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Offline Morgan48

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Caithness C11G confirmation please
« on: November 01, 2011, 05:59:57 PM »

Good evening GMB and all

Over the years I've seen a fair number of Caithness weights with the C11G etching on the base. This seems to mainly be on "older" Caithness weights. I have read that this indicates these are seconds.... can someone please confirm this

Many thanks and regards

Gareth




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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 07:07:47 PM »
It does indeed Gareth  :hi: :hi: :hi: - it's lovely to "see" you - I hope you're well and doing great! :kissy:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 07:23:08 PM »


Many thanks Sue.... good to see you still tinkling the ivories..!!.... :hiclp:  ....... It seems Caithness must have pushed out quite a barrow load of duff ones then.... :o

Hope all is well with you too..... take care :)

Many regards

Gareth


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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 07:39:49 PM »
One could simply decide they got awfully fussy about what constitutes a fault, Gareth.  ;D
I'm often pushed to find any flaws in bits marked as such.
What matters is, is it a lovely piece or something rather more ordinary?  :usd:

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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 11:14:21 PM »
Caithness gift shop probably did a very good trade in seconds to visitors that would otherwise not have bought. As such it would make perfectly good business sense to ensure that the supply was able to meet the demand. The workers were very good so wastage was minimal - it would thus be no surprise if weights were marked as seconds purely for commercial reasons.
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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2011, 11:05:26 AM »
     That makes good business sense. I have a Caithness marked as a second but could not really find anything wrong with it until I compared the colour of the ground with a "first". Mine was a fair bit darker, but I actually prefered it.
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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011, 12:31:19 AM »
Colours were varied particularly in long editions, I cannot see colour as a 2nd criteria.
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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2011, 11:00:18 AM »
     Well Frank if you say that is the case, I can't see anything wrong with my C11G. So I suppose we will have to revert to the Caithness selling stategy, thanks for the info.
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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2011, 11:13:22 AM »
I have a couple of seconds - of limited edition pieces.
My Helen MacDonald "Edinburgh Rock" has a few swirls in the casing if you look carefully enough - but it's not been faceted or engraved like the non-seconds.
I've also got 2 large "Free-form" chargers, one has a bit of a bulge falling down from the underside, the other I cannot fault - unless you count one tiny elongated bubble. As these are both completely unmarked, I am assuming they're seconds, given they're limited editions of 250.
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Re: Caithness C11G confirmation please
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2011, 11:40:32 AM »
I too have seen a lot of CIIG weights with no apparent faults but I do know for sure that Caithness often did experimental or trial weights and rather than waste these they were sold off as seconds in the shop. Similalrly Whitefriars sold seconds in their factory shop marked with an S scratched on the base and many of these had no faults but I believe they were perfect and used to stock the shop.
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