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Offline David E

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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 03:42:40 PM »
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The principle as old as the hills, get the information out there AND seen then up go the prices.

That's very true, but I wonder how sustainable Chance glass will become. If demand exists, of course...

Richard Dennis? Is he the publishing magnate?

So... what's the next collecting craze, so we can all jump on the band-wagon :shock:  :wink:

Emmi: you can always start it at £49, £99, £149 or whatever, but 99p does have a ring to it! :lol: Seriously, I think it will sell quite easily and wouldn't worry about a high start price as anything worth its salt and described well will usually reach a good figure.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2006, 04:58:51 PM »
Now, yes but he started as a humble dealer and then had the idea of doing a book on all of the unsaleable stuff he was accumulating. I presume he still has his upmarket store in Ken Church st.

Victor Arwas did the same thing with art glass. He started with money and filled a warehouse before publishing, the rest is history.

I would have thought that Chance glass was made in sufficient quantities to have a large enough collector base to sustain stable prices. Probably made more pieces in one design then all of the Monart ever made.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2006, 05:16:22 PM »
BLIMEY!!!! Only just caught up with this thread - I'm staggered.  David, I might quote or link your site on some of my (bog standard) Chance glass auctions if you dont mind?  Can't hurt :-)


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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2006, 05:21:10 PM »
eBay is one of the best marketting tools on the web for specialist web-sites, I always encourage quoting.

My stamp collection has been mostly marketted on eBay and I have had over a hundred sales off eBay as a result. The only limitation is that the single link has to be an info site, so I link to my Me page and place the sale link there. This is what you learn if you buy one of those guides to getting rich on eBay.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006, 05:21:27 PM »
Hi Pip, yes, feel free to link: the more exposure the better. I'm trying to educate people selling their "1950s" handkerchief vases with 1970s labels that they are much later, and that Margaret Casson did not necessarily design Swirl!
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2006, 05:24:48 PM »
Good tips Frank thank you, and David thank you also, however I'm embarrassed to admit I'm one of those guilty of wrongly attributing Margaret Casson to Swirl  :oops: (who was it then???)


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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2006, 05:29:58 PM »
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... wrongly attributing Margaret Casson to Swirl  (who was it then???)

Good question. Next?

No-one seems to know. She designed Wild Rice (52), Night Sky (57) and Green Leaves (1958) to the best of my knowledge, but there's no mention of the Swirl designer. I did ask Tony Cartwright but even he doesn't know. :cry:

I'd love to know purely to give the guy/gal proper credit for one of the most iconic 1950s designs :)

Hey, I just realised that if I put 1958 as
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(58) it gives me this (58)

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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2006, 05:31:26 PM »
Have you tried the Design History museum.
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2006, 05:33:02 PM »
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Have you tried the Design History museum.

Nope, but I have various places still left to try. Any URL?

Pilkington's archives are not very helpful... :(
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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2006, 05:34:44 PM »
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