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Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: Pinkspoons on October 06, 2005, 03:02:48 PM
...but is it?

(http://tinypic.com/ea5yqp.jpg) (http://tinypic.com/ea5yr8.jpg)

It's the same size and proportion as Whitefriars, but it has a Birks paper sticker numbered 2186 on the base.  :?
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: David555 on October 06, 2005, 03:12:37 PM
This is definitely a Tangerine Coffin Vase by G Baxter for Whitefriars shape 9686 (it is 5.25" high?) - there would have been a W/F label and code label to base 9686 funny how the Birks label ends 86 as well :roll:

Adam D555 :twisted:  :twisted:

BTW if you are selling it, take the birks label off ... sometimes retailer and importers labels can confuse bidders - for research purposes it should be kept on as these things can be of great interest
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: whitefriars 007 on October 06, 2005, 03:14:32 PM
Hello

100% Whitefriars tangerine coffin vase pat no 9686.

Regards
Trudy
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: Pinkspoons on October 06, 2005, 03:31:06 PM
Hi.

Thanks for confirming what I thought! Yes, it's 5 1/4" high by 3 1/8" wide.

Oh, a quick note along the similar lines...

Does anyone know, roughly, how much pat. 9675 Cinnamon vases retail at?
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: Anonymous on October 06, 2005, 05:35:47 PM
and while you have the book open, what does a 9671 Totem in Kingfisher go for?
Ivo the unloginnable
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: whitefriars 007 on October 06, 2005, 06:49:31 PM
Cinnamon cello should fetch £130-£160 may be more if your lucky
Kingfisher totem roughly the same,hope this helps.

Regards
Trudy
Title: Re: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: Anne on October 07, 2005, 12:01:03 AM
Quote from: "Pinkspoons"
but it has a Birks paper sticker numbered 2186 on the base.  :?


Is there any chance of a photo of the Birks label for those of us who have never seen one please?

Also, who is/was/are/were Birks?

Thanks in hope!  :)
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: David555 on October 07, 2005, 02:43:54 AM
I think a 9675 Cello in Cinnamon (a rarer colour), would fetch £250.00+

An Indigo Cello went for £350.00 recently? - W/F is riding high at the moment on eBay, if it is a rare piece in good condition - in fact there is so much rubbish that any good bit will go well

I mean a Tangerine Coffin can go for £50.00+
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Whitefriars-Tangerine-Glass-Coffin-Vase-w-label_W0QQitemZ7353455006QQcategoryZ64877QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I sold a meadow green Totem two years ago for £250.00, Kingfisher is a colour down but as you can see from the eBay listing for a simple coffin vase - who knows what rarer pieces may get - it's like prices have doubled since I was selling

 :twisted:  :twisted:  Adam da DDD5

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Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: greenyards on October 07, 2005, 11:58:38 AM
Hiya,
 Henry Birks is a high-end Canadian Jewellers,established 1879 and trades in flatware,jewellery and fine giftware.I sold a candy jar recently that was marked "Boda Afors Bruk Sweden" and the base label read 'Birks No.76'.I kept the label on because I felt that linking it to such a high-brow store really added to the value.I have a beautiful Minton plate but would not even consider removing the Tiffany and Co,New York,retailers mark....but then again,I'm no expert
 :D Justine
Title: It looks, smells and tastes like Whitefriars...
Post by: Pinkspoons on October 11, 2005, 12:25:26 PM
Quote from: "David555"
I think a 9675 Cello in Cinnamon (a rarer colour), would fetch £250.00+


I can't seem to find record of the vase going for much more than £130-140 in recent months, unfortunately.  :(

But there's one on eBay currently, I'll see how that fares before deciding whether or not to sell mine.