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Offline tropdevin

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Unusual Strathearn paperweight
« on: August 05, 2012, 03:30:38 PM »
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Has anyone seen this Strathearn design before? It is similar to the Force 2 design, but that has 1+4 bubbles, whereas this one has 1+8, more like a 'harlequin'. I asked Richard More, but it was new to him.

Diameter 3 1/4 inch / 82 mm; height 2 5/8 inch / 67 mm.

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Offline SophieB

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Re: Unusual Strathearn paperweight
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 05:38:35 PM »
Hi Alan,

Nope never seen one either, and if Richard More has never seen one then it must be rare/unique!!!

Having said that, I acquired a rare Strathearn P33 with multi-colored ground (with four bubbles and a label) recently and was the underbidder on Ebay on another rare Strathearn a few weeks ago (item 120946466729).
 
So rare (or unique) does come on the market!! And all that shows that Strathearn had a rather more varied production that one sometimes think.

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Re: Unusual Strathearn paperweight
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 12:47:50 PM »
A nice unusal Strathearn you have there Alan and I would guess it is a one off piece. Dave Moir told me the workers at Strathearn used to make friggers in their lunch breaks and sell them or take them home for family and friends.
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Re: Unusual Strathearn paperweight
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 04:58:13 PM »
Just had a mail from Dave Moir, telling me
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Had a look at the weight and it is a Strathearn maybe made at lunchtime but also near the end before it was sold to Stuart Crystal we made a lot of weights of our own ideas. I did not make it but maybe Herbert Dreier made it. Hope this helps.
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