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Offline TxSilver

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Re: are these Seguso wing tips original?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 07:20:49 PM »
Rose, it would take more energy to melt the glass and separate the gold than the gold would be worth. There is only a very small amount of gold in a thin layer. When spread out it looks like a lot.

I mean Paul, not Rose. I ran your two messages together. I must need some new specs.
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Re: are these Seguso wing tips original?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 08:29:08 PM »
noted Anita  -  in that case I'll just go and turn off the furnace. ;)           The irony, which leaves me still uncertain, is that the tail projection remains perfectly intact and exactly as it would have been formed originally which seems - possibly -odd, especially if the bird suffered a rear shunt which damaged the wings.    However, anything is possible.   


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Re: are these Seguso wing tips original?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 08:46:31 PM »
It may be all in the deception. If only one wing is lopped, the damage is obvious. So lop off the other wing, too. Ouch! Then it looks like it was part of the design. Poor duck. The first wing probably just got chipped. The wing tip amputations followed. Take care of that duck, Paul. It has been through a lot.
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Re: are these Seguso wing tips original?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 09:28:00 PM »
Yes Paul,  hang on to it,  it does have a real Seguso label after all!!  :rah: If you come across another one with wings intact, but without a label, you will have a positive identification for it if the rest of the duck is the same design, so it will be a useful comparison guide. Also, if you display it facing forward, no-one will be any the wiser!! :sun:
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