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Author Topic: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?  (Read 656 times)

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Offline tropdevin

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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 08:36:16 PM »
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Every 'PY' this guy is advertising on eBay looks to me to be a fake.  He has stopped calling them Paul Ysart, and is just pointing out the 'PY' cane. Very wise.

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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:53:14 PM »
thanks - I thought so but just wanted to check.
I've just read the other thread on dropped py canes regarding discussion on who might have made them.


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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 06:59:07 AM »
Another seller has relisted a PY fake, this time described as a "replica". Thats a new one on me!  But at least it put me on my guard.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321115816617?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:50:13 AM »
to me, if I had not known what had been discussed on the board, that listing implies the weight is by Paul Ysart but it contains a 'replica' py cane.  Badly worded listing.  I would have been taken in if I hadn't known.

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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 08:52:02 AM »
Deja vue ? dropped y in py weights . ???

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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 09:02:42 AM »
In the fakes the PY canes letters are in two colours one orangey brown and one red/ pink and all Pauls were red/pink on both letters, they were generally larger filling the cane more. Also Paul's Y was made with a V and an added stem the fakes seem to be one long cane and one short piece added to form the other side of the Y.

Mostly too the quality just isn't there some are very good but the canes and style give them away but this current crop on ebay are pretty poor.

Here's a genuine one that I had.

Having myself bought a fake  last year I looked into this a lot to ensure I wasn't caught again with both the help of this forum and any other sources I could find.

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Re: Is this a Paul Ysart paperweight?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 01:15:25 PM »
Not forgetting its not the secondry sellers at fault it's the people who made them and the dealers who pumped them out in the 1st place......this subject just won't go away will it,,,,,,,,,,,,

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