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Author Topic: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!  (Read 1570 times)

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Offline bigbri

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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 10:43:21 AM »
hi sorry i sold it 5 years back but ive never seen another till yours,mine def seemed to have some age and the person who bought it collected postal ephemera.

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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 10:55:19 AM »
Sounds about right

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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 11:22:50 AM »
Snap although not quite as elaborate colour wise. This one also turned up in Scotland (Dundee). Measures 2ins high, 2ins square at the top, 3ins diameter across the base and weighs 347g. This has a very slight ridge inside the top rim. I like the idea of the sponge holder for moistening stamps - the inside rim would help keep the sponge in place and the almost weighted base would give this stability.
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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 12:45:50 PM »
Without wishing to put any "damper"  ;D on the notion of a Scottish origin, I should point out that there is an awful lot of Nazeing found up here, often labelled "Scottish Glass"...
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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 05:59:00 PM »
Could it equally be a sponge holder for wetting fingers when counting money....they have plastic ones in the banks these days to save licking the fingers?

I was going to suggest a chair raiser that might have been in sets of 4 to raise a chair a little or protect flooring (lino or carpet) from scratching.

Just some thoughts that came to mind....
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Re: Unusual curiosity but what is it! Strange thing!!!
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 07:45:02 AM »
 ;D
Hey thanks for the great replies on this!
Cheers for the picture alsretro nice to see another, looked in my 20th century british glass book on page106 does anyone think that the nazeing square ashtray might be similar although 4" square and the picture isnt very clear does look similar? Mine does seem to have a slight inner lip also which might be usefull for keeping something init better.

Thanks for replies ;D

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