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Offline RAY

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« on: February 05, 2006, 06:52:39 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 07:57:17 AM »
I've got one of those as well - also unmarked. However I reckoned on Caithness because of the overall size and the facet shapes, because of the canes, and because I have a friend and fellow collector who has one in its full glory - engraved for Cunard as a QE2 special with Caithness markings.  On mine the canes are not level - they slope slightly so I deduced mine was a second (although no CIIG marking). I will check when I get home.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 11:18:39 AM »
Ray - I know why you know. I thought I'd check my contact who told me that he had bumped into someone at Barton who had just bought one. It's a small world !!. Just to correct myself, the other Martin's weight is not QE2 - rather Canberra world tour.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 06:08:23 PM »
yep i bumped into Martin on the way out of barton and  said he had one fully marked, it's a caithness with whitefriars cane's, it was a bad day for buying glass there was some good glass but over priced
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 08:16:02 PM »
Ray

Now I am home I have just checked mine and it is virtually identical to yours - same facetting and same pink/white canes. And a noticable slope to the canes
Martin

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 09:04:10 PM »
martin mine also has a noticable slope to the canes, so if they were 2nd's why go to all the trouble to have them facted?
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 07:38:28 AM »
Very valid point. Maybe they made a batch of weights but only engraved a small number to see how they shifted, or used a stock design for the canberra. Anyway, it is nicer without the etching as it make a very clean, simple design.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 08:21:51 PM »
Hi,
   Just a quick post to confirm(as if any were needed) that the weight is indeed Caithness.As I recall they were known to us as PB 5s(Paperweight Blank).There were several colour combinations depending on what the engraving was going to be.We made a small stock of each and cut them so we could turn round an order quicker.The designs were shown to prospective corporate customers along with abstract and holloware blanks and they would choose what they wanted with their logos or such on them.We haven't made any of these for a long time,the setting was usually done by myself,Rosette Fleming or a girl called Fiona Cumming who worked with us in the 80s.Unusual to see one without engraving on it out in the market.
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