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Offline brewster

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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 11:49:28 PM »
There's been another one on ebay in the same series as that shown above by Greg. The blurb in that listing (whew!) suggests the seller is more confident of its origins by the hand of Sam Herman than I am.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282267471432

The single word "Sam" on the OP's specimen appears to be in the same handwriting as the other two (Greg's plus this one).

Based on what I know of Jam Factory practices and markings 1974-77, my conclusion is these paperweights were made by someone with initials MW who was working under direction in Sam Herman's studio in 1981.

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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 02:44:23 PM »
You read all that blurb? Trevor, you are a braver man than me, over the years his excessive wordiness has reached legendary status amongst buyers.

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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 03:26:13 PM »
 ;D
I wilted well before a tenth of the way through.
I had started off determined to get to the end. ::)
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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 11:25:46 PM »
I think the seller (or their assistant) deserves some credit for correct use of an apostrophe for the possessive form of at least some of the words that require it.
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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2017, 09:00:38 AM »
I do sparse, laziness probably but could those reams of text be seen as an art form of their own?

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Re: Sam Herman paperweight?
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2017, 01:23:38 PM »
A frustrated philosopher?
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