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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 08:39:53 AM »
Cheers Wolf , i did wonder about the boxes as they are such a tight fit , not 1mm to spare at the top and very little at the sides . mine will probably be on ebay this coming week . jp


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 10:05:31 AM »
Hi Wolf if you want to lift pictures for Scotlands glass they will be on ebay after nine tonight the pictures are not brilliant but the best i could do . one is on already .
i thought if i put this on market place you may not see it , i will delete tomorrow ,or sooner . :X:


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 12:40:20 AM »
Hi,

Apologies to replying to an older thread, but I have an almost identical paperweight to the one mentioned here, except:

* It has on Eagle anywhere on it;
* The base is not signed, and gives no indication as to who made it

Given that, would anyone be able to guess who made it?  I've had a poke around, but haven't found anything.  I'd take a photo, but there's not much point.

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 06:58:22 AM »
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Hi.  I had a similar piece.  The inner dome was slightly off centre, so I think it was a reject that was not engraved.  It did not have CIIG on the base, so I guess it was not sold as a second - just found its way out of the factory.

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 09:51:08 AM »
Hi Alan,

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Hi.  I had a similar piece.  The inner dome was slightly off centre, so I think it was a reject that was not engraved.  It did not have CIIG on the base, so I guess it was not sold as a second - just found its way out of the factory.

Alan

Ah, interesting.  So are you saying that it would have most likely been made by Caithness anyway?  My fiancée and I have only just started to collect paperweights, so we're just finding out what to look out for.

Thanks once again.
Thomas


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 01:31:58 PM »
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Hi Thomas.  Probably Caithness...but an image would help settlethe matter!

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 03:40:59 PM »
Hello Alan,

Hi Thomas.  Probably Caithness...but an image would help settlethe matter!

Alan

Okey-dokey.  Here's a few photos of said paperweight, modelled by my fiancée.  ;)

Kindly,
Thomas


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 04:13:12 PM »
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Hi Thomas.  I am 99.9% sure that will have been made by Caithness.  Alan
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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 04:44:25 PM »
Hi Alan,

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Hi Thomas.  I am 99.9% sure that will have been made by Caithness.  Alan

I'll take those odds, especially given what I've seen so far about that specific paperweight.

Is it common practice for companies such as Caithness to not put their name to items which they have still produced, but are seconds?  If that's so, why bother to release them in the first place?  How are they sold?  If---in this particular case---it's not obviously Caithness, how are such things identified, and what happens to its value as a result.  (We're not interested in value usually, but I'm hoping the answer will be interesting.  :))

TIA, and thank you for confirming what I'd been reading already.  We're starting to really enjoy paperweights.  :)

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2016, 04:51:33 PM »
It was probably sold through the Caithness factory shop and may or may not have had a label. Because it wasn't engraved, it wasn't truly a second of anything. Caitheness seconds are usually marked CIIG

 

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