Author Topic: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base. ID = Perthshire Paperweights PP4  (Read 750 times)

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Hi all

Brought this mystery at a fair today.  Looked at first glance to me to be a perthshire, but the setup and canes do not look right, and the base is flat with a star cut.  I know some perthshires have that base, but the canes don't look right to me?  Anyone want to have an opinion???????????

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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 07:53:14 PM »
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Hi Ian

It is Perthshire - a PP4 from the 1969 - 1971 period. Hence the early and not so typical canes.

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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 08:05:43 PM »
Worth £20?  hoping for more.....


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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 08:14:15 PM »
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I would be disappointed to get less than £20, and pleased to get more than £30 !

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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 08:19:47 PM »
So, now wondering if the seller of this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PERTHSHIRE-GLASS-MILLEFIORI-PP4-PAPERWEIGHT-c-1972-/270785030398

Got it rather wrong and it isn't a PP4?  Also thought P cane came in in 1978 as well?

Ian


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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 08:37:29 PM »
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I think the one you linked to is a post 1993 version of the PP4. As for the sale price...Wow! I have sold a few PP4 in the past couple of years for around £25 to £50.  That said, I have seen quite a few Perthshire weights do extremely well in the last few weeks (though not everyone that has been on offer).

I feel that the market for decent middle value weights such as Perthshire / Whitefriars / Selkirk / good Caithness etc is strengthening quite rapidly recently - maybe paperweights are seen as a better investment than a building society or bank account?

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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 08:39:39 PM »
that one doesnt appear to have a star cut base though?


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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 08:45:38 PM »
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The PP4s have a hollow ground base, rather than flat cut with star, from 1972 onwards. If you don't have the Perthshire Paperweights book (which details all this), I could help you out, as I have a spare copy for sale....at a very reasonable price....

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Re: Mystery Millifiori weight, star cut base
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 08:52:51 PM »
Afraid I do have it, its just hidden behind lots of stuff at the moment!  thanks though :)


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Spot on Alan, sold tonight for £27.61!   A whole £4 odd in profit!

 

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