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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2012, 07:13:11 PM »
I'm very curious about a bit I can see on your site. I have a piece just about exactly the same (colours are slightly different, but that's all).
Yours is signed by Marian Pyrcak, but mine is signed by Adam Jablonski. Mine aslo has 2 Jablonski labels, and a cardboard tag.

It's a very tall "thing", with a cased and coloured open bubble at the bottom, (it sits on the open end) with great tall pulled-up sorts of bits going into the rounded top in another colour. Mine's blue and a sort of orangey pink - which sometimes refracts green.

I imagine it could be used to hold paper down.....

Weird.  :spls: I wonder who did the design!
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2012, 09:54:09 PM »
Hi Sue,

I think Marian and Adam worked together. Now Adam has retired and closed his factory and Marian has started up on his own. The original design would be Adam's but his students would work on a similiar design and as they made them, they would sign them.

Hold on to your piece because, as Adam has closed his factory - his pieces have started shooting up in price.

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Barnaby
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 10:03:18 PM »
Fuhrman, than you for that. I have been planning another trip to Hungary, it is really stunning, and would like to discover more eastern European glass artists in general. Unfortunately, my day job (looking after vulnerable women in the acute stage of psychosis) takes up both a lot of my time and my mental energy. My wife is Polish and I hope that when we are over there in May we can make time to drive over to the Czech Republic on a glass reccee.That is, as long as we don't have to visit every aunt, uncle, cousin, godchild... ::)
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 12:26:33 PM »

I often used to find the odd good bargain in charity shops, but they are more keenly priced these days and the margins are generally too tight now. If I ever saw something seriously under priced, I like to think I would point this out to them though. :-[

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Barnaby

No need to look embarrassed, I like your way of thinking Barnaby.... :)
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
I wouldn't be able to sleep of I did that Rosie. Cubs honour.

Reading around the inter-web there is a lot going on in the UK, but I am finding myself drawn to the garish and loud pieces coming out of the US. My stiff upper lip has evaporated and I am reveling in the multi-coloured pieces. I am thinking they will sell quite well over here - take peoples' minds off the abysmal weather and all that. I have put all the best bits I find on my Pinterest board under Boha Glass.
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2012, 11:41:49 PM »
I have stated looking more seriously at glass these days... I still buy the odd quirky piece,  but am gradually selling some stuff off and today John drove me to Devon to pick up a nice piece that is too delicate to be posted.
Some of the animals will have to go as this piece is tall and I will have to lose a shelf in the cupboard... it is time to start serious collecting now... I think!

BTW, I believe you Barnaby, I was a Brown Owl years ago....dib dib dib!  ;)
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2012, 08:31:00 AM »
Good morning Rosie there is an R in started , if you want to remain my spelling corrector please get it right . I believe you have signed up another GMB member who cant spell . cheers  ;D ;) jp


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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2012, 12:30:36 PM »
JP, my dear boy, there is a difference between a 'typo' and a spelling mistake, and it takes a little written English knowledge to recognise that difference.

As for 'signing up' other GMB members who can't spell... it would be a full time job if I did that and corrected all the grammar mistakes... so I just pick on you, 'cos you're worth it!  ;)

Just looked at your site Barnaby, WoW!... yes, definately going to go serious on glass collecting now, Scandi, Leerdam, and my new love, Komaromy.
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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2012, 01:48:15 PM »
That told me . :'( :(


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Re: Glass Collecting as an investment
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2012, 02:01:50 PM »
To return to the subject I thought I would add my tuppence worth .

  17thc and 18thc glass has never let me down in 25 yrs , although it is the higher end  that has shown the best return over that time scale so i would imagine it would be the same for whatever genre of glass you decided to collect with investment in mind , the best will always command the best prices .

 below is a recent arrival for the keepers cabinet .

cheers ,
              Peter.

 

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