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Offline KrazeyLady

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CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« on: November 14, 2010, 12:13:51 PM »
Hello

I have just joined this site primarily to find out about a load of glassware that I have just acquired.
Let me explain.
I do house and barn clearances here (in France). Normally it's just the regular junk that I may be able to sell or more likely take to the tip. Amongst the last few loads was a lot of glass - bottles, jars paperweights, etc. I think some of it might be semi valuable and some might be worth preserving for future generations. I don't know so I'm turning to you guys for any help or advice you feel you might be able to offer.
I hope you don't mind. I also hope that it isn't against Site Rules so I get booted off.

The first thing I would like to know about it a Caithness "Fireball" paperweight. Etched on the bottom is the number "H35285" (the 5 might be "S" but it looks like 5). I know it's not rare, but is it worth selling? If so, roughly how much could I ask for it? Would it be better to sell in England or France? Where can I find more information about this paperweight?

Thanks for any input on this

KrazeyLady



Offline misha

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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 01:39:55 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAITHNESS-FIREBALL-PAPERWEIGHT-VGC-LARGE-STUNNING-/200538947523

Maybe more will show up as sold in a 'completed listings' search on this site.


Offline jonchellycain

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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 01:41:16 PM »
Hi there
The weight was designed by Colin Terris in 1983
I have currently got a caithness Fireball paperweight listed on ebay, so if you are on ebay you can watch that to give you an idea of value, I cant put a link on but you can search for me on ebay seller name sixpence0_8
Best way to get an idea of values is search completed listings on ebay.
if not its got another 2 days to go and i can let you know what it sold for
michelle


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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 03:38:21 PM »
Etched on the bottom is the number "H35285" (the 5 might be "S" but it looks like 5).

The present numbering system for unlimited weights was introduced by Caithness in 1983: a leading character (identifying the year of manufacture) followed by a running number. H indicates 1990 as year of manufacture, and this will be the 35285th unlimited weight finished that year.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 06:27:28 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Will check out the links and EBay this evening.
Thanks again

K/L


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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 07:02:11 PM »
Just had a "quickie" through EBay FR and UK.
Think I'll probably stick to France. It looks as if an average price for paperweights (presse papier) is 15-20 Euros.

Thanks for your links and input.
I'll be back on other topics in the near future as I've acquired a lot of glass stuff.

cheers
K/L


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Re: CAITHNESS "FIREBALL" PAPERWEIGHT
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 10:53:41 PM »
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Think I'll probably stick to France. It looks as if an average price for paperweights (presse papier) is 15-20 Euros.
Please do not take that as meaning that all glass paperweights have an average price of that amount. General sales outlets like eBay will have a large amount of cheap-and-cheerful items which will hide the better ones with the higher prices.

The same is also true of Caithness Glass weights - there are many that are "lower end" in terms of price but lots that are "high end" collector series which command better prices.
KevinH


 

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