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Offline Sue C

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CRYSTAL D'ALBRET FRANCE = FRANKLIN MINT
« on: January 07, 2011, 02:45:10 PM »
Hi all, just to clarify, i have been looking into a sulphide weight signed cr D'Albret France, i could find no glassworks of that name but several refrences to that being a trade name for the Franklin Mint?? couls someone please clear the fog for me?? i normaly always find what i need on the net but i must be getting old :-[


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Re: CRYSTAL D'ALBRET FRANCE = FRANKLIN MINT
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 08:03:20 PM »
The French glass factory d'Albret, started in 1918, by Roger Witking, began making sulfides in 1967 under the name "Cristalleries d'Albret", with Gilbert Poillerat, a noted French sculptor, producing the cameos.

Franklin Mint never produced any paperweights (as far as I know), but commissioned sulphides with Baccarat (and possibly d'Albret as well).
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Re: CRYSTAL D'ALBRET FRANCE = FRANKLIN MINT
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 10:26:15 PM »
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As I understand it, Franklin Mint are not manufacturers - they are a sales organisation. They offer for sale a wide range of 'limited edition collectables' whose manufacture they outsource. Google 'Franklin Mint' and have a look at their website.

Cristal d'Albret are an established French glass maker, who made sulphides for Franklin Mint and others (Jokelson?) from the late 1960s onwards.

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Re: CRYSTAL D'ALBRET FRANCE = FRANKLIN MINT
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 11:22:39 PM »
Cristal d'Albret are an established French glass maker, who made sulphides for Franklin Mint and others (Jokelson?) from the late 1960s onwards.

I attach the certificate of my Albert Schweitzer sulphide.
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Re: CRYSTAL D'ALBRET FRANCE = FRANKLIN MINT
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 01:01:30 PM »
Thank you, i now have a better understanding  about these sulphides.
Thank you for your time.  :kissy:


 

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