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Offline Della

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« on: February 14, 2006, 01:53:29 PM »
As I still haven't got any ppw books yet, can anyone please tell me when Caithness made the 'Sentinel' paperweight?

I have seen one on ebay, it says it has llG written through the name on the base (no dates given though). Mine doesn't, so I wouldn't mind knowing what this also means.  :oops:

As always, many thanks. :D

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 03:49:59 PM »
Della, I seem to remember reading somewhere on the board (and now cannot find it!) that Caithness seconds were marked CIIG - someone else may be able to confirm this for you.


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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 05:22:36 PM »
Quote from: "Anne"
Della, I seem to remember reading somewhere on the board (and now cannot find it!) that Caithness seconds were marked CIIG - someone else may be able to confirm this for you.


I read the same thing from someone who was selling a lot of them early last year, but always stated they were seconds.

In the book it says Sentinel Style two, designer Colin Terris, 2001 in a limited edition of 1,970. It's still active and the retail price is £34.50.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2006, 05:37:38 PM »
Thanks Anne & Simone.
Mine is not a second then.  :D
I found more than one weight with Sentinel in it's name whilst surfing. I am not even sure what Sentinel Style 2 is, as mine just says Sentinel.

Anyway, it is beautiful and I love it.
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_caitha.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10026/thumb_caithb.jpg)

Thought I would post pics anyhow. :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 04:38:50 PM »
The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Caithness Paperweights lists items as "Style One" & "Style Two" etc. where a later variation in the basic design was produced.

For Sentinel, the Style Two version was a commission by Royal Mint Exclusives. The "Style One" was an original, unlimited version produced in 1975 (or 1974 if referring to the 1st edition of the Catalogue book). The original was design number CT40 (they stopped using design numbers in 1998) and was made in Green, Purple and Red.

Della's example is the early one and had an original issue price of £12. The 2nd edition of the Catalogue book gives a 2004 UK "value" of £40.

I note that Della's has less height in the central "core" below the bubble than is hsown in the books. However, it is likely that with that unlimited issue, there will have been many variations in details such as height and other shapes within the internal design.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 05:19:02 PM »
Thank you KevH.

With regard to the height, it could just be that the photo was taken from an angle from above so that I could get the shine of the bubbles on the photo.
I also have 2 Caithness Collectors Club paperweights coming tomorrow, 'Reflections' '92 and '94.
Were these made in large numbers?(Sorry for my ignorance :oops: )
I haven't actually seen them in the flesh, so to speak, just on a picture.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 05:47:46 PM »
Ooops - forgot in the first attempt at this reply to say that I do not know about Collector Club versions of "Reflections". But ..

Reflections - 1975 limited to 500 each of Blue, Damson & Green colours. Oiginal Issue Price £15. 2004 "Value" stated as £65.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006, 10:59:36 AM »
Quote from: "KevH"
The original was design number CT40 (they stopped using design numbers in 1998) and was made in Green, Purple and Red.


It was the switch to a new computer system that stopped them from using letters in the design code. Design numbers continue in use. (Source Caithness Glass Ltd)
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