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Offline tropdevin

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Perthshire? - ID = Caithness "blank"
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:54:24 PM »
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The paperweight shown here is not a design that I recognise - but the canes look more Caithness to me than Perthshire. However, I don't feel this is a Caithness design. Any thoughts on origins?

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Re: ID - Perthshire?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:28:10 PM »
Alan,

The canes do look like the Caithness "Edinburgh Crystal" type.

I have seen a Caithness weight with a similar set-up but that had an engraved centre - the QE II or something similar....

The description is probably Perthshire - which it isn't...


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Re: ID - Perthshire?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 08:07:55 AM »
These designs have come up on here or the other forum before and I think in the past Allan Scott has given us the info. This in Caithness, and from the 80s era when they did the Edinburgh weights - hence the identical pastel canes. From what I recall these were done as blanks for commemorative type weights - as for example the engraved QE2 referred to above.   Obviously the large clear base lends itself to having an engraved image or text. I think seconds escaped - I have one somewhere which has no engraving, and is not marked as C11G but with slipped canes that clearlywasn'g good enough quality
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Re: ID - Perthshire?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 12:24:33 PM »
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Martin - many thanks.  I guess there are examples around with various engraved logos.

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Re: ID - Perthshire?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 12:32:13 PM »
Just been reminded.  It wasnt QE2  - It was Canberra world cruise.
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Re: ID - Perthshire?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 07:10:01 PM »
Hi,
  Just to confirm that this is indeed a Caithness corporate "Blank" design. It was done with several different cane combinations and they were available for companies to choose whichever they preferred for their logo.
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