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Offline johnphilip

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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. :)

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Offline Diane Cross

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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? 

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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

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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.

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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:

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Offline Diane Cross

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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.

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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.

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                Patrick. :)

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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.........
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              Patrick.
       Ps, The detail on the top RH is a slice of original cane I have.

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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 .

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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:
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