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Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:09:16 AM »
I've got a set of six very cool tumblers from the 60s/70s. Pewter grey colour, looked at RSW Harlequin but not quite, wondered if
they could be Holmegaard or even WF?
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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 10:53:30 AM »
Just bumping this one to see if anyone's got any ideas?

Thanks :-)
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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 12:53:25 PM »
There are pretty common in the charity shops. I assume they were sold in Woolworths.


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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 01:13:09 PM »
The characteristics and feel of these tumblers make them appear more than your usual Woolworths/charity shop fayre,

They are 1960s/70s, that much I'm sure off, the weight is very good, these aren't cheap tat,

These are a great style and well designed, the colour of the glass is very similar to Dartington and some Holmegaard,
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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 05:53:03 PM »
Woolies used to sell Clarice Cliff - it was the Woolies kind of market she was aiming for, I believe - cheap and cheerful.
And Monart got their mica from Woolies in the winter. (It was their christmas "glitter" at the time.)
Woolies also used to sell Ladybird children's clothing - now you can't say that wasn't "up-market"!
Don't knock Woolies!

Your glasses are similar to, but not the same as the Wedgwood ones... sorry I can't be of more help.
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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »
Hi Sue, many thanks for the info :-)

Dare I say it but am I the only retro seller out there that thinks Clarice Cliff feels like cheap tat?

I loved Woolies back in the day, To be honest I did read the first response as using Woolies in a derogative context!
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Re: Grey Glass Tumblers Holmegaard/WF?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 06:06:47 PM »
No, you're not the only one.  ;D
Clarice Cliff is thouroughly nasty, outrageously expensive... cheap tat.
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