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Offline Heidimin

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we are a Gaytime owner...
« on: February 11, 2007, 05:41:51 PM »
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5016

Actually, we thought we were before, owing to the mendacity of an e-bay seller, who told me (after I had handed over the dosh) that he was sure the glasses he had just sold me were AHW Ravenhead Gaytime because they were boxed, but the box was damaged so he threw it away...  :-\ The glasses were a very similar shape and had a gold rim, but were 3cm smaller than the genuine article and had a slightly less chunky base.

Have been adding new designs to my AHW folder on the Glass Queries gallery,so do have a look if you're interested. As well as more screen-printed tumblers, I've also added pics of a book cover design by AHW which I think really shows his origins in textile design.
Heidi


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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 11:24:21 PM »
Well done, Heidi - another one bites the dust!
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 09:28:14 AM »
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The glasses were a very similar shape and had a glass rim

I meant, of course, a gold rim.

How do you go back and edit a post? I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious...  :-[
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 09:55:28 AM »
Ah, there's just an hour limit on the ability for members to change postings. However, I have altered it so it glows in the dark now  ;D
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 10:05:38 AM »
Thanks, David...  :D
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 11:27:32 AM »
Heidi,

I recently bought six of these.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5051

Straight sided, 5.5" tall, 2.25" diameter  Sadly, no box.

Haven't seen this design anywhere. Greyish roses with white highlighting, plus a gold rim.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Chris


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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 11:34:02 AM »
I don't think these are AHW or Ravenhead, but Heidi should know better.
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 11:43:08 AM »
Hi, Chris. Interesting...  :-\

The size and shape are exactly right for Sherdley/ Ravenhead slim jims. I've never seen any with a gold rim before, and the books imply that this feature was unique to the top-of-the-range gaytime shape - but that's not to say they don't exist.

The other question mark I have is the flower motif - most of the flower designs I've seen are quite stylised, whereas this looks more naturalistic, and in general the Sherdley/ Ravenhead designs tend to cover the whole glass. But I'm still quite new to collecting these glasses and there is quite a lot of stylistic variation over the 16-18 years they were produced, so I'm still constantly being surprised...
Heidi


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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 12:39:32 PM »
It's possible Sherdley/Ravenhead supplied these glasses to a company who customised them to suit, or they were personalised for a distributor. Chance sourced their glasses from Nazeing and then Dema at some stage, but whether United Bottle permitted this practice  I have no idea.

Having said that, I'm still not familiar with the designs by Annette Meech and John Clappison!  :-[
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Re: we are a Gaytime owner...
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 08:49:47 PM »
Hiya Heidi, I was watching those Gaytime glasses as well ... really nice, I'm glad you got them.

 



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