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Offline kieran

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caithness neptune , a wee question
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:05:04 AM »
l got this today , on the base it is just scratched neptune also scratched colin terris peter holmes is this the norm for this weight
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Re: caithness neptune , a wee question
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 10:06:38 AM »
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Any chance of a pic of the marks on the base?
The Planets series dates to the early-mid '70s, if my memory is right.
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Re: caithness neptune , a wee question
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 12:29:47 PM »
Hi

I have had Starbase for many years

When I bought it it had CT/PH Starbase and the date 1972  385/500 scratched onto the base.

I knew so little about paperweights that I was going to remove all this scratched rubbish from the base but lucky for me I didn't .

I still have the weight if anyone needs it to fill a gap in their collection.

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Re: caithness neptune , a wee question
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 12:43:56 PM »
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I think it was usual for these very early LE pieces to be scratched signed by Colin Terris and the maker, and also 'Caithness'. The ones I have seen are not consistent, in that some also have the name of the piece, and maybe the year, and some do not.

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Re: caithness neptune , a wee question
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 01:31:03 PM »
Thanks for the replys
ive looked at the label through a lense and its the old CG label
heres 2 pics of the base l hope they are clear enough
it looks to me like it says
neptune colin terris peter holmes caithness 1971 ???? 457
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Re: caithness neptune , a wee question
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 02:51:00 PM »
 ;D
I think these scratches should add a whole load of value to the weight!

Super thing to have.
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.


 



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