Author Topic: Rare W/Fs paperweight  (Read 1006 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline johnphilip

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2545
  • Gender: Male
  • JP
    • England
    • eBay ID
Rare W/Fs paperweight
« on: May 26, 2011, 01:08:06 PM »
 Thought some of you may be interested to see the Bluebird on the nest P/W on W/Fs .com at the moment ,unfortunately not mine . :mrgreen:

Mod: Edited to add ...

The link... http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=9795

Chris

Mod: URL added and then corrected by Chris. Now placed in this original post. :)


Offline Diane Cross

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 3
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 10:11:16 AM »
Hello John, I am the owner of the Whitefriars paperweight.  I am not a collector and this and other pieces were left to me by my Uncle.  It appears this is a rare item but have not been able to get a valuation because of it's rarity.  Have you any idea where I should go? 


Offline chriscooper

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1762
  • Gender: Male
    • Harrogate UK
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 02:14:37 PM »
Hi Diane, a couple of sites here you may find useful, have you considered eBay? I have listed a few rare weights and they have always found their price.

http://www.justglass.co.uk/WFR/index.htm

http://www.paperweight-mall.com/

Have you looked at Trudy's gallery on whitefriars.com ?

http://www.whitefriars.com/my_gallery.php?Owner=Trudy+Elkins

Chris


Offline Diane Cross

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 3
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 02:23:38 PM »
Thank you for responding, I will have a look at them.


Offline johnphilip

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2545
  • Gender: Male
  • JP
    • England
    • eBay ID
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 03:36:28 PM »
Hi Diane i dont believe you need worry two W/Fs rarish weights went about a week ago 450 and 550 pounds another rarer one went this week for a thousand pounds i would think yours may be between the 550 - 1000 this was all on ebay , i am sure there are a couple of collectors on this forum who would be bidding a fair price , you do need a better picture than the one on W/Fs.com . Regards jp :mrgreen:

Offline Diane Cross

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 3
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 06:10:16 PM »
Many thanks for your advice, it is good to know that I can pass any funds to my son, as it was a legacy.  Better look after the other Whitefriars bits!  Unfortunately photography not my strong point, will try again.

Offline Patrick

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 500
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 01:34:13 PM »
Hi ,
 This is indeed a very rare and desirable paperweight as john so rightly says.............. I am thinking more like 1000 to 1200 pounds if there is no damage.

Regards,
                Patrick. :)

Offline Patrick

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 500
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 08:11:29 PM »
Hi,
 Well I had not intended to buy this weight but Diane contacted me to ask for advice and added a better picture to her email....... I fell in love with it and she was good enough to sell me it. I thought I would post a pic.of it for those that are interested. Although I am not a paperweight collector I do collect Baxter experimental pieces so this will fit into my collection. It has a 1980 date cane.........
 Regards,
              Patrick.
       Ps, The detail on the top RH is a slice of original cane I have.

Offline johnphilip

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2545
  • Gender: Male
  • JP
    • England
    • eBay ID
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 08:27:31 AM »
Wow have you counted the canes Patrick , thats a task for a long winters  night on your boat . Nice one .

Offline khan31cat

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 15
Re: Rare W/Fs paperweight
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 03:00:32 PM »
Very nice Patrick.  Thats one lovely weight.

Terry and Peggy :mrgreen:
khan31cat

 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com
This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand