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They would have been signed by the person whose job it was to do the signing, not the designer, one of those internet myths...

The BW might (not sure about this) be the initials of the engraver and the number afterwards denote the particular engraved picture.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 02:50:27 PM »
You are clearly far more sophisticated than I am with technology.
I don't even know what an ipod is. I've heard of them.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by fatbelly on Today at 02:46:11 PM »
Hi again.
I use iPad for everything.no settings for macro unfortunately.
I will try using another system later and see what happens.
Where there is a will there is a way.
Thanks again.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 02:39:49 PM »
Something must have gone a bit wrong. ::)
You can post 4 images per comment, that won't affect the images.
Do you have a very close-up setting on your camera? The one with the flower icon?
That's the one to use, but make sure you don't try to focus too close, you need to be at least 8 inches away, (pleasem use a plain background :)) and any excess can be cropped.
Perhaps you should try one of the other resizing things?
I ended up having to click on the link under your image, and get the image to appear in a different box, and it doesn't blow up.
I use paint shop pro, and just follow the instructions in the techie tips.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by fatbelly on Today at 02:01:46 PM »
Hi .
I used the resizer website you recommended on another listing to resize down to 300 pix but every time I tried to upload it said file exceeds 500kb
I will try again just loading a single image per post.
thanks for loooking though and for info.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 01:51:42 PM »
Hello and welcome.  :)
I really cannot make out enough detail from your photographs (here or on your other thread) to be able to comment.
There is a whole load of techie help and info here;

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34093.msg362679.html#new

Which should get you on the right track. :)
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Glass Paperweights / Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by fatbelly on Today at 11:42:54 AM »
Another spare item with the parthshire weight.looks nicely made.3" h.polished facets and polished base with a lot of ware.having trouble resizing pics with an iPad.hopefully enough detail is available.any info welcome and appreciated.
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Glass Paperweights / Isle of Wight ish
« Last post by fatbelly on Today at 11:35:45 AM »
Hello.
Purchase a tray of mainly Perthshire weights but had a few others mixed in.this one has me stumped although it has an Isle of Wight ish look or at least a Harris influence.around 3" with a neatly snapped pontil.any ideas would be much appreciated.
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Belgium and the Netherlands Glass / Re: New news about Nieuw Buinen
« Last post by GWNB on Today at 10:24:47 AM »
I don't think that we Dutch folks shared this information yet..
For many years we have realised that there are products in circulation which were not actually made in Leerdam or Maastricht, but we have never had much success with identifying the producers.
Mystery products include a Rupert Bear pudding mould and plate (Bruintje Beer) and also a huge range of (spuwglelijke) stem vases in a Murano-esque free-form style which typically have a lot of colour ribbons in a rather muted colour.
The research by a local collector has borne fruit and we now know much more about the factory at Nieuw Buinen. Some products were made for the larger glass companies 'on contract', others made to order for commercial customers, and some made freely hand-blown in the factory and wholesaled into the retail trade in Holland.
http://www.glaswerknieuwbuinen.nl/

Hi all,

I just discovered this forum about the glass. I am the son of the local collector which you mentioned before. I wanted to let you know that the website has currently been updated (still doing so :-) ) with some new information and images.

Often Leerdam and Schiedam are mentioned as important producers of glass in The Netherlands. But nobody is mentioning Nw-Buinen, which is pretty strange because in Nw-Buinen was the biggest glass industry from the country.

From July till September there is a new exhibition coming up about the different kind of glass which are produced here. You can find some more information on www.glaswerknieuwbuinen.nl.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask me!
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Glass / Re: Tall heavy vase. Italian or Scandinavian?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 10:08:57 AM »
Just a little bump ;D
I've searched and searched but still haven't found anything quite like it :'(.  My gut feeling is it is more likely to be Scandinavian rather than Italian.  Strombergshyttan comes to mind, but again no match, and I've searched Czech glass fairly extensively just in case, with the same result. 
Any suggestions would be welcome.
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