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Title: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: vintage treasures on April 25, 2009, 06:45:49 PM
I have a vase signed Hadeland  Gro. piece . In my research I have found out it is noway by  Gro Bergslien.
I  have been unable to find anything similar  to it so I can determine  it's date and  value.  Can anyone offer a date , and value on this piece? TIA

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x299/vfrankens/signedglass.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x299/vfrankens/signedglass2.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x299/vfrankens/signedglass3.jpg
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on April 26, 2009, 07:23:11 AM
Can't help you too much, and I'm sure that thre are many more people out there who are far better informed about Norwegian glass than me.  But to start the ball rolling: I have a couple of Bergslien pieces, the same as two pieces that are currently for sale on eBay,  110381146398 and 170324823607, which are listed at $400 US each. I should point out that they've been on sale for quite some time. I paid $49 for the plate and the first bowl I bought (it arrived smashed). The second one I paid $39.00 US for.  I don't know if I paid too much or not as I quite like them (in contrast to my wife). Leslie Pina in Fire amd Sea lists a similar plate at $300-400. That might be in a retail place, but not on eBay. Ivo in Glass Fact File says that Bergslien started at Hadeland in 1964. I've never found a date for her leaving, although the current Hadeland site implies she has left.  The plate and bowl I have seem to come from late 1960's /early 1970's. Interestingly, your piece looks more like a Severin Brorby piece I have than my Bergslien.

Good luck.

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: dirk. on April 26, 2009, 09:12:30 AM
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I quite like them (in contrast to my wife)
    ;D

sorry David, couldn´t resist...
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on April 26, 2009, 04:21:45 PM
 
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I quite like them (in contrast to my wife)
    ;D

sorry David, couldn´t resist...

Dirk: The perils of late night posting. I have three options. The first I'll ignore. The second is to claim that what I meant was in contrast to my wife, whom I like a great deal. Or the third is to come clean, say I've always had this problem with misplaced modifiers, and go buy some flowers for her.  Anyhow, I'm sure she knows I like her much more than my glass collection. Time and money aren't the true indicators of love... I'll stop before I make it worse.

Thanks.

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: alexander on April 29, 2009, 03:52:03 PM
Gro B.'s art glass is not terribly expensive in Norway at the moment, her apples are still popular at between £25-50 depending on venue,
but (non-apple) spatter colored glass abounds in the marketplace.

This piece might fetch £20-40 at a fair or bootsale. 

I would be surprised if the two items mentioned by David sell for the asking price,
you could get a similar Benny Motzfeldt item for that price and her art is in a different price-league compared to Gro B.

I'd say David got his pieces at a good price.

I could be wrong tho, tastes and fashions change.

Gro Bergslien was employed at Hadeland until 1971, attached as a freelancer until 1985, after which she went to work for Hallingglass.
(Moderne Antikviteter by Rolf Simeon Andersen  & Astrid Olsen, ISBN 82-520-3560-4)
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on April 29, 2009, 07:51:38 PM
Alexander:

Thanks for the very useful info. I hadn't heard of Hallingglass before.  You're right about the two listed pieces I mentioned; the seller will never get that price. I agree with what you see re Bergslien compared to Benny Motzfeltd. It's still possible to pick up some Motzfeltd in North America for what I think is a very reasonable price.

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 20, 2010, 06:25:38 PM
 :cry:

All images seem to have disappeared from this thread.
I have a few bits of Benny Motzfeldt but just the one Gro Bergslien, I have to disagree about them being in different leagues though. I like the Bergslien more than several of my Bennys.
Here's my Gro Bergslien - it's just marked Hadeland though.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/GroBergslien1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/Gro3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/Gro4.jpg


Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: alexander on July 22, 2010, 07:55:49 PM
Nice piece :)
Definitely Gro B.

I didn't mean that Gro's art was lesser than Benny's - only that as far as pricing goes there is a big difference, at least in Norway.
A piece signed by Benny (not signed "BM Plus" but script initials with YY digits) will typically go for £100 to £1000 whereas a piece signed by Gro may fetch £20-£50,
the apples are fairly common and sell for around £25.

BM's art has been in fashion here for over half a century and interest shows little sign of abating.
Her "Groups in Glass" was a hugely popular series for Randsfjord, and probably remains her most easily recognized design.
I've attached three pieces from the Groups series. These are pretty easy to find, never signed and prices vary from £25-65 depending on size and design.
 
GB's apples are still popular and sell easily, but I suspect her colorway may be outside of current fashion here.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 23, 2010, 12:40:13 PM
I like those, I have a few. Think I've got 17 bits altogether, all different markings. Hadeland, Plus, Randsfjordglas and some with the spidery scratched initials and years. I didn't know that was how she signed them though. One's pretty awful - it's a second - the initials are scored out. I call it the Quasimodo vase - it has a huge hump it shouldn't have. I was a bit narked with the seller who did not declare or show this. It ws sold as an "early experimental rare Monart pumice piece", but I knew it was Benny.

