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Author Topic: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D  (Read 1402 times)

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Offline alexander

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 09:29:24 PM »
If you are planning on selling it may not be cost effective for you to have it restored, you may want to ask a few auction houses
what the difference is in value.

I don't know how the really serious collectors prefer their weights - original with chips they can get fixed themselves or restored.

Larry Selman's site is at http://www.theglassgallery.com/
A weight similar to this but less elaborate sold spring 2008 for $2700 through Selman.
Keep in mind that spring '08 was a financial meltdown ago.
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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 09:32:54 PM »
Thanks Alan.  I need someone near me though, just for my own piece of mind. :)

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 09:40:24 PM »
I doubt you will find anyone local - there are very few good restorers in the world, let alone the UK. There are quite a few bad ones, of course... ;D.

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 09:43:16 PM »
Thanks Alexander, im going to ring around a few top auction houses in London to see what they think.  I reckon the collectors will want original with chips???

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 02:44:25 AM »
A buyer can always have the weight re-ground and polished if they want it that way.  But you cannot un-restore the weight.  I would vote for leaving it as is.

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 05:15:22 AM »
I agree on selling it as is, Sach put it well.  So now I think we all deserve the story of how you came to have this weight in your possession...please tell!

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Re: HELP PLEASE WITH I.D
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2009, 05:32:32 AM »
Thanks everyone, you've all been a tremendous help.  I feel bad saying it but i picked it up at a local car boot.  Thats what i do, go round car boot's, charity shops etc collecting glass.  I also collect Whitefriars, and just started collecting their crystal range's.  Also a few nice Scandinavian pieces and a few Murano pieces.  I really have found this forum a wonderful resource.  Thanks again.  :)

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