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Offline wrightoutlook

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« on: July 01, 2006, 12:34:29 PM »
The Joys Of Collecting - Message For Makers Thread Has references about, and a solid discussion of, specific St. Clair sulphides - U.S. Grant and Mamie Eisenhower, and why makers should sign their paperweights.

Here's an example of a different kind of St. Clair, which I think deserves its own thread, so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I think more folks will see it if it's kept spearately. The paperweight is "hot stamp" signed Maude and Bob St. Clair and dated.

The paperweight is the famous St. Clair Kewpie Doll, which does garner good prices if you can find one. This is in tip-top shape. If you see a Kewpie Doll weight on eBay, or elswehere, go for it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 04:25:45 AM »
I have a question about my St. Clair sulphide, a nice big fat great-horned owl sitting on a lovely nest of green/white.  It is signed/dated Maude and Bob St. Clair 1972.  The sulphide is nicely painted and on the outside of the left foot are the initials C (or G) J.  Is this the maker and/or painter of the owl and does anyone know what this person's full name might be?

Your kewpie weight is very nice!  Are there any initials?

All the best .... Lily


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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 02:06:38 PM »
No other initials or markings on my weight other than the hot stamp hallmark shown in the photograph.

I'm not familiar with the initialing on the weight you have. But, there is a large group of midwest paperweight collectors, although they don't seem to be on this board. They don't seem to be a vocal group. They concentrate on glass factories in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, etc. Maybe a member will see this thread. I think Mark has connections to them.


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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006, 12:56:25 PM »
I saw one on eBay yesterday, but can't find it again now.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006, 01:25:01 PM »
Amazing, or perhaps astonishingly, or maybe revoltingly, the seller has no clue what it is. I just did an eBay search for any and all of these words in a variety of combinations: st. clair, kewpie, paperweight, doll. Nothing. Not in an any category search or a specific paprweight search.

Sadly, kewpie did not bring up anything, nor did st. clair kewpie. So I guess the seller missed the boat.


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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006, 02:14:17 PM »
I looked in my history and found it. Yes, the seller did make a listing error. Is it bad form to post live auctions on this forum? I got seriously flamed once for posting a live auction on a coffee newsgroup, don't want to make that mistake again!

Lemme know and I will post the auction number if it's cool.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006, 02:47:54 PM »
We are quite happy to have links to eBay auctions in messages.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006, 03:38:44 PM »
As Frank states, POST THE NUMBER. References to auctions are OK because more often than not the seller is clueless or has incorrectly described the paperweight. However, I think that if you want to sell something directly yourself to members you post in the Glass Marketplace thread.


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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2006, 04:17:06 PM »
Thanks for the information!

Check out 110004450354. Is this a kewpie doll? It's a different pose, and a differently shaped weight, but very similar. MIsspelled St. Clair in the title, though not in the description.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2006, 04:51:47 PM »
It is a St. Clair "kewpie" paperweight; just a different pose. Judging from the ruffled ground on which the kewpie is resting, it might have been crafted a little bit later than the other kewpies.

 

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