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Offline Tigerchips

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The End Of Fighting Mac Tankard ??AUSTRALIA??
« on: September 28, 2005, 06:49:48 PM »
In the charity shop that I work for, we have this glass tankard with the words "The End Of Fighting Mac" scratched onto the side. I think it was scratched by an amateur.

I presume the item dates to around 1903 when he commited suicide.

Is it worth anything if genuine?

Here are the pics but they've got very bad light's in that shop (cue bad jokes).
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/e8jsll.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/e8jt09.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/e8jsqw.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/e8jsxi.jpg

I think it says : "The end of fighting Mac, wh was the popular cauch".

I don't think that the word "cauch" is right, it is very difficult to read. Perhaps it says "cause".

It is pressed glass. Smile

I know it might be a bit much to ask but, would you mind looking at some other picture's of glass items for the charity? Please. I thought i'd ask nicely before I bombard you with another post.

Thanks.  :)


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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 07:40:45 PM »
Could it say catch rather than cauch?


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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005, 09:10:35 PM »
It could say anything, I don't even know if the first letter is a "C" or a "B". And the forth letter might be an "e" rather than a "c".  :?

"wh was the popular..."

Why is the letter "o" missing from the word "wh" :?:

Here's a link to whom I think "Fighting Mac" could be.
http://pw1.netcom.com/~reincke/homepage.html


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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2005, 12:08:48 AM »
Tigerchips, I've found another candidate for your Fighting Mac... this is an Australian Chaplain who was revered by the ANZAC troops. He sounds quite a character and I'd think he was a more likely subject for your tankard than the suicidal Scotsman.  Have a read and see what you think:
http://www.acctv.com.au/featuredetail.asp?id=987
http://www.sacollectables.com/mckenzie.html


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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2005, 09:56:22 AM »
Interesting! It's possible that it's Australian but I live near the border of Scotland so is it not more likely to be Scottish?

Is it a Scottish tankard or an Australian tankard? What is the difference? Cue bad jokes.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2005, 02:36:22 PM »
Given that folks travel it could be either, but I just think that someone like the Aussie Chaplain may have been more likely to have inspired such a thing - especially given that it says "popular" on it... the Aussie one certainly seemed to have been hugely popular.  Perhaps someone in Australia may be able to add more about him/the tankard?

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 09:57:10 AM »
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