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Offline Martyn K

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 09:53:55 AM »
There is nothing wrong with any of these Festivo, the buyer is deluded.

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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 01:22:16 PM »
At the risk of coming over as unprofessional - the buyer was a bona fide nutter. Especially if buying Festivo candlesticks and sending them back is what they do for fun.

I was glad when it was all over, but the way the return was packed (precariously, in a plastic bag), it could very easily have dragged on... and on...

Offline kathykate

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 07:41:57 AM »
Plus point is that eBay only made me refund for the good candlestick, I haven't had to refund for the broken one.  :) The case has been closed. Buyer is NOT HAPPY at all and is making all sorts of defamatory claims, just plain nonsense really. Did a bit of digging on their feedback left for others, found the attached. This negative feedback was for a new Festivo, they claimed it arrived broken. I agree with Pinkspoons - that you have to be some kind of strange person to have a fixation with buying and returning Finnish candlesticks, and to get a kick out of doing that... I now have an image in my head of this person sitting hunched over their computer surrounded by hundreds of Festivos.  :o

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 08:39:22 AM »
Hundreds of Festivos... waiting to be sent back.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2017, 05:15:37 PM »
I was going through some boxes of stuff I'd packed away about 10 years ago yesterday, and I discovered what I suspect to be fake Mesi highballs.
Fake some sort of Iittala anyway!
I've taken a pic of the highball next to what I think it a real Mesi shot glass. (Real Iittala even if not Mesi.).
The colour of the highball is completely wrong, it's green, compared to ice-clear; the rim is heat finished, but thick and lumpy compared to the real thing. The pattern is ultra simple, regular and repeated; the real thing is far more complex.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Prof. Ron Davis OMF

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 02:08:04 PM »
The schnapps glass is 'Niva' - definitely one of the nicest Iittala drinkware series!

The taller glass is 'Alaska' by Durobor, I think.

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 04:00:10 PM »
Thanks for the info.  :)
There is really no comparison of the qualities. Iittala wins outright.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Offline jayjay99

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017, 11:22:34 AM »
Yes - I got caught by this same nutcase - first they were seconds, then they were fakes, then they were copies. Some expert!
Both were signed and both had the original labels.

Name begins and ends with an A.

Returned safely and refunded.
End of - thank goodness.

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Re: Iittala Festivo
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 11:36:49 AM »
I found a pair lurking at the back of a shelf. Initialled TS, remnants of labels.
Having read this thread, they went to Oxfam.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Prof. Ron Davis OMF

 

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