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« on: June 28, 2006, 09:20:30 PM »
If anyone is interested, I have compiled a year by year list of colours used by Whitefriars. There is also a summary of some of the colours, mainly those with a limited production. It can be viewed on whitefriars.org. Scroll down the home page and there is a link about half way down on the right hand side.

It covers the years 1949 - 1980

Hope it is interesting and useful....Emmi


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 09:36:12 PM »
Thanks Emmi it looks very useful.

Here's the URL:

http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/a2-information/colour-list.htm
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2006, 01:08:45 AM »
Thanks for all of the information. With Whitefriars I alway find it difficult to distinguish between the colour given by the manufacturer and that given by collectors.

Thanks for making the effort to collate information from the original catalogues  :) .

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2006, 07:07:34 AM »
Thanks to you two Davids!!!

I hope it will help some people with more detailed identification of their items, and for correct descriptions when selling....nothing tees me off more than the fabricated colour descriptions like Ocean Blue? Moss Green? Smokey grey? Cobalt Blue?

Emmi


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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006, 08:36:51 AM »
Thanks Emmi...must have taken you some time to do that.   :D   Hopefully it'll help new collectors and old alike!   :wink:  :D
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 08:50:31 AM »
The only suggestion is to have a photo of each example (a backlit swatch would be good) to accompany the chart. Does Peter O have these? I'll give you a hand to create the HTML if you want.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006, 10:21:24 AM »
Thanks Max -yes it was a bit time consuming!

David, the colour chart was put on there by Peter O, I would think that there are too many colours to be able to do that bearing in mind site space or whatever it is called. It's a fantastic idea ...but I think in practice may not be possible. Also in my experience it is SO difficult to get real colour representation and the real recognition of colour is only possible by seeing and handling the goods...too many colours are too similar.  Thank you for your offer, maybe Peter O will take you up on it.  Emmi


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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006, 05:06:50 PM »
Emmi, thank you, that is really useful. Well done you. :)

I do agree with David's suggestion of examples as well... I'm sure a lot of us have pieces we'd be prepared to submit for such a guide - I'd like to see colours on whole pieces as well as a closeup,  rather than just a closeup of a sample colour as on the other W/f site which I find more difficult to match up with glass I'm looking at.

(Can I ask something I've long wondered about ... are the two Whitefriars' sites .com and .org connected at all or are they run by separate people?)


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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006, 05:17:39 PM »
Run by separate people, Anne.

I do agree with what you say Emmi: my thoughts about colour samples are that they would be tremendously difficult to photograph and keep consistent — except if they were all done using the same lighting conditions. A white backlight for each sample would be an ideal solution.

Naturally this would mean one person having all the samples, so very difficult to achieve in that sense.

You can send me all your WF examples if you want :sigh: If I must  :wink:
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006, 05:24:02 PM »
Thanks David, I wasn't sure.

Hmmm yes, I see the problem with different lighting etc causing variations...

...but I don't think you should be burdened with all that W/f glass David... tell you what, send it here instead and I'll deal with it for you. ;)

 

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