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Offline Tony G

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Hello from a Newbie
« on: January 20, 2012, 11:05:31 PM »
Hi All,
          just thought I would say hello as a brand new registrant (?). I'm interested in paperweights of all sorts but mainly collect Whitefriars. Is it the done thing to post what I might think are interesting weights just for the fun of sharing?

Cheers

Tony



Offline petern00

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 11:12:17 PM »
Hello Tony.  Welcome to GMB.

By all means post whatever you find of interest; it's a great way for all of us to extend and share our experience, knoweldge and enthusiasm.

Regards.

Peter
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Offline ahremck

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 11:23:31 PM »
To get the most exposure you should look at and post to http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42591.0.html where there are heaps of facinating photos.  The paperweight section works well for specialist questions.

Ross
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Offline daveweight

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 12:17:51 PM »
Hi Tony and welcome to GMB. DO you have anuy of the Whitefriars transfer weights as I understand only about 127 were made. Do you have Brian Slingsbys super booklet listing Whitefriars weights as this is really useful and informative.
Dave


Offline Tony G

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 01:07:19 PM »
Hi Dave,
              yes Ive got Brian's guide book. The wife bought it for my last birthday and it's the best thing since sliced bread for Whitefriars paperweights!!

I have two of the same 1972 Munich Olympics ceramic transfer weight nos 16 and 30. Bought one for £7.48 and got two in the parcel as the seller seemed to think the second (with a small nick) wasn't worth bothering with!!!

I'm struggling to reduce my pictures to the size that can be posted, any tips?

What's your speciality and why the particular interest in the ceramics? Are you after anything in particular?

Cheers

Tony


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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 01:59:38 PM »
Hi Tony,
although the Olympics and Silver wedding weights were made using transfers, the attached picture shows the type of weight I was referring to and these picture weights are easily identifiable as they have the Whitefriars button in the base.
Dave


Offline Tony G

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 03:28:12 PM »
Hi Dave,
              no sorry, I haven't been lucky enough to come across one of the picture weights although I would love to have one or more myself!!

Cheers

Tony


Offline Roger H

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 09:05:10 PM »
      Hi Tony, noticed the price of the whitefriars angels have dropped a lot recently. Any comments as to why. Regards Roger.


Offline Tony G

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 09:29:13 PM »
Hi Roger,
               not sure what they used to go for but I tend to value them based on numbers sold. The Host of Angels had the biggest issue at 1000 ( source: Brian Slingsby's Guide). I was asked for some advice by a seller recently and suggested £150. It sold on e-bay for £163 which doesn't seem too bad for that big an issue. There have been quite a few about recently on e-bay. When you think that the Christmas Bell had 258 issued, its value at circa £400 is a lot higher but there again you very rarely see them on the market.

Still, to my mind, this kind of makes the really rare items and unique items seem undervalued. There are quite a few unusual weights that were not limited, that aren't really appreciated.Try the link below. Hopefully it will work to show a P1 with a date cane that I believe was only officially used in the "Bell, Flag and Eagle "weight.

Cheers

Tony       https://picasaweb.google.com/116727165714358173466/USASpecialDateCane?authkey=Gv1sRgCMOgn7vQiIGObA#5700198630642867490


Offline Tony G

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Re: Hello from a Newbie
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 09:39:57 PM »
Hi Roger,
               talking of Christmas weights and values. What do you think these unique beauties might be worth?

https://picasaweb.google.com/116727165714358173466/ChristmasGreetings?authkey=Gv1sRgCJHa4-O1hoGgJA#


cheers

Tony

 



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