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Offline petet63

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Etching/Engraving on a Stuart Crystal vase
« on: September 01, 2009, 03:07:24 PM »
Hiya all, just a question about engraving or etching. I have seen a really nice Stuart Crystal goblet style vase about 12 inches in height (for £15). Sadly it has a dedication on it, whats worse is its from Middlesbrough FC to a company called Cleanaway for their sponsoring of a match in 1999. As a 'smoggie' myself I shouldnt feel annoyed but they have ruined a piece of crystal. Can the engraving be polished out without ruining the vase and would it be worth the cost ??  Puzzle is how the hell it ended up in a charity shop ??
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Re: Etching/Engraving
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 01:13:50 AM »
 :o Leave it alone, it is a piece of social history, 100 years from now it will be cherished, so why not cherish it now... you probably would if it was dated 1899.
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Re: Etching/Engraving
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 06:41:05 AM »
Even now it's worth something to a diehard Middlesborough collector, and it is probably unique, although the goblet form undoubtedly isn't. It probably ended up in a charity shop because someone at Cleanaway had a cleanout.


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Re: Etching/Engraving
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 04:48:48 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I do understand what you mean and I agree if it was 1899 I would be looking at it in a different way. I will get it and hang on to it for no reason other than I like it. It seems that Stuart crystal is not very highly thought of, I would appreciate knowing why just for the sake of knowing. I have said before I am new to all this and am willing to learn.    (At the moment most Boro fans are a bit touchy with us and N'castle going down and Sunderland staying up   :'()
Again , Thanks all.  Pete
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Re: Etching/Engraving
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 12:02:26 PM »
Nothing wrong with Stuart Crystal, was not long ago that Whitefriars pieces were tossed in the 10p box outside the shop... and still did not sell.
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Re: Etching/Engraving
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 10:08:04 AM »
Thanks Frank. I do have it now and will hang on to it. Pete
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