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Offline Littleblackhen

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Vasart Paperweight?
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:12:23 AM »
This paperweight is for sale locally. They have it labelled as Caithness, but I wondered if it might be Vasart as the label seems to end in "art"

I would be grateful if anyone can satisfy my curiosity, thanks :)



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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 09:48:57 AM »
Correct - definitely not a Caithness weight, but Vasart - and (remnants) of a Vasart label:
http://www.ysartglass.com/BaseLabel/Labels.htm#Vasart
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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 09:52:43 AM »
Thanks Wuff.  I am quite happy about that, it is the first time I have spotted a piece of Vasart :)  I am thinking of bidding on it, could you give me a guide price on it at all?  I don't want to go higher than it is worth.  Thanks :)
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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 10:25:24 AM »
I am thinking of bidding on it, could you give me a guide price on it at all?
Most people her are not happy to estimate values (me included) as they can vary a lot, depending on who is interested.
I recommend you search ebay "Vasart Paperweight" with "closed auctions" ... this will give some idea of spread - but keep in mind that not everything identified as Vasart on ebay actually is Vasart.
Good Luck !
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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 12:04:13 PM »
And please be aware that eBay prices for standard Vasart weights (which were daily gift item production) have recently become very distorted. In some cases, collectors have been paying well over 100 pounds (even up to 200) for items that usually cost anything from 10 to 60!

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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 05:51:20 PM »
Also take care your not just being bid up on weights on eBay it's a trend I think is happening more and more,so take care............


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Re: Vasart Paperweight?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 08:19:46 PM »
Ok, thanks for the warnings  :o  I think I will leave a reasonable commission bid on it, and if I am meant to have it then I will get it.  If not, never mind :)
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