Thanks for the profile view. Just like the other visual clues, this shows that it could, in fact, be any time pre-Caithness period, but perhaps not earlier 30s. However, my initial guess would be still be 50s and then work on it from there!
... thats got you thinking hasn't it ...
Yes, and that's one of the reasons I became drawn to Paul Ysart's work - there seems to be no end of slight variations on general themes and occasionally something will come to light that either ties other things together or creates another fascinating line of possible research.
my wife loves the colour combination
That's another reason for my PY focus - I think his overall colour palette and colour balance in individual weights is hard to beat. The older weights may look dull to some folk but to me they have a tranquility that I do not find with modern weights where bright and often "feminine" colours are used. With even the brightest of later PY weights there is (with few exceptions) still a calmness of colour balance.
Guess I may have to purchase the Paul Ysart reference book ...
Well worth the cost, if you can find one. But an alternative starting point, with some quite detailed information on ages, types, cane comparions, and so on, is available for free on the web! Click here to view