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« on: August 03, 2011, 04:37:18 PM »
Mod: This thread has been created by splitting text from a post in 2005 by "David555", who now posts under the name of "adam20". The quoted text here is a cut and paste from the original thread.

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3" diam - hand etched CR 1979 to base. I know this is for Colin (Collin) Ramsey as I have had some with his full name etched and the style of writing is the same - I have sold a few CR weights in past to a guy who knew him and said he used to work for Selkirk, that's all I know - this is not a good photo, weight has a mottled basket with two scarlet tulips coming out either side and controlled bubbles to either side and in centres of flowers. [A "hometown" link was provided in the origional thread but the image is no longer availble - see Adam's reissue of the photo below.]

There is also a Charles V Ramsey that also made weights as well as glassware, active from the 1970s until a couple of years ago. Mostly Inverness area.

Has anyone got any confirmation on 'Colin' ?
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 06:43:01 PM »
Hi there.

I always thought the weights signed C Ramsey were by Charles Ramsey of the London Glassblowing Studio group run by Peter Layton?


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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 12:38:57 PM »
Charles did work with Peter Layton but ended up in Scotland. What I am trying to find out is if 'Colin' is a red herring...
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 07:14:24 AM »
Here is a pic of C Ramsay weight again - note it's an old photo and no image of marks to base - also it's C Ramsay not G



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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 10:13:23 AM »
Just reread your first post where you said
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Colin (Collin) Ramsey as I have had some with his full name etched and the style of writing is the same
could that have been a misreading of, say, Chas V Ramsey?
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 03:56:24 PM »
It could well have been a misreading Frank

However I can't really remember and to my dismay I have no photos of the marks to study - these Ramsey paperweights were sold many years ago

Sorry

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 06:21:47 PM »
Found picture of second Ramsey paperweight - sorry for confusion

Signed C R 1979 but could be G R?

Presuming R is for Ramsey

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
Thanks have published brief bio on Scotland's Glass LINK
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 10:20:28 PM »
Article, link in last post, now expanded with images.
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