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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 09:24:24 AM »
Ah, but assumptions DO have to be made from time to time..... :lol:

and then I come on here and check them all out, and have them dashed to the ground!  

I was making assumptions purely in terms of damage repairs rather than anything else.  I totally agree that for lots of glass, various parameters have to be considered, and then an educated (or sometimes totally wild) guess has to be made... 8)

But there is an old saying I try very hard to keep in mind,

when in doubt, leave it out...


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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 12:18:44 PM »
Hmmm, yes, but another of couple sayings might be worth a thought:

"Faint heart never won fair lady", which can apply to an array of things, and, probably more appropriate, might be, "No-one made a profit without first making a loss".

Without making mistakes (which many of the people who give advice on these boards have done) you really cannot learn and gain confidence.

Maybe, assumptions, if made, should only be made from an educated view point, since, as you admit, they are only dashed to the ground when you come here :shock: :? Surely what I said about repairs tells you that even the best of us can be fooled if the repair is done well? So, no, assumptions cannot even be made there.

For instance there is a unique vase that was sold at auction. It fooled a number of 20th century glass authorities. The problem? What everybody is thinking is the unique part is in fact a 2006 'addition' :shock:  :?  :shock:  However, with a little sideways thinking it doesn't take much to work out that it is wrong and why.

You may think me hard-hearted, but I believe if you re-read what I said before there are answers for you there :D

Nigel


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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2006, 12:32:17 PM »
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Nigel, I always think the best of people...

You may feel you are hard hearted, but I don't think so, just hard nosed  maybe....   :lol:

I have sold ceramics for much longer than glass, but I love my glass, and I want to carry on buying and selling, and I am learning all the time.  Whilst I take your point about having to make a loss before you make a profit, I don't want to ruin my reputation whilst I am about it!  So for me, if I am not absolutely 100% sure that an item is right, I will tend to leave it alone until I have more "touchy feely" experience under my belt.   If this means others take the profits, well, good for them.  There is more than enough profit around in this world for all of us.


 

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