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Belgium and the Netherlands Glass / Re: New news about Nieuw Buinen
« Last post by KevinH on April 28, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
Welcome to the GMB, and thanks for the news of the update to the website.

I have a question:
For "Pruikenbol", google translates this as "Wig ball" (or wig stand). Is that a collector term or were those items actually produced as wig stands? In the UK many people call them "mantel ornaments" but many also say "wig stand".
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Continental flower paperweight facet cut
« Last post by KevinH on April 28, 2017, 04:32:44 PM »
Hi fatbelly,

Which resizer did you use?

If you use http://www.picresize.com/, and set the largest side of the photo to 700 pixels for resizing, it will usually produce a file of less than the 125Kb limit. If the resizer makes a larger Kb image, just go back and reset max size to around 600 pixels.
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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Identifying two Kosta Boda signed glass bowls
« Last post by glassobsessed on April 28, 2017, 03:38:41 PM »
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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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 April 28, 2017, 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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