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Title: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: Greg. on December 06, 2011, 03:04:46 PM
Thought this new acquisition deserved a showing, a current favourite of mine.

The size seemed interesting in comparison to other early side stripes, fairly wide example, measuring just under 7 inches wide and a touch over 5 inches tall.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 06, 2011, 03:21:15 PM
ooooh  :mrgreen:
and it's massive  :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and it's wonky....  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
A minute ago, I was happy  :P -
(I'd just id'd a nice find for somebody - it's nice to bear glad tidings.)

now I'm just  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: Greg. on December 06, 2011, 03:45:48 PM
 :hi: Sue, I had anticipated it being smaller until it arrived the other week, weighs the best part of a kilo!

I do like these earlier side stripes, particularly the colours, there's a marked difference in comparison to some of the later ones.

 :thup:

Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 06, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
 ;D

Kind of like the time I thought I'd bought an odd wee perfume bottle thing - it weighed over 5lbs and was basically an unshaped crizzle stone!

I so much thought it was a wee perfume bottle I ignored it - but John (glassobsessed) pointed out to me it was possibly bigger than it might look. I'm glad I listened to him!
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: glassobsessed on December 06, 2011, 07:59:55 PM
Lovely, I especially like the 'wide stance' your new one has Greg. ;D

Sue, I kind of wish now that you had not listened to me and that I had actually listened to me instead....


John

Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: Lustrousstone on December 06, 2011, 08:21:41 PM
I kind of wished I'd listened to me, as I so nearly bid on the perfume bottle crizzle thingy
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: Greg. on December 06, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
Was this crizzle bottle something that recently came up for sale...? Sounds intriguing, if you have any photos Sue, would love to see it some time  :thup:

 :)
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 07, 2011, 12:20:36 PM
It was over a year and a half ago.
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: Greg. on December 07, 2011, 04:14:28 PM
Thanks for the picture Sue, a great item, I bet it sits nicely next to your crizzle stone.

Is it fairly tall? Difficult to gauge the height, 5lb+ in weight is pretty substantial.

 :)
Title: Re: Show & Tell Early Mdina Side Stripe
Post by: chopin-liszt on December 07, 2011, 05:33:26 PM
It's nearly 9" tall, Greg.
It arrived draped in one bit of deflated, grubby bubble-wrap, rattling around inside a cafetiere box slightly under 10" tall, and made of card slightly too thin for a decent birthday card. How it got here in one piece is beyond me.
 :thud: