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Offline RAY

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caithness prototype 1
« on: September 30, 2012, 07:25:02 PM »
1 of 2 i got today, this one measures 3.5" across and just over 2.5" high, marked on the base c11g , around the base about 0.5" up has been sand blasted to give the appearance of mist? , the ground is a translucent pink/purple colour rising up to a point to nearly hit the large air bubble, i say prototype just because of the sand blasting and i've never seen one before, the weight even might have a name Wuff  should know ..thanks

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Re: caithness prototype 1
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 07:50:00 PM »
Is it space beacon?
One in the link below

https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/CaithnessGlassLtdEditionSpaceBeaconPaperweight

Limited Edition 2nd the misting added to differentiate from the Ltd edition and sold as a second but don't quote me because I have a Fire dance (unlimited) also marked C11G with the 'misty' etching along the base.

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Re: caithness prototype 1
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 08:27:16 PM »
Space Beacon comes in Damson, Green and Purple - so this will be the purple version ... and brings us back to the question of seconds of limited edition weights. We've discussed this recently - an example with a frosted zig-zag pattern on the lower part of the dome.

Now - your weight doesn't seem to have this pattern - but just the lower part of the dome uniformly frosted - is that correct? There is a similar case on ebay right now (120989724599) with a Sea Crab weight - just the lower part of the dome uniformly frosted (not visible on the auction image, but I have discussed this with the seller and got additional images).
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Re: caithness prototype 1
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 10:33:00 PM »
must of missed the discussion on the limted weights as seconds .. surley it must taken time to put the zig zag pattern on the weight
cheers Ray


 

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