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Author Topic: selkirk black and white mellody paperweight... mis-spelling?  (Read 777 times)

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I have a signed 1992 Selkirk paperweight that looks like it ought to be a Melody design but the word Melody has two ll's ie mellody.

is it just a typo type spelling issue perhaps after a liquid lunch - or should I treat it as a second due to the error? or is it not a melody at all and I'm misreading it?

thanks for your help

Mel

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Re: selkirk black and white mellody paperweight... mis-spelling?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:10:17 PM »
I don't really want to comment on the spelling problem - just my personal view: I either like a weight or I don't; misspellings like this (and this does not include completely wrong names, of course) wouldn't bother me.

Attribution: what size is your weight?

I am asking as there were three different designs - the latest one (issued 1992) being miniature size (about 2.5" or slightly smaller) - see S1992M01 attached.

Pretty similar were the 1990 designs - though standard size (3" or a bit larger) - coming in blue and gold. As I don't have an image of the blue version, attached is the gold version (S1990M03). Should your weight be this size, I would appreciate permission to use your images for ScotlandsGlass.

Also standard size, but some difference in design is Melody of 1987 - issued in Purple, Ruby and Turquoise - attached (S1987M03) is the Turquoise version for comparison.

This (oldest) design shows up in the 1987-1989 catalogues, whilst the other two show only in the 1990 and 1992 catalogues respectively - which does not mean they were not produced (all being unlimited) for longer times.
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Re: selkirk black and white mellody paperweight... mis-spelling?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 12:20:21 PM »
Hi Wuff,

thanks for the reply

It's roughly 2.5 x 2.5 inches

you're welcome to the images if you can use them

Mel

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Re: selkirk black and white mellody paperweight... mis-spelling?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 01:42:31 PM »
It's roughly 2.5 x 2.5 inches
So it is the miniature version, first issued in 1992.

you're welcome to the images if you can use them
Thank you: images have been put into the queue.
Best regards - Wolf
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