My very favourite bit is a Hadeland piece - pic shortly.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: alexander on July 24, 2010, 11:57:18 PM
Got a few myself ;)

The "BM Plus" etched signature was on her designs at Plus but she was not involved in their actual making.
She signed her own pieces the same way from Randsfjord through Plus.

I'm a big fan of BM myself, I love the organic look and feel of the glass, bumps and imperfections and all :)
They display brilliantly on a windowsill where the natural light can play with the colors.

My most favorite Norwegian piece is by Willy Johanson tho, a solifleur sommerso vase in clear, purple and light green.

Looking forward to seeing your Hadeland piece :)
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 25, 2010, 01:53:36 PM
ok, here goes!
I don't know how they'll turn out - the brightness and colours on my pc are weird.
The Hadeland piece is very difficult to photograph - it's a simple shape, but the really fascinating thing is that there is the shape of a bottle inside it, with shoulders and a neck. I tried putting some coloured opaque stuff inside (bio-washing liquid - if I'm going to start putting stuff in it, I really should clean it at the same time!). Photographs do not do it justice at all. It's  18cm tall.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/Bm3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/Bm4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/Bm5.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/Bm1.jpg

There's another little piece I love, unmarked, but it whispered "I'm a Benny and I need to come home with you." to me the second I saw it at a fair in London. My brother managed to look at the Benny book which his partner has (nobody's allowed to touch the book, far less read it  >:( ) and we confirmed the design as hers. I woud really love to get my mitts on a copy!
Little pot vase, 9cm tall.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/benny1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/benny2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/benny3.jpg


This is my Quasimodo Benny. Her initials and the '79 are scored out, it is marked II. I love her wonkiness too, and the lumps and bumps - see the piece above - but this bit is plain wrong. However, it does display well from the right angle, and has some very interesting textures, effects and colours. It's medium sized, 11.5 cm tall.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq5.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq6.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq7.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/benny/bmq8.jpg

Thanks for the info about signatures and marks, Alexander - it explains some confusion I had at first - I have two clear pieces, with bubbles and mesh inclusions in a spiral pattern, one is marked BMPlus, the other is initialled by her with the date, '71. I did wonder why two such similar bits were marked quite differently.  :rah:

Re. you saying Gro Bergslein pices don't fetch high prices - there was a small blue colourway short vase on ebay recently, in a pattern very similar to my piece - and it made £71 + P&P, not too bad a price - she may be on the way up????
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on July 25, 2010, 07:19:11 PM
Alexander: Thanks for the explanation about the Benny Motzfeltd signatures. That helps put the pieces I have into perspective.

Sue: I really like your Motzfeltd pieces. Our tastes coincide here;it must be the Scottish blood. I like both Benny and Gro, although I find it's fairly hard to find pieces by either around here (Vancouver, BC) or even on eBay. I've also found it difficult to get information on either of them, or even to find a reference to a book on either of them. I have ordered an exhibition catalogue of Benny's work by Kathleen Lynch. Is there anything  out there that is worth looking for? Sue, you mentioned a book that you weren't allowed to touch.

My Benny and Gro pieces are in my small Norway album on Picasa. The link is http://picasaweb.google.com/lasilove/Norway#

Thanks, again, to both of you.

David

Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 25, 2010, 09:20:52 PM
There is a book on Benny, but out of print, quite old and very difficult to get hold of..... and if one comes up, I've bagged it first!  >:D
I have a sort of principle that if I fall for something, grab it when I see it, I can find out about it later.

would I be able to get hold of a copy of the exhibition catalogue? are they available?

Thanks for your pics! - i've a blue thing like your Benny 258. I'll need to get the camera out again..... all my Bennys are upstairs, so it might take me a wee bit time to get pics together of most of them.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on July 26, 2010, 06:20:04 PM
I ordered this book yesterday so I've no idea what it's like. but here are the details.

Title    Benny Motzfeldt, a Norwegian Pathfinder in Glass: an Exhibition Sponsored By the Royal Norwegian Min
Author    Lynch, Kathleeen A. [Editor]
Publisher    Smithsonian Institution Press
Yr. Published    1979
Description    Good 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Ex-Library Brief Description: Motzfeldt, Benny, 1909-Benny Motzfeldt, a Norwegian pathfinder in glass: an exhibition sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1979-81; developed for circulation by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service / [edited by Kathleen A. Lynch]. [Washington]: The Service, c1979. 22 p. : ill.; 20 cm.
Price    C$22.86

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 26, 2010, 09:44:13 PM
ummm, where from?
is there an ISBN?
are there any more copies?
if published in '79, it might be the one I'm after!  :P
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on July 26, 2010, 10:18:16 PM
Sue:

I found the book by doing a search for Motzfeltd on Alibris, through whom I bought the book. I should say booklet s it's only 22 pages long. There wasn't an ISBN number given. I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives.


