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Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« on: February 10, 2013, 02:33:48 PM »
Hi all. A local charity shop has for sale a Caithness  paperweight, engraved with PCC 1884-1984 on the front facet.
The base is marked Caithness Scotland, then what I think might be AM, then what might be a c, or a 9 or just a squiggle and 84 in tiny writing.
It's a very boring and uninteresting weight in itself - just a smoky brown sort of lump at the botton, with a few bubbles over it.
But I think it must be the Paperweight Collector's Club centenary weight. It's quite big.

If anybody is interested, I can get it for them and send it on.
But I'm not risking £5 of my money on it unless I know somebody does want it!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 03:42:20 PM »
Don't know about the weight but I do know that the  good Caithness weights do really well in my opinion. collectors will pay more than £5 especially Limited or Special editions.. In my experience they sell quite well. I would have paid £5 and would list for £10-15 and see where it goes. There isn't a 'Market place' thread on the Caithness collectors site that I could find as that would be one of the best places to mention it's for sale. Every time I add one in the market place here the number of watchers definitely increases.
   On a similar subject, I saw a swan in a charity shop but left it alone, then saw a thread on here about a Beranek Swan, had a quick search and it is another Beranek piece !! and now I dont know which one I saw it in as I visited 4/5 that day. Will have to try again. I missed out on two pieces of Chribska doing the same thing as you just last week as well.
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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 03:56:52 PM »
I don't sell stuff myself - not yet anyway.  :)
I do know good weights are ... well, good weights!  ;D

It's these "scarce" odd, uninteresting and engraved with obscure/company/anniversary/centenary/retirement things that I don't quite get....  :-[
I do know that some of them are more desirable or scarce or perhaps have some personal meaning to somebody, or if it is the one thing missing from a set, etc.,

So I am merely offering to go and buy it for anybody here who would like it - for the £5 plus P&P. I can pack it and send it on.
I thought with it having the Paperweight Collector's Club connection, that it might be of interest to somebody here.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 05:13:07 PM »
Is it Wuff that has something to do with the Caithness weights ?. The thing about buying to sell is...having to let really nice pieces go. I buy them and display for a while before listing. It can be a great way to put money away for that special piece of glass. Does seem a bit strange that a Centenary or commemorative piece to be a bit boring, considering what they can do.
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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 06:47:25 PM »
Suggestion: Sue, could you get the weight, please? You mention £5: I'll pay that - you take pictures - and once we have seen pictures, we decide what to with it ::).

But what does the PCC stand for? Would paperweight collecting have been popular enough in 1894 to set up a Collectors' Club? To be honest - I have my doubts, and would put my money on a Cricket Club.

Finally, on the "value" of centenary or other commemorative weights: for someone connected to whatever is being celebrated, the value may be quite high - even if the design as a paperweight on its own may be quite uninteresting.
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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 11:30:29 AM »
Ok, I'll get it today Wuff. It's not a problem "forking out" £5 if it's of interest to Scotland's Glass. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 11:09:31 PM »
The Paperweight Collectors Circle (not Club) was a renaming (2003/4) of the original Cambridge Paperweight Circle, which was founded in 1981.

So, very likely not much connection with the weight.
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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 11:19:28 PM »
So, very likely not much connection with the weight.
The PCC, as we know it today (I'm a member) will certainly not be connected to this weight.
My question was - is it likely that in 1884 [sorry for the typo in my previous message] such a Club (or Circle) would have been founded - and I didn't consider that very likely. Apart from the fact - if it celebrated a centenary in 1984 (1994?), likely we would know about it.
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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 01:37:09 PM »
I've got the lump.

PCC could be police complaints commission, press complaints commission, pharmacy contractor committes, a legal professional competence course...

Something needs to be done to reduce the number of acronyms used in this promiscuous manner.  >:(
There are far too many which are the same, and without context, are just meaningless!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness P.C.C. centenary weight, 1884-1994
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 01:43:52 PM »
I've got the lump.
Great - thank you ! Could you, please, take a few pictures and post them here? Also - send me a mail with your paypal name (I assume you got one - if not, also let me know), so I can refund the £5.
Best regards - Wolf
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