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Author Topic: Caithness mis-identified  (Read 3223 times)

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Offline rosieposie

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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2012, 11:12:52 AM »
Just look at the number of times he has changed hid eBay identity.  :o
I tried KevinH's route and it works....
Also,  for quickness see below.
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 12:27:56 PM »
Thank you, Rosie - but how did you get to this URL?

When I am logged into ebay-CH and try to find the contact form of a member (using the member's name - not coming from an auction) I am logged out, and transferred to ebay-DE. There I have to login - search again - and will be told this member doesn't exist ... hmmm? No way >:(.

So I tried ebay-UK: they actually find him (her?) ... will they only find members within the same ebay region?

Anyway - found him - but before being allowed to contact this seller, I would have to register as one of his friends ... which I am certainly not going to do 8)!

Therefore - thank you for the link: works actually, also for me - and I sent the seller a note about his error.

I also saved the URL: seems that one can just replace the member's name with any other member's name. Life could be sooo easy, if only ebay would not always try to prevent this.
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 01:41:20 PM »
Hi Wuff,  it was the url that came up on ebay UK !

I 'saved' the listing as per the gmb link, and then went to my own saved list. 
It was there,  so, I clicked on it,  the sellers listing came up. 
I went to the feedback page, clicked the contact a member at the RIGHT side of the star ratings box and then ticked the box saying it wasn't about a listed item. 
That question box came up. 
So the easiest way to send you all that info was just to send the url I got......simples!! ::)
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 04:48:06 PM »
Did Kevin get a reply from the seller?
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 12:29:31 PM »
Not yet!
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2012, 02:06:11 PM »
Even misattributed, it is quite an exceptional piece - perhaps worth more than many of the Caithness weights.

It doesn't strike me as a deliberate wrongful attribution with intention to mislead and hype the price up.

And I would have thought those who collect Caithness or Murano would spot it for what it is.
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2012, 05:46:07 PM »
With reference to paperweights in this instance, unless it has a name, brand or label on it no-one should make an assumption that it is by a particular artist or Company and anyone selling should certainly not, not only is it very misleading but probably illegal.

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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2012, 06:03:03 PM »
Who's to say the seller didn't find it stuck in a Caithness box?
In charity shops, finding a pretty box to display something in may well occur - and item and box may well be completely unrelated.
(There's an insignificant flat weight with a photo stuck on the base in a Strathearn box in a local one near me. ::) . The box has a nice satin cushion, it shows the weight off prettily.)

Labels can be removed and restuck, unscrupulous folk dremmel names on things.
I'm not sure where "branded" stuff comes into it, but I avoid anything with brands/logos, they're so ugly.
(I black out a horrid white tick shaped logo on the back of my partner's black jacket with permanent black marker pen so it doesn't show. ;D )

You need to know and understand the actual glass work too.  :)
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Re: Caithness mis-identified
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012, 06:27:53 PM »
With reference to paperweights in this instance, unless it has a name, brand or label on it no-one should make an assumption that it is by a particular artist or Company and anyone selling should certainly not, not only is it very misleading but probably illegal.

To my mind Hourglass, what you say is a given....and if the seller has changed names at least half a dozen times and hasn't answered Kevin's question,  it seems more than a little suspicious....but you might be right Sue.....he could just be innocent of attempting to mislead.......couldn't he?  ???
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