For starters, thanks for all the responses, I appreciate it a lot that more experienced people are prepared to take time to respond to a beginner. THANKS!
I will try to respond to each response … if that makes sense:Cathy B:
They appeal… but a Millifior is just is so much better. But one cant buy one regularly without seriously running out of beer money Lustrousstone:
….about buying online…and eBay particularly I am posting a separate topic…hopefully I don’t get ditched for posting to much!
I understand what you say about the real world. I am lucky enough to live about 2 streets away from one of the best “flea markets” in Europe, held every Saturday. If you love glass and you are ever in this neck of the woods (Vienna, Austria) please let me know I will be glad to take anybody there!!! There is nothing like seeing something 2 tables away and getting closer and closer and then realizing it is/or isn’t what you thought it was. (And even worse…then buying it and later realizing it is junk!!! That’s why I have an unidentified weigh (dated 1908) sitting right next to a piece that I believe may be a mass manufactured weight that looks like a troll
… and I am insulting trolls!)Leni:
I have done a search and had a look at both JD and PM weights and they are really good value. True they may not be an “investment” but if you want one of those you should be buying stocks and bonds or short selling oil. Who knows maybe one day my daughter may say that I made a shrewd investment with that paperweight with the thistle in the centre!
Sorry for the long post