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Offline RAY

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caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:29:39 AM »
i'm not a one to highlight weights that are in auction mode, but this one is a murano one and someone has signed the base as you can see here http://goo.gl/zPwWq , there were no lampworkers at caithness then back in 69
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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 08:48:04 PM »
Hi Ray

Clearly a Murano - the only early fish weight that
Caithness did was an engraved one in 1972.

Unusual to see a Caithness faked ! The base engraving
is quite convincing apart from the wird "Caithness"
which doesn't look right.

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 09:08:58 PM »
by the looks of it Derek, they've found out caithness started paperweights in 1969 and thought early dates are the most sort after
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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
Hi Ray

Agreed. I wonder where they came up with an
edition size of 200 - thats also a strange number.

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 10:00:05 PM »
 Asked her a question just for interest. Said had it about two years.?? Roger.

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 11:35:55 PM »
would it not have been worth more if it had still been a murano weight
there is always someone worse off .

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 08:29:43 AM »
Hi Stew2u2

It made £23 which I suspect is about average, although I have seen them make double this.

Some early Caithness limited editions go for substantial sums - Planets, Shipwreck, Coral etc.
and I guess whoever added the inscription was aware of this.

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 10:51:16 AM »
Just for fun, heres my Shipwreck...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/pooleandpaperweights/DSC_0094.jpg

Paid £750 hammer at auction with 2 other recentish caithness which did about £150 each, so set me back £600 with commision.  Book price is £1200, and the only other one I saw sold did just over £1000 a few years ago.

Some early caithness can be very good money indeed.  Charlton Catalogue is a good guide to own as price for weights which look very similar can differ hugely.

Ian

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 09:02:43 PM »
    Its a very odd thing with these paperweight prices isnt it. About two years ago I sold my shipwreck but it only made £225, which is what I paid for it 3 years previously. Never could work it out.  Roger.
       Are they Caithness or Selkirk?

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Re: caithness yellow fish paperweight dont think so
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 09:32:30 PM »
Hi

The Shipwreck PW is Caithness and was designed and made by Peter Holmes in 1972
with an edition size of just 50 and all were produced. This weight has a PH cane hence
the possible confusion.

Only a few Caithness designers makers were allowed to put in their own sig cane in weights
sold as Caithness. Willie Manson (WM), Jack Allen (JA) , Allan Scott (A) , Harry McKay (H)
and Shona Spittal (S) are others that spring to mind

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