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Offline MILLY

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STK?
« on: October 27, 2006, 05:17:52 PM »
I have a paperweight with the initials STK in the middle. Can anyone tell me please who made this paperweight? Thank you.

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Offline Leni

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 05:19:54 PM »
Please post a picture!    :shock:  Instructions in the 'sticky' at the top of the forum   :D
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Offline MILLY

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 05:21:56 PM »
Sorry I don't have it in my possession to post a picture...just wondered if anyone could help. thanks :)

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 05:26:59 PM »
Enjoying being in the Midlands.......some people are just amazing....
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Offline daveweight

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 05:31:11 PM »
The DeCora Import Company, then based in New York, were the main imports of Whitefriars paperweights to the USA. Whitefriars closed in 1980 and it took a few years for stock to be used up and the demand to get back to the comany for a new weight to replace Whitefriars so DeCora approached John Deacons to make a paperweight exclusively for them. John agreed and wondered what to call this new weight, he happened to glance at a map of Scotland and noticed the small island of St Kilda in the Hebrides so he called this new brand St Kilda and introduced the Stk cane.These paperweights were made at the same time, by the same people, in the J Glass factory opposite John's home in Crieff. Both lampwork and millefiori designs were produced
Slightly rarer are the StA, St Andrews weghts John made - but that's another story !
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006, 05:36:59 PM »
Sorry Milly - I should have made it clearer I was talking about John Deacons as the maker of these weights and on re-checking my records it appears St Kilda weights were in fact made from 1981 to 1984
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006, 05:37:55 PM »
Ta Muchly...very interesting and greatly appreciated...great forum too. Thanks! :D

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Offline wrightoutlook

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 08:52:01 PM »
JD, the STK chap, has had many incarnations as a paperweight maker.

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