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Offline RAY

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someones wrecked a nice weight
« on: June 04, 2012, 10:55:24 AM »
someones been at the dremel again lol http://goo.gl/nh8Er
cheers Ray

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 11:14:54 AM »
Have you informed them?

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 04:32:27 PM »
I guess they might realise though as they haven't put 'St Louis' in the title.
I think that's a gorgeous weight.  Does it devalue weights if they have had things scribbled on them? (or is that a stupid question judging by your title)
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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
It's damage m, so yes, it devalues it.
Maybe makes it more affordable? - it's to the base it so it probably wouldn't show on display.
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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 05:29:58 PM »
yes I see what you mean.  It's funny how the mind works though.... if this was on a rare vase I really, really wanted, I wouldn't consider that at all.  However if it was on something I was ambivalent about, but quite liked, it would put me off.
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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 11:21:20 PM »
I have sent the seller the following:
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For information, this paperweight was not made by St Louis. Unfortunately somebody has added the signature to what is actually a typical paperweight made by Ysart Brothers (Vasart) in the years 1946 to 1956.

For details on those types of paperweights, please see my article at:
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/salv-ybros/ysartbros.htm
The same pattern, including an identical cross-type cane, can be seen in my detailed page for Item 24 of my article:
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/salv-ybros/detail-concentric-01.htm
KevinH

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 11:26:12 PM »
Academically, it is a good example of something that is obviously wrong as it is quite easy to match the style and canes to known examples from Ysart Bros.
KevinH

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 05:07:02 AM »
I think it's a beautiful weight and since the fake sig is on the bottom it wouldn't be visible in my display cabinet anyway. I'm sure some wouldn't be interested in it because of the counterfeit attempt but I would not hesitate to buy it for my collection. If I were to sell it later though I would clearly state the "damage" in the description. By the way isn't it Saint Louis not St. Louis? ;)

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 09:34:18 AM »
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If we are being pedantic, it is actually 'Saint-Louis' with a hyphen, although the company does use St-Louis as well. See the Saint-Louis website.

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Re: someones wrecked a nice weight
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 02:40:07 PM »
The seller has asked if they may use my comments in their listing. Which, of course, they are free to do by inclusion in the "Q & A" section.

But nice to be asked. :) So there could be an update to the listing soon.
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