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Offline janettekay

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Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« on: February 05, 2007, 03:55:38 PM »
Hi all,
I recently acquired at auction a collection of Perthshire PWs-(including 3 Christmas weights which I am having a hard time pricing)-and  I am keeping some and selling others...I do remember hearing somewhere that there was a book (or was it a website?) just on Perthshire editions and values. I am a bit out of my expertise here-as my collection is almost all American weights and only a few Perthshire....
Any help in finding research would be greatly appreciated...
janette


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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 04:44:42 PM »
"The history of this company to 1975 is well documented in Selman, The Art of the Paperweight, Perthshire. 1983 Paperweight Press, California. ISBN 0 933756 05 4."

From Gary's (I think) website http://www.ysartglass.com/Otherglass/Perthshire.htm

Not sure if this helps you.  I am sure many of the more knowledgable members will give more info.
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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 05:24:29 PM »
I don't think there is any publication that fully covers Perthshire Paperweights editions and values.

In any event, publicised values are normally only useful for general purposes as at the time they are published. Publication of an initial sale price may be more useful but a) most books don't give such details and b) the present value of an item can sometimes be lower than the original sale price.

Perhaps the best source of market values for resale purposes is eBay and dealer sites. But for specific weights, it may take a while before any of them come up for sale.

There's no easy solution. But if you were to show images of the weights a kind member of the Board may be able to check them out and advise.
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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 05:55:36 PM »
From Gary's (I think) website

 :) That website does not really belong to anyone, it is a collaboration of a lot of collectors many of who prefer to remain anonymous. http://www.ysartglass.com/Contributors.htm

This one will have more PP info
http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=184&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=27
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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 08:52:19 PM »
Thanks to you all !! I like that last site--saved it...
Yes- I know that any prices in books and sites are NOT auction prices--sometimes it is like two different worlds-"book value" vs real life auction value!!!

I may post some of the weights, as suggested, hoping for some better direction..I have certificates (therefore info) on 4 weights -1 other with a date cane-and 9 others that have nothing but the P .  So I assume those are the mass produced ones with lesser value......????

If I put photos in an album on yahoo--is that ok with you all......

janette


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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 09:49:12 PM »
You could use our image server GlassGallery for image hosting instead Janette, it's free and the pics don't get lost as on many other hosts.  http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/


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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007, 09:01:43 PM »
Thanks Anne-I tried the host site last night--did not work-I will try again tonight.
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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007, 09:17:02 PM »
Janette if you have problems with it drop me an email and I'll help you out. There are size limits on the Gallery so you need to optimise your pics for size before you upload them.  If you get an error that the Gallery isn't there, just wait for a minute or so and try again. It just means the Gallery cannot connect to the database temporarily - it normally resets within a minute or two.


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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2007, 09:53:40 AM »
This may help you:
The complete guide to Perthshire Paperweights - Standard Reference 18 Pounds from http://www.sweetbriar.co.uk/books_new.htm
Also they have several Perthshire weights on sale  ;)
Karel
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Re: Need Assistance Finding Perthshire Info and Value--Book? Site?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2007, 07:36:55 PM »
Again-thanks.
Anne-will try again tonight and will email if I have problems..

Quick question--one of my weights has pp77 handwritten on the label--I used to know what these numbers meant--totally forgot !!!  style??
janette

 

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