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Offline flying free

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Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« on: December 03, 2011, 03:35:12 PM »
I thought this might be a Perthshire weight?  Any help much appreciated :sun:  It is on  a creamy yellow ground that is mottled.
my camera has given up the ghost on batteries so I will have to add later a base and side shot if they are required.
Many thanks
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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 05:37:54 PM »
Hi flying free,

It is an early Perthshire PP2 (it should have a 2 1/2 inch diameter).

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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 06:08:44 PM »
PP2 means a second, is that right?
Nancy


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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 07:01:43 PM »
It does measure 2 1/2" Sophie and thank you  :)
Wolkenreb I don't think PP2 means it's a second.  It is the code for the weight (at least I believe it is....I know nothing about paperweights  :))
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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 07:14:59 PM »
Hi there,

Indeed, PP2 is the reference for this particular style of Perthshire weight and it is an unlimited edition. It is possible to divide Perthshire production roughly into two categories: the annual limited editions and the PP editions which may be limited or unlimited. PP1 and PP2 are the most common unlimited editions;they have both similar spoke designs but different sizes (PP1-3 inch / PP2-2 1/2 inch). Both types were produced throughout the life of the factory. As unlimited editions were not signed with a P until 1978.

There should be not any seconds for Perthshire as the factory destroyed systematically all seconds every week.

SophieB

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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 11:14:14 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Sophie.  My mind must have read PP2 as 'Perthshire Paperweight 2nd' I guess.  Fascinating that they didn't allow anything but perfection out into the world.  Always learning . . .
Nancy

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Re: Is this a Perthshire PP2 please, or is it a Strathearn weight?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 04:35:34 PM »
Thank you for the extra information Sophie  :) much appreciated.
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