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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 09:31:42 AM »
I agree on the high asking price, if any one has an IOW Aurene piece that is even vaguely similar in colour or style to the yellow globe vases I would be intrigued to see a photo.

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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 09:50:22 AM »
It's not a bad price actually - I sell shedloads of early Mdina at similar retail prices to collectors who won't touch eBay with a bargepole and prefer to pay more for the reassurance of knowing that they won't receive a chipped and scratched bit of rubbish wrapped up in a piece of newspaper (some have told me this). 

I guess what we forget is that this board is largely made up of seasoned bargain-hunters, carbooters and charity shoppers who, with experience, know what to buy at the lowest possible prices - but that doesn't necessarily make the retail sites or those on eBay like the seller highlighted in this thread overpriced.  They just want more than most of us tightwads on here are prepared to pay!



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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 10:14:28 AM »
Dammit, woman, I resemble that remark!!!   ;D


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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 10:17:51 AM »
 ;D you know it makes sense Chris.


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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 03:19:30 PM »
Yes, I am stingy and I love a bargain, I also have this embarrassing habit of sometimes haggling even when I have been offered a good price (I do feel shame). I guess I have seen too many bargains come my way and I am spoilt. Yet when the item is exactly what I am looking for then I will happily pay a retail price for it.

Ebay auction prices should be lower, we can not handle the goods as already mentioned and in various extra ways problems can occur. However, there can be a fantastic variety of items to choose from, you can pick up bargains and I frequently enjoy buying and selling with what turn out to be nice people. With a bit of effort and experience (and a few questions to sellers) you are more likely to avoid the bad sellers and items. Have realistic expectations and bid accordingly, there are always more fish in the sea if you miss out on something.

As a 'hobby' seller on ebay I have only had one problem (touch wood), a buyer gave an incorrect postcode and the item was eventually returned to me. As a buyer my problem transactions (usually to do with condition) could generally have been avoided if I had been a little more careful.

John.



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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2011, 09:40:05 PM »
Quote In contrast every early piece of Mdina (1972 and before) I have handled has a ground and polished base apart from the textured vases (polished pontil). I appreciate this is far from definitive.

John, I was just browsing around looking at various posts and came across this one.   I don't know whether as time has moved on, thoughts have changed anyway on the above, but I have two (what I believe to be) early Mdina vases and they both have polished pontils.
The one attached is a flattened globe vase.  The other that I have posted on here before is an amethyst inkwell.
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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2011, 10:11:56 PM »
This is an oldish thread..... :-[
One of my inside out vases has a polished out pontil mark too.

Your vase is very nice. :mrgreen:
I think they are referred too as squat vases rather than flattened globes, I am still looking for one (for various reasons I have always failed to buy one when they occasionally appeared on ebay in the last couple of years, mostly involving forgetfulness).

I think of this huge and heavy beast as a flattened globe vase: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/EarlyMdinaGlass#5443333951898966546
It has been 'dipped' in the same manner as the fish vases.

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Re: Mdina/IOW globe vase
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2011, 10:20:04 PM »
ooh I love that one! gorgeous colours in it as well.  Yes I refer to mine as my squat vase (see photo titles  ;D) but I didn't know that was what they were called.  I can see why the upright flattened from back to front would be called a flattened vase.  Just thought I'd list it for future searchers as I get very confused by all the toings and froings at Mdina and what would be early and what not.
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