Who was the author of the book owned and read exclusively bu your brother's partner?

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 27, 2010, 11:14:22 AM
I'm afraid I don't know. It is a hardback.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Alsretro on July 27, 2010, 04:58:07 PM
Hi Sue, six books and one poster on abebooks.co.uk
Alastair
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on July 27, 2010, 05:04:56 PM
Hello Alistair   :-* - thought I'd "seen" you around here, recently!

Thanks, will take a look immediately!
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on August 11, 2010, 12:05:23 AM
Sue:

I had two small books arrive on Benny Motzfeldt. The first was Glasskunstneren Benny Motzfeltd published in Oslo in 1973. It has two colour pictures and a few b& w ones. There's a short essay in English and the rest is in Norwegian. The book I mentioned in an earlier post is even slimmer. A few pictures, a list of the pieces in the Motzfeldt exhibition, and a repeat of the same essay as in the first book I mentioned. Not entirely useless, but I was hoping for a bit more. If you happen to acquire another, fuller work, could you please let me know?

Orrabest.

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 11, 2010, 10:47:34 AM
My brother tells me there's a small brown-covered book, with pictures of engraved bits - he says he's positive he gave me a copy years ago, (he didn't  :cry: we don't know what happened to it). The one I'm after however, apparently only ever had 200 copies printed.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: mbmb on August 12, 2010, 02:19:25 PM
The book all Benny Motzfeldt fans will want, is simply called ”Benny Motzfeldt” (various authors), published by Universitetsforlaget in Oslo (Oslo University Press) in 1984. It has lots of glorious color plates, each with a short comment in English. There’s also a short summary of the text in both English and German. The book is long out of print, but surfaces regularly on antiquarian booksellers’ websites. On the off chance that your local library might have the book, the ISBN is 82-00-07108-1.

mbmb
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 12, 2010, 03:06:57 PM
That's the one I'm after.  :thup: It's gorgeous.
Thanks so much for the ISBN!  :kissy:

....but, you call '84 being "long out of print" - '84 was only just a wee while ago, I remember it (fairly) well......  :huh:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on August 12, 2010, 08:59:45 PM
mpmp:  (can I call you m for short?)

Thank you very much. I've ordered a copy and can't wait to see it.

David

Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 08:10:59 AM
How did you find it?
I'm not very good at searching the net - I only do very, very limited computery stuff, and stick to the tiny bits I can't do without, the odd  >:D forum, ebay occasionally, and email.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 13, 2010, 09:01:57 AM
Try Amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8200071081/techbooksearchco
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 09:55:04 AM
I was brave, and I did manage  to find something which gave links to amazon - there are only a couple of copies in the uk though, (I can't pay americans) - even in the uk this all means dodgy internetty bank stuff - which I try to avoid like the plague. But I want this book - waaaah! rocks and hard places, I'm so tired of them  :'(
There are no pics of the books, you don't really know what you're getting - there seem to be 2 authors as well, I assume a brother and sister or husband and wife, given they have the same surname!

AND I forgot to bid on my rainbow braces last night! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 10:23:12 AM
Even the uk addressed ones are over the pond. This means they want $, not £.
There doesn't seem to be an option for paying by any means other via dodgy plastic (all plastic money is dodgy).

What happens with the bank if I try to pay $s with a debit card for an account which contains £s? what excesses do they charge?
And what's the liklihood I'm trying to buy the same actual copy as David?

Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 13, 2010, 11:58:08 AM
I buy books in $ frequently and never had any issues or noticed any charges, and they arrive very quickly. The same copy as David will be unavailable.
Bought new from .com and delivered (slow, but never in my experience) it's £31.30. You can pay in £
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The new one has the ISBN quoted by mbmb and is £20 cheaper than buying it used from .co.uk. Do you want me to do it for you?  :kissy:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 12:01:16 PM
You are a sweetie, :hug: but thanks, I think you've given me the confidence to try it myself. I'll never learn if I don't.

ok, done it, scary stuff, eeeeek,  :wsh:
I found the converter thingy eventually, it turns up right at the end of the checkout bit, after it had managed to prise more info. out of me than I wanted to give.  :P
(they don't need my 'phone number - they could email. What do they want it for? Grump, grump, grump.  >:( )

Hope it will arrive ~ 16th september.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 13, 2010, 12:16:09 PM
Shout (phone tonight)  if you get stuck and don't hold it against me if it does take ages to arrive.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 12:19:55 PM
I won't worry if it takes time to arrive.  :-* and I won't blame you for anything that goes wrong either, I'll blame computers and banks and dodgy sellers.
I'll call you tonight, been meaning to for ages anyway. :thup:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on August 13, 2010, 03:12:22 PM
Sue:

I found it on Alibris at a price a good deal higher than your Amazon price. It's kind of a jump in the dark as none of the booksellers' sites has that much info on it. Also, the copies on Amazon and the one I'm buying are slightly different from the one listed by mbmb, different ISBN and published by OUP not Oslo Univ.

