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Offline lyndhurst44

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Battered paperweight.
« on: June 18, 2006, 05:22:12 PM »
Hi All,
I purchased this rather battered paperweight at a boot sale today and wondered if anyone could identify it for me please.Sorry about the poor photo's.
http://i5.tinypic.com/14tu81f.jpg
http://i5.tinypic.com/14tu81f.jpg

Many Thanks,
Bryn (not Brian)

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 05:26:44 PM »
Sorry about the duplicated photo, this is the base. :oops:
(http://i6.tinypic.com/14tue8l.jpg)

Bryn (not Brian)


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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 05:39:23 PM »
Please don't say you got it for a fiver ... or less :shock:  
Well, if you did, well done. :P

It's an antique French St Louis Camomile on single swirl (at least the swirl seems to single-direction only, although it is pink and whiite so double-coloured).

Value is rather more than you will have paid at the boot fair.
Cleaned up it will be even better ... both to look at and in value.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 05:52:40 PM »
Hi Kev,
I actually paid £7 for it, much more than my norm :roll:  :wink: . I just had a feeling it was worth more even given the damage. It was quite an expensive stall with a comman Mdina weight demanding £12, no less.
I am delighted, thanks so much. :D  :D  :D .
Where would I go to have it "cleaned up"  please?
Cheers,
Bryn (not Brian)


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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 06:11:34 PM »
It's beautiful. Bet you feel really good now Bryn


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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 06:27:58 PM »
Yes very excited Christine, this is the very reason I enjoy Booting so much you just never know what you are going to find. It's just like treasure hunting. :D
This board has been a Godsend. I cannot thank you all enough.
Cheers,
Bryn (not Brian)
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 06:33:51 PM »
For cleaning up, I can recommend Bob Hall at
http://bobhallpaperweights.co.uk/

He uses a process that does not generate much heat and is therefore less likely to cause problems during grinding and polishing. He is also very reasonble with his pricing.
KevinH


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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 06:47:47 PM »
Many Thanks Kev for all your help.
Much obliged,
Cheers,
Bryn (not Brian)


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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2006, 02:32:27 PM »
Fabulous proof once again that if you keep hunting, you will find a treasure. Maybe once, maybe twice, who knows, but they are out there.

A beautiful St. Louis paperweight, valued in the hundreds, but certainly worth keeping.

And I love the bargain price. I too, as previously posted somewhere, have found lucky treasures.

Ain't life grand? Isn't collecting paperweights a joy?


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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2006, 05:08:04 PM »
Hi,
Yes, there are treasures out there. I also love Art Nouveau and Art Deco items and  found two super metal very typically stylized  pieces one in pewter and another in copper, dating from around 1910 in the same boot sale that I purchased the stunning Saint Louis paperweight.  Neither cost me more than $5. I also collected 5 other quality items. A fabulous day.
I don't know if you have the equivilent of the car boot sale in the States, but I try to visit at least 5 within a 50 miles radius of my home, every weekend. Each one has upwards of 100 car owners trying to sell off their clutter. I almost always find something special to bring home, but last weekend was very special.
Cheers,
Bryn (not Brian)

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