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Offline UKGLASS

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Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« on: March 19, 2010, 06:10:43 PM »
Hello All
Im not a Murano collector but I am currently listing a Murano decanter set on Ebay and it comes complete with its original packaging from when it was posted from Venice to England in 1977.  I take it for granted that Murano buffs are as crazy as the rest of us so i thought some of you may be interested in the pic of the box.
It has the Murano address label and is postmarked '15 11 1977 Venizia'  Interestingly when it arrived at Dover customs it was issued with a charge for VAT of £2 together with a 40p cleance fee. This charge label is also attached together with two remaiing 'to pay' stamps issued by the post office in UK.
I though some of you may find it of interest
UK GLASS
Forgot to add......both sides of the box are stamped, 'unsolicted free gift'
Given the contents are a blown decanter and glasses with gilt (gold??) decoration I would not have thought it was something that would just be given away. Could this be a way of trying to avoid income tax by the buyer ... with the help of Murano???....aledgedly.


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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 10:10:35 PM »
Oh well obviously not of much interest.


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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 10:38:32 PM »
of course we're interested. But not in the box - just the contents!
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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 07:45:43 AM »
Or even both together, as one gives the other provenance


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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 10:15:59 PM »
I like the boxes  :angel: but then I am the person who has just bought 4 aluminium jelly moulds c.some ridiculously old year, because they had their box - so now my kids have to have jelly from alumium moulds that don't let the jellies out properly  ;D rather than plastic which would do the job properly.
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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 10:56:51 PM »
I love the box  ;D
A bit of social history, probably more interesting than the contents,
dont want to buy it though!  ::)
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Re: Hope this is of interest to Murano Buffs
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 08:45:26 PM »
got all a flutter there..the only time i got excited about a box re: murano was when i got the box.the real mccoy display box lined ect.with the bowl..and label and leaflet !ohh and the bowl was signed AS... :hiclp:..sadly the only time i get excited over a box now is when it contains chocolate..but the box may excite peeps who like old letters ect
Jean


 

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