I've found Alibris, Abebooks and Amazon all very good and trustworthy.

David
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 13, 2010, 03:41:07 PM
The one I linked to on Amazon has the identical unique 10 digit ISBN (8200071081). The 978 at the beginning is what the 13 digit ISBNs are currently prefixed with; 13 digit numbers were introduced in 2007. It's also possible that Oslo University Press was confused with Oxford University Press when it was input to the Amazon database or that Oxford distributed in English speaking countries, or that it was reprinted, as it available new.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 13, 2010, 04:29:17 PM
I'll just have to wait and see. It might have been reprinted - it does seem a bit strange that there were only 200 copies printed in the first place, it's well-known, as mpmb said, everybody (who is interested in Benny Motzfeldt) wants it, and there are currently so many available. The ISBN mbmp gave is the correct number for the one I want - I checked with my brother, who got it from the book itself. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed I've ordered the right one, I can't seem to check the ISBN now!

Perhaps they're referring to the condition as being "new"?  :-\

The other one my brother has is:-

Glasskunstneren - Benny Motzfeldt
1973 ISBN 82-7143-000-9
Kubstindusttrimuseet I Oslo
Small, 19x12 cm, Brown cover, Vase with rider jumping over horse on front.
Mostly Norwegian but some English at the end.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on August 13, 2010, 06:49:54 PM
Christine,

You're right about the ISBN. I must have become fixated on the 13-number one. The Oslo = Oxford makes sense, too. My copy is supposed to be here by Sept 1, but I expect it before then.

Sue,

The book your brother has is one of the ones I bought (the rider on the horse). Here are the details. You can see it was $34.50. I'd wait to see how comprehensive the one you've ordered is before considering this one.


Author: Lauritz Opstad
Title: MOTZFELDT, BENNY GLASSKUNSTNEREN (The Glass Artist
Bookseller Book No.: 2592
Price: US$ 34.50

Book Description: The foremost Norwegian glass artist Benny Motzfeldt made mostly very formal etched and sand-blasted pieces in the 1950's and into the 60's. Later on her work became very organic and natural in shape and design. She designed a number of commercial glasses at first, then experimented with small sculptures, as well as air bubbles and metal particles within the glass mass. The results that are shown here are beautiful, graphic, and innovative examples of her art glass. Motzfeldt was recognized in the field of glass-making in 1969 with the most prestigous Norwegian award, the Jacob Prize., Norwegian/ English, Year1973, Illust. B/W41, Illust. Color4, ISBN8271430009, Softbound, Not in perfect condition., Bio. Bibl. Pages94, Size7 1/2"x 4 1/2

David

Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 13, 2010, 07:40:08 PM
If you've ordered direct from Amazon it will be new. It's only Amazon Marketplace where new or used are options.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 15, 2010, 11:40:32 AM
 :cry: :cry: :cry:

Just had an email from amazon saying my order has been cancelled because it's not available. Will have to try for another one.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: langhaugh on August 15, 2010, 03:37:23 PM
I don't feel so bad now about the price of mine through alibris. It's on its way, they say. I had the same thing happen to once and it was a similar situation. I had ordered a book (Swedish Glass Factories, I think) at a price way below the usual price. They couldn't find the copy.

Alibris still had on copy available when I last checked.

David


Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 15, 2010, 03:53:06 PM
I had another look at the booksearch site that appears when i simply plug the ISBN straight into a search thing, it found one (not new) which was only put up for sale yesterday, @ just under £31 via amazon, from the A to Z book company.  :huh:
I've ordered it, but will have to wait and see....... it might get cancelled again.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: mbmb on August 15, 2010, 04:56:31 PM
There seems to be some confusion about the book on Benny Motzfeldt I mentioned earlier. The one by Lauritz Opstad that keeps cropping up in the exchange here, is an exhibition catalogue from the 1970s. The 1984 book (still various authors) is 122 pages with lots of color plates, and no rider on a horse on the cover. It was printed in 3000 copies, the first 200 of which were signed by Benny Motzfeldt herself. At present, 3 copies are available here in Norway at www.antikvariat.net  - go to “avansert søk” (