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Offline Barmy

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Part of my Glass Measure Collection and some help needed
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:41:01 PM »
The first two pictures are of a "Richardson Patented" 1/2 gill.  The lead insert at the measure line indicated that the measure is Victorian (VR) and I believe authorized for Glasgow.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/barmy1/Glass/IMG_1818a.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/barmy1/Glass/IMG_1822a.jpg

This second is a picture of a 1/4 gill measure.
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/barmy1/Glass/IMG_1824a.jpg

Some have been authorized more than once (ie Victorian and Georgan) as this 1/2 gill measure indicates
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/barmy1/Glass/IMG_1829a.jpg

What I'm really looking for is a complete set: that is a 1/4 gill, 1/2 gill, 1 gill, 2 gill and a 1 pint measure all looking the same.  I'm here in Canada and as you would guess most of these pieces would be located in the UK.  I haven't been able to find anything on the internet that can help me.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Part of my Glass Measure Collection and some help needed
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 11:57:19 PM »
You are probably breaking new ground here... so time to build that web site.
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Re: Part of my Glass Measure Collection and some help needed
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 01:02:50 PM »
What I'm really looking for are antique shops in the UK that specialize in glass that have web sites.

I could possibly use them to help me find more.

Currently my purchases in the last year (when I retired) have been from southern England and Scotland. 

Can anyone help with suggestions?

 :-\
Barry


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Re: Part of my Glass Measure Collection and some help needed
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 03:52:28 PM »
Not really, you are more likely to find these in junk shops and car boots. Portobello market might be a good hunting ground too.
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Re: Part of my Glass Measure Collection and some help needed
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 09:38:14 PM »
Frank is right. Pieces like this are unlikely to make it to "antique" shops. Dusty corners and low-end sellers, and not particularly common there either. Ebay might be a better online bet.

 

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