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Author Topic: An unusual label on a paperweight called Strathearn  (Read 1594 times)

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Offline Simone

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An unusual label on a paperweight called Strathearn
« on: March 17, 2006, 11:58:32 PM »
I saw this on Ebay and wondered what the gold shield was on the base.

I've never seen a label like it before.
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An unusual label on a paperweight called Strathearn
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2006, 03:14:29 PM »
An example of this medallion in a weight was researched by a member of the PCC and PCA, and the findings were first published in the 2002 issue of The Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Asociation, Inc.

It was the logo / insignia of a Scottish paper making company called Tullis Russell. The research article states that a former employee of the company remembered these weights being produced in 1959 as a 150th anniversary issue.

As it was dated to 1959, it's one of the few pieces of evidence that can be used to date a Vasart weight.

I have an example but I had to remove the acrylic covering as it had "crizzled" so much that the medallion could hardly be seen. It took several sessions over a couple of days soaking in acetone to get rid of the acrylic!

It's quite possibe that the "blurring" over the medallion as seen in the eBay photo may be the acrylic going off, or if it has already been removed, it could be damage to the medallion itself. It would useful to know which it is.
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An unusual label on a paperweight called Strathearn
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 03:22:48 PM »
Thanks Kev. It's a great way of identifying the year it was made. I think the seller should be informed and maybe then, they'd change their mind about selling it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2006, 03:38:33 PM »
I have contacted the seller.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 10:25:14 PM »
The seller has updated the listing with my comment and his response.

And today at the Woking Glass Fair, I met the person who did the original research into these particular medallions. I mentioned this had been discussed here.
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