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Offline chuggy

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« on: February 21, 2006, 07:58:25 PM »
An old friend came to visit today and brought me this Caithnness P/W which he said had been his late Aunts. It is acid etched to the base Caithness, Mooncrystal, Scotland.
Is Mooncrystal the name of this weight, if so any ideas on date, if not then could anyone ID it for me.

http://i1.tinypic.com/o8z7fc.jpg

Oh dear this is becoming another collection.
Paul
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006, 08:08:23 PM »
Hi Paul,

Funnily enough, I have the chance to purchase a Mooncrystal paperweight too, so today I have been surfing to find out more.
From what I have found out so far, the Mooncrystal weights come in 5 colours, yours being pink and the one I would like is blue and they are unlimited.

This is the site where I found tons of Caithness items.
http://www.collectornut.com/caithness-glass/
All in alphabetical order.

You will see the Mooncrystal weights there.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 08:12:04 PM »
Thanks Della, I'm going to have to get into these a bit more, but it's just finding the time for everything.
Paul
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 10:50:48 PM »
Della that Caithness site's a bit on the dear side
cheers Ray


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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 10:55:42 PM »
Hi Ray,

Yes, I did notice the prices we very steep, but they do have some great pictures to use for reference. My most expensive Caithness weight, as yet, cost me E20. (I do only have 3 though)
I am following all the posts here and learning a lot. Just fascinating :!:
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 11:12:06 AM »
:D:D:D

Thanks ever so much for the Caithness link, Della! I've been trying to find out about non-paperweight Caithness for AGES, and although it doesn't cover nearly as much as I'd like, it's the only place I've seen with any at all! I've managed to find out a fab. oval bowl I have is by Sarah Paterson, though I didn't pay anything like those prices :P .

 :D:D:D
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 11:25:35 AM »
:P You are very welcome Christine and I know what you mean about finding non-paperweight Caithness.
I spent hours looking on the Internet until I came up with this site.
I know the prices are really up at the top end, but for reference, I thought it was great. Maybe it was just because the weights that I have are Club Collectors weights, but this was the only place I could find them. I didn't even want to find out about them for their value, because I intend to keep them, just to learn a little more for myself. (I can't really afford books yet)
I decided to buy the Mooncrystal weight, the price was too tempting.  :D
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006, 12:54:47 PM »
:evil: :evil: :evil:

Something I'm REALLY starting to regret, was giving a  "Comet" paperweight to the slimeball that conned me into a wedding contract. I seem to remember trying to remove it from his office when signing the divorce papers, but he had a "heavy" in attendance and it was grabbed back from me.  :twisted:
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 12:59:02 PM »
:oops: Sorry I wrote Christine instead of Sue. My apologies.
Not sure why, must have had my sister on my mind.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006, 03:37:52 PM »
Hi
Mooncrstal was designed by Colin Terris back in 1977 and they came in Black, Blue, Green, Hyacinth, Pink and Yellow.  The original issue price was £15.00 US $49.50.
Hope this helps regards Tim

 

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