Author Topic: 2 possible Whitefriars streaky paperweights made with flattened star canes ?  (Read 2016 times)

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Offline WhatHo!

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What Ho! I have been collecting these paperweights for years and have about 35 of them.
They are catalogued as 4 different styles.

The first 2 styles started production about 1977. These are much more common and found in the 1978 & 1980 catalogues.

9850 - 3 Bubble
9851 - Controlled Bubble

The second 2 styles are less common and only found in the 1980 catalogue. In my experience the egg shaped is the rarest.

9893 - Egg Shaped
9894 - Stretched Bubble

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Thanks very much Wolfie,...a very useful guide indeed and some lovely photos !

Do you know if they were all made by Ray Annenburg or was it a design originated by him ?

Dave thanks for the info. on Brians book...another one for my list !

Cheers, Mike.
Mike


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What Ho Mike! I know Ray Annenberg quite well and have spoken to him about these weights on a couple of occasions. They were all designed and made by Ray, who was of course the Gaffer at Whitefriars.
He also made slightly smaller ones after leaving Whitefriars, these are uncommon and Im lucky to have 2 of them. See below,
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Really delightful pair of weights ! It is good to know, first-hand , that these are only by Ray. No need to sign them !

After Whitefriars closed, where did Ray go ? If you don't mind me asking....would love to know !

Ta, Mike.
Mike


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Saw this on whitefriars.com just the other day
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/658877.0/


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Well I'm blowed ! I'm off to find a copy of the film Scapegoat starring Alex Guiness and Ray Annenberg ! So he went to a small glass firm in Cambridge ! I wonder what kind of glass they were producing ?   :thup:
Mike




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Yes u r lucky Wolfie aint i good to you . ;)  :fc: Well folks you can get the whole story on Ray at the next Cambridge Glass Fair  .


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Indeed Hobbsy! I was lucky enough to purchase the pair a few years ago when they weren't popular!!!
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Hi W-H That second one with the dark center core is an absolute stonker .

 



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