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Offline daveweight

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Article on Strathearn Paperweights
« on: March 29, 2006, 01:19:52 PM »
Just in case it is of any interest, I have written an article entitled "Strathearn's We Rarely See" illustrating 39 rare Strathearn paperweights which will be published in the PCA bulletin in May this year.
I was lucky enough to obtain one of the rarest Strathearn paperweights last year - a clear weight with white lettering STRATHEARN GLASS and I found this was made by Jack Allan soon after the factory opened.
Other weights illustrated in my article are a double overlay spoked weight, double overlay crown etc.


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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 04:35:20 PM »
Hi
     what about a picture of your rare weight please
                         Gary


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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 05:58:31 PM »
Thanks Gary - I am new to this game and not 100% sure how to get a picture on but I will give it a go and also see if I can include another of the weight I have of a flower form with Vasart canes in it. Keep your fingers ccrossed for me!
Dave


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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 06:17:55 PM »
Thanks for the info - here is the picture
http://www.ysartglass.com/forum/Daveweight_Strathearn1.jpg

Here is the Strathearn with some Vasart canes
http://www.ysartglass.com/forum/Daveweight_Strathearn2.jpg


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 06:35:00 PM »
Hi Dave,
            i like the Strathearn Glass weight very nice and im sure a very rare weight to have, the other with the Vasart canes in it looks more like a starfish than a flower to me and very unusal( no i havent been drinking or smoking any illegal herbs) it just reminds me of something from the sea
                     Gary hicup :roll:


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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 06:50:52 PM »
Thanks for your comments Gary - hope the weight didn't make you feel seasick !!
I am told it was probably made as a centrpiece for glassware on display at exhibitions or trade sales that Strathearn attended and in those days these were held in Blackpool.


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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 07:34:49 PM »
Hi Dave,
              i stay right at the sea so i dont get seasick, i only get glass sick which is when somebody has a piece of glass that i wished i had hehehehe, anyway maybe it is a sea type thing if they held these exhibitions in blackpool as the canes on the petals look like suckers you get on octupuss ect,
                       Gary


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 09:29:42 PM »
Lovely weights, I would like to use them on the sites catalogue pages if I may?
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 10:32:29 PM »
hi Dave

have you seen one of these strathearn's before?

click thumbnail for larger photo

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/yorkshirebob/th_ccf790f7.jpg)
cheers Ray


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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2006, 12:47:49 PM »
Thanks to you all for your replies - Yes Frank you can use the pictures in your catalogue and No Ray - I have never seen a weight like your bull.
Obviously Strathearns are popular with you all so here is a picture of an unusual concentric.
http://www.ysartglass.com/forum/Daveweight_Strathearn3.jpg

 

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