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Offline Nick77

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Re: Need advice & help with this old paperweight
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 09:45:19 AM »


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Re: Need advice & help with this old paperweight
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 09:49:30 AM »
Ahhh THANKS Alan I was trying to be subtle as using the forum , I was pretty sure you would know but he said he had asked so many people with no result .


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Re: Need advice & help with this old paperweight
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 10:30:45 PM »
Sorry, if it's one step removed from topic (What a sweet weight, btw!!!) but I've been trying to find a similar corollary to getting on what appears to be the "Short" line in the supermarket, only to find that it invariably it will prove to be the slowest!. There has to be a word for it somewhere in the oxy-dictionary but I've yet to find a copy!
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Hi.  Two and a half inches would be unusually small for a Bacchus, so I suspect it may be a bit bigger if measured exactly at its widest point.

I have the same problem as Nick - any box of bits and bobs I have (or acquire) usually contains nothing of any value or interest....but that is how it has to be: if everyone had a Bacchus (or anything considered rare) in their cupboard, or found one every time they went to a charity shop, they would not be rare, and we would not be talking about them. (I am sure there is a name for that concept - it is a bit like the 'weak anthropic principle' for the existence of life on earth, but applied to a narrow class of objects...any philosophers out there who can enlighten us?)

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