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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 11:25:18 AM »
It's lovely John  :clap: :clap:


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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2011, 11:44:33 AM »
I see what you mean Sue, a general thing rather than a specific one. ;D

Thanks Christine but I can't take credit for making it.....

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2011, 01:07:46 PM »
Very nice item indeed John, bet it sits well amongst your other early pieces of Mdina.

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2011, 01:20:45 PM »
Very nice. It sounds like a very good charity shop find for Murfin, and it sounds like everyone is happy with the results.
My suggestion to Murfin is to get a better camera, looks great in your photos John.

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2011, 02:33:26 PM »
This is only the second early Fish found with more than one colour, isn't it, John?

(I've just got to poke PBF in here, just for ease of comparison for your viewers, you understand.)
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2011, 02:59:16 PM »
Is is Mdina or is it IoW though? The colours look more IoW

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2011, 03:21:35 PM »
I imagine only John can tell if it's pink or purple or what exact shade of blue it is - it's in his mitts!

I do however think by the time MH was at IoWSG, his technique had improved well beyond this charming slightly "crude" level. He did become incredibly proficient very early on in his hot glass work.
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2011, 05:02:37 PM »
Undoubtably Mdina but maybe with the faint possibility of before (if that is not a contradiction). Have to agree that by the time MH started at IoWSG his technical skill with hot glass had improved no end.
Oh and yes it does look good with the other bits of Mdina I have hanging around...... They do look rather fine in a group. :smg:

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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2011, 05:13:44 PM »
Tim Harris told me my PBF was '68 - you can see it's really a bit wonky, as a whole piece.

And your new Fish has the double strap across the front - I'm positive that "went" quite early on.
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Re: what is this - Isle of wight glass - must be special?
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2011, 06:17:18 PM »
There's another side to changing an auction to BIN for an agreed price. I've never asked a seller of a piece that starts below the piece's worth--and I know that's not a precise figure-- to change it to a BIN price. I have, however, asked for a BIN price for a piece that is listed at auction way above its normal price, often when the piece has gone through a 7 or even 30 day cycle without being sold and is then relisted.  Often I've waited until the seller has two pieces I'm interested in and offered a deal for them both. I offer what I think is a fair price, as I find that there are a few dealers who turn up a fair bit of stuff I like and I have no desire to alienate them, I really want the pieces, and, as these sellers have been fair to me in the past, I want to be fair to them. Sue is right, though, you have to make sure you're first in line with the BIN.

I sympathize with Murfin.  Most of my bids are snipes, which are my attempt to keep the purchase price low.  I can understand why a seller would accept what seems a very good offer to guarantee a profit.  

Great acquisition John and well spotted.

David


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