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Offline flying free

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 10:06:26 PM »
I don't go out of my way to buy damaged items but I have damaged a fair few (one of them one of my very best pieces that is irreplaceable) and hubby damaged a very expensive piece of studio sculpture that I'd bought in the days before kids, when we actually had money.  Those pieces still stand proudly, mended but beautiful, where they have always stood.  They have our history with them, I couldn't bear to part with them,  and my stress levels around them are much less, especially when the kids are playing Wii right next to them.
I did buy a very amazing box recently that is a V Nason piece, with a big chip missing on one corner.  But you see, you can't see it when the lid is on, I will NEVER be able to justify paying for an undamaged box like that, and it has pride of place in our sitting room.    And I was given a beautiful Skrdlovice piece that has a huge crumpled area on it where the previous owner dropped it  :o and I just turn it to the back and it displays beautifully.  So yes I do occasionally but only for pieces that I want for my own collection or because of something special (in my eyes) about them.  That said, I have two specific people I collect and I wouldn't buy a damaged piece of their work. 
For the most part I don't because if I ever wanted to sell it on it is much harder to do so, but I can't resist something a bit different if it floats my boat  ;D
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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 02:42:40 AM »
I must confess that I did purchase two Vasart baskets on the basis that there is no way I would ever be able to afford the undamaged ones  :ooh:

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 07:15:48 AM »
How could any glass lover not acquire this?

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 08:28:47 AM »
Just a little reflection on the nature of this thread and the thoughts it has engendered - and whilst I am only a new boy here and wouldn't dream of being dictatorial :no: I have a feeling that this one should have been in the cafe.      Given an inch most of us take a yard (or should that be a metre ;D) and often ramble on  -  which is fine if we are in the cafe  -  but at the end of the day guess we should keep 'Glass' for real glassy topics, and reserve our banter re our personal thoughts for the cafe.   I love banter (as if you didn't know :ha:), and have enjoyed this thread and its content, and am not trying to be a 'killjoy' by any stretch of the imagination :tsk: - and I avoid cliches like the plague :tof:     So what do you think Anne?? :wsh:   Should if be moved :)   or shall I simply go away and shut up.

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 08:46:35 AM »
Just a little reflection on the nature of this thread and the thoughts it has engendered - and whilst I am only a new boy here and wouldn't dream of being dictatorial :no: I have a feeling that this one should have been in the cafe.      Given an inch most of us take a yard (or should that be a metre ;D) and often ramble on  -  which is fine if we are in the cafe  -  but at the end of the day guess we should keep 'Glass' for real glassy topics, and reserve our banter re our personal thoughts for the cafe.   I love banter (as if you didn't know :ha:), and have enjoyed this thread and its content, and am not trying to be a 'killjoy' by any stretch of the imagination :tsk: - and I avoid cliches like the plague :tof:     So what do you think Anne?? :wsh:   Should if be moved :)   or shall I simply go away and shut up.

As the instigator of this thread I do sort of agree although in my defence I would like to know the age of the Mdina item that starts sits atop this page ;)

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2010, 11:27:32 AM »
The forum is called Glass Identification, DISCUSSION & Research and until now this thread has stayed remarkably on topic, i.e., glass and the collecting thereof, ergo it should stay.

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 11:30:44 AM »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder whether damaged or not if you like it you have it. My wife's a fine example of not being perfect but i love her to bits bless her. If it brightens up your day just for a moment it must be worth it.

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 05:37:13 PM »
Agree wholeheartedly Mark!  :hiclp:

BTW I should really qualify my earlier comment about not buying damaged things other than.... by adding that the main reason is that I simply don't have the space to keep buying things, damaged or not, unless for research, i.e. trinket sets or labelled pieces. Most of the latter will be moved on, so need to be undamaged for that to happen successfully. Either that or I'll need a house the size of Wales!  :sun:
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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2010, 06:39:54 PM »
My wife's a fine example of not being perfect but i love her to bits bless her.

I think that that's the most beautiful compliment a husband can give his wife...  bless you, bungie60...  you are one in a million.

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Re: Buying badly damaged items
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2010, 06:52:09 PM »
quoting Lustrousstone earlier today The forum is called Glass Identification, DISCUSSION & Research and until now this thread has stayed remarkably on topic  -  but you would agree we've fallen off the wagon now Christine ;) - ......we seem to have dipped into the wife patronising arena - Anika has given this further impetus by looking for the "one in a million bloke" - and someone else seems to have a beautiful eye.............where oh where is the relevance to silica and ash in all this >:D

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