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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2010, 11:25:28 AM »
 :thup:

Message recieved, Angela, thanks. :-*
Nice pic too,
( :-[ if I say so myself - I love this really unusual globe bottle.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2010, 07:55:42 PM »
If you want it editing so the joins don't show, you know where I am...

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2010, 07:02:49 AM »
Hi Christine,
Your message had me searching Sue's bottle for joins that show! :huh:  sorry!

It occurs to me that maybe a lot of people like yourself have a special interest in Mdina glass and a topic within that broad subject that they would like to contribute to the proposed article. For example, somebody might want to tell us about the time they visited Mdina and talked to Michael Harris (or somebody else there). Somebody might be an expert on the history of Malta and write a short background piece about that history.  Somebody who worked at Mdina Glass might tell us what it was like working there (wouldn't that be great). Somebody else might specialise in Mdina paperweights and want to add that to our article. And so on, these are just examples. If you have a special interest in Mdina, or some really good photographs, please tell us.
I have never worked with a team bigger than one collaborator before, when writing articles for the Glass Museum. This will be an interesting experiment.
Angela
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2010, 12:20:26 PM »
 :24:

Lustrousstone's a professional copy editor, a personal friend, and also interested in Mdina, Angela!

But oh dear, Angela  some of the things/pipe dreams you're mentioning, (eg folk who have talked to Michael Harris at the time, or finding somebody who worked there at the time and getting their perspective) would be fabulous to find, but lots of folk have been trying to track down such "rocking-horse droppings" - to use Ron's turn of phrase, for years, without success.

I'm not sure if I know of anybody who has specialised in paperweights. I have a few (probably quite a lot, actually) but only really by accident....... :spls:

More than likely enough though.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 12:45:49 AM »
It occurs to me that maybe a lot of people like yourself have a special interest in Mdina glass and a topic within that broad subject that they would like to contribute to the proposed article.
Angela

All I can contribute is that I have a great aunt that was married in Malta in the early 20th century to a member of His/Her Majesty's Navy.  ::)

Carolyn

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010, 01:47:22 AM »
Hi Carolyn,
She wouldn't happen to have received Mdina glass for her wedding anniversaries in the late 20th C would she?
I shall continue searching for rocking horse thingies. Some amazing information and people have turned up via this message board.
 
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2010, 12:36:13 AM »
Don't think so, unfortunately, as she passed away sometime in the '60's. Husband died in the '40's.

Carolyn

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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2010, 01:36:49 PM »
I just thought id pop a note in on this thread, im not meaning to advertise my own sale here,
but it may be interesting to other Mdina collectors, im sure you all watch ebay Mdina sales anyway,
this tortoiseshell vase came with a paper label on a bit of thread,
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260559874068&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

As i own the vase and label, i suppose no copyrite laws if anyone want me to put a photo of the label on here??

I have 2 of these similar vases with  the same label , so just thought id sell one :D
Not sure if it was from the Mdina factory or a retail outlet?
Cheers
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2010, 01:50:19 PM »
Oh, I cant think theres any reason not to post piccies (Apart from you lot dont need to buy the vase and label any more :24: )

 
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Re: He he another Mdina for me-I hope!!!
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2010, 10:12:23 PM »
Thanks Andy, I will put in a bid mostly because I would really like that label.
What has the picture of the parrot got to do with it, apart from being a nice picture?
Have you made a good scan of the label?
Best regards Angela
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