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Author Topic: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted  (Read 1404 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 03:29:09 PM »
I wish there was some sort of serial number database on there to identify an individual item.
With serial number - do you mean the number signed on the base of your weight (U5082)?

I very much doubt this ever existed - and if it did, it was discarded during liquidation in 2006. You could do some rough estimates yourself ;): these production numbers were introduced in 1983 (starting with A) - and between then and 2004 the number of unlimited weights produced per year varied between 50'000 and 140'000 ... that adds up to between 1 and 2 millions of weights ... and what would be the benefit?
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Re: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 07:28:21 PM »
Wuff... to the best of your knowledge can you just break down what the "U5082" etched on my paperweight exactly translates to. With all I have read I am now more confused than ever. LOL Thanks

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Re: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 08:07:11 PM »
Well - as stated above:
- the U stands for 1998
- the 5082 doesn't stay for anything - it's just a running number, the 5082th unlimited weight produced this year.
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Re: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 08:12:43 PM »
As a matter of interest I was just checking eBay and there are two Sea Pearls weights listed on U18570 and the other U16159


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Re: Caithness "Sea Pearls" paperweight... Information wanted
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 08:24:23 PM »
I'm confused now - doesn't the U in this case just mean unlimited ?
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