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Offline Michael lloyd

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Paperweight signature
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:00:20 AM »
Hi to every one, need help to ID this signature if you can help. Have tried but with no success.

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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 12:47:02 PM »
Hello and welcome.  :)
Can we see an image of the whole thing please? Sometimes we recognise the glass itself better than the marks on it.

It looks as if it might read I MacDonald. But I've just been comparing it with an early Ian MacDonald signature, and while some of the letters are similar, others are not.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 03:31:41 PM »
I believe Sue is correct. See very similar signature on dish in the GMB Glass section:
Dish, not paperweight - J MacDonald / Ian MacDonald
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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 03:57:36 PM »
I'm completely and totally absolutely unsure, Kevin.
 ;D
The writing is quite different to the signatures I have, although I know Ian was struggling to operate the thing or even get it to make a mark. My marks are a bit spikely in places, and the letter m is a completely different species. On mine, there are two upright lines with a little v at the top, a "child-like" capital m, not this great loopy thing.

I do have several various bits of his work though, seeing the whole thing would help.
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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 04:59:31 PM »
Thank you for your input, here is 2 pictures of the paperweight. Thank you again.

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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 05:56:08 PM »
 :) That does look like Ian's work.
I have just checked about 6 signatures. They really ARE all completely different. Big, little, loopy, not loopy.
(Confirming my theory that "handwriting analysis" is a load of total twaddle.  ;D )
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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »
Thank you for all your information,  you have been a big help chopin-liszt. Can you tell me if he is still making paperweights. And if so where should I be looking for them.

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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 07:34:04 PM »
It's not pwts I collect, I didn't know Ian was making them. I haven't seen him for a few years, he used to stand at fairs.
I first saw him in Broadfield House. He and Stephen Foster were both working there in a scholarship they'd won which gave them the facilities, and they formed a short lived partnership called Glass FM during that time.

He still seems to have his own website running though. :)

http://www.imacglass.co.uk/
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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 07:50:49 PM »
Thank you again for the link, I have tried it before but unfortunately it's no longer there/not working. Cheers for all your help.   :)

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Re: Paperweight signature
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 08:58:02 PM »
 :'(
That's a blow. I thought it was just my ancient and never-updated machine.
I know he needed a bit of techie help with it - he's an artist not a technologist.
I'm afraid I don't know where he is now, then.  ???

He seems to be on Linkedin, if you can get in there.
It doesn't say much, but has his address and there seem to be means of contacting him.

I macdonald glass
Gospel End, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

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