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Author Topic: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.  (Read 2019 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 08:43:56 PM »
I have tried a variety of 'replacement' sources, and came up with without a match.         In view of the fact that you have confirmed this one is E&L - probably sometime around the '30's, then the pattern may well have been sufficiently long since abandoned to be unavailable from anywhere now.      Although that is my guess only, and for all I know Edinburgh Crystal may have in fact continued this one for a very long time (although proabably not since we can't find it).        Some patterns like Woodchester and Stratford for example (Stuart) seemed to have been produced for ever.       It's a long shot, but much leg work trawling around antiques fairs/markets may well be your only hope (and a slim one at that) :)
P.S.  throw it away and buy 1/2 doz. of another more recent pattern. ;)

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Re: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 04:28:44 PM »
Hi

Paul thanks for your research. That's a good idea regarding the Antique Fairs.  Alas I thought my prayers would be answered immediately via the internet so hadn't really give that option much thought.

Anyway I'll give it a few weeks and if I have no luck I'll throw them (8 piece) in the recycle bin. :thup:

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Re: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012, 05:02:44 PM »
no, no, please don't bin eight oldish E&L glasses, my apologies for being a little flippant.    Surely eight is enough for anyone, is it a football team that you're trying to inebriate. ;D      You're lucky to have that many from an old set - so keep them, please.

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Re: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 07:04:33 PM »
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Edinburgh and Leith pattern help needed.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 07:22:54 PM »
They might be good for prawn cocktails!
Definitely not bin material!
Even if you don't get a name for the pattern, surely the E&L mark alone is enough to indicate quality.  :thup:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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