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Author Topic: Rare Whitefriars paperweight  (Read 1112 times)

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Offline tropdevin

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Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:56:32 PM »
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The seller of this paperweight suggests that it is 'one of the rarest and most sought after' made by Whitefriars. It is certainly a nice weight, but is it really one of the rarest (I ask from ignorance...)?

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Re: Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 02:01:26 PM »
Hi Alan

I have this exact weight ie 1979,Clichy Rose etc which I bought in 2002 for £190.

I believe Whitefriars made a very similar weight for the Smithsonian as a limited edition.

I don't think I could tell the difference.

It would be nice to think my weight has gone up to £400, but I doubt it !!

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Offline mjr

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Re: Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 09:20:28 PM »
I also have one with a clichy rose centre and radial canes (ie starfish pattern), THe Smithsonian is similar, and limited. I think the clichy rose was only used in the last couple of years in various styles. THis is a nice weight. But not ridiculously rare. 
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Re: Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 12:21:41 AM »
Sold, BIN!   I remember inquiring about those on the GF.  I like those Whitefriars rose canes.

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Re: Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 03:43:00 AM »
Hi
    a bit late in the day now it as sold but this might have helped, dont know if it rare rare ?

http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/Millefiore/page.html

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Re: Rare Whitefriars paperweight
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009, 10:30:41 PM »
I spoke to ex technical manager of Whitefriars today and he said the Clichy Rose weights are rare , he is also a keen paperweight collector.jp

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