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Offline kap320

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Re: pressed edges vs rounds
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 01:07:18 AM »
Alan---from what I've seen, your spot on. -----Ken

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Re: pressed edges vs rounds
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 10:18:58 AM »
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I go with the moulded weights are usually 'not too desirable cheap tourist gift' option.  Hence there are relatively few about. But, as has been said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Incidentally, has anyone noted a moulded weight making a sale price into 3 figures? (other than £9.99, for example....).

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I was wondering, as I assume this thread is about the typical Perthshire/Strathearn pws with star shapes, was this design feature used for any limited edition weights?
I ask as the ones I see on eBay are usually of the smallish daily production variety.  I'm sure a study on finished eBay auctions could give an indication on differences in value
in like for like pws where the only difference is the outer finish. 

What I have seen of these seem to all be in the "gift shop" budget range so if the discussion is limited to these I agree.

One could argue that William Manson's bat cave weights (and various other scenes) are moulded with one facet and they routinely go for £100+ 
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Re: pressed edges vs rounds
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 11:13:01 AM »
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Hi Alexander.

I think there are two big differences with Willie Manson's bat caves (reflected in the price).  First, they have a 3 dimensional design containing lampwork, and second, the facet is a labour intensive subsequent addition, rather than something made in the hot fabrication process.

I sold around 400 Strathearns a few years ago, many on eBay, including a few moulded stars of various sizes. At that time the stars sold for less than similar conventional domed weights (£12 to £25 for the stars, compared to £15 to £60 for the domed ones). I don't know what prices have been achieved in the last couple of years.

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Re: pressed edges vs rounds
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
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I think there are two big differences with Willie Manson's bat caves (reflected in the price).  First, they have a 3 dimensional design containing lampwork, and second, the facet is a labour intensive subsequent addition, rather than something made in the hot fabrication process.


I quite agree, my point, which may have been a but inelegantly put, is that an exterior moulded surface on it's own should
not be seen as a direct indicator of value or general desirability.

Imho WM's paperweights are in quite a different league artistically to the gift shop variety star shaped millefiori weights.
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