say it's bruised on ebay it could put some bidders off.  Not me, of course!    :wink:

As for price .... does depend on that bruise, I would think.  

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 05:45:44 PM »
Max, check out "strathearn" under both eBay and the dealer site Sweetbriar Gallery, where weights like this one are often available and you will also see the general price range.

[And regardless of individual views on the matter, including my own at times, Sweetbriar Gallery prices are really no higher than most other dealers.]

Leni is right about the bruise - it may affect the value quite considerably and to get it polished out could cost more than the weight is worth. But at 3 inch, it's a good example of this type.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 05:46:06 PM »
I thought it might be Strathearn...hmm....I hadn't considered that it's pink...but I still like it!  (http://tcwozere.co.uk/smileys/ac16.gif)
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 05:47:40 PM »
Thanks Kev, I'll do that straightaway.   :D  :D
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005, 10:27:23 PM »
Hi

This is a Strathearn 'Close-Pack' paperweight - sources tell us that they were made between 1968 - 1980 - I would say yours is late 60s - 70s - they are of great interest to Strathearn paperweight collectors who always look for the unusual - the canes are good and there is no surface bubbling to the carpet surface - the ground is unusual being that mottled pink, I have had mottled blue but not that opaque mottled pink before in a close-pack - the 4mm scratch is almost standard for the age as long as its surface and there is no other damage - I put my last 2.5" close-pack on at £30 and got £45.00 (eBay) - this being unusual I would say may get up to £60.00

An Internet shop may value higher, but as it's unusual people will compete if you get it on eBay to finish at Sunday around 7.00pm

Just my opinion


I have a little collection of close-packs some are 1" others are 2.5" and 3" - they are so good looking in with the 'Spoke' and 'Concentric' paperweights

http://tinypic.com/dgnci1.jpg - small close-pack with label

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2005, 11:20:16 PM »
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This is a Strathearn 'Close-Pack' paperweight - sources tell us that they were made between 1968 - 1980 - I would say yours is late 60s - 70s


Thanks Adam, I was wondering what to call it.  :D  If I didn't have to sell it, I'd be very happy keeping it.   It's like a jolly tapestry glass carpet.  <swoon>   :D  

I was initially thinking of selling this paperweight in the Oxfam shop, but since then I've been toying with Ebaying it, so I only need a start price - thanks for the guesstimates.   :D
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005, 11:25:35 PM »
I can't stop looking at it!  HELP!  I'm turning into a paperweight collector!!! Eeeeek!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2005, 07:43:16 AM »
:lol: They get to you, don't they Max?  Get a magnifying glass or jewellers loupe and look at the complexity of the canes - you'll be hooked!   :shock:  :D

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