Hi All, can someone with extensive Whitefriars cane knowledge help me with this please.
I have attached two photos. The first is a standard Whitefriars paperweight "bell,flag and eagle" with a small USA flag cane having 20 stars and 11 stripes (6 dark pink and 5 light pink). This type of flag is repeated in my other USA series paperweights that have edition numbers.
The second photo shows a "bell,flag and eagle" paperweight that has no edition number on the base (see my earlier post about missing edition numbers). The flag in this weight is different (a totally different cane) and one I have not seen elsewhere. This flag looks too square to represent a typical flag. It turns out that it has 13 stripes (7 dark pink and 6 light pink).
Does anyone know if this was a trial that was later rejected (in favour of the 11 stripe version) because it looked too square?
Has anyone else got a Whitefriars weight with a 13 stripe flag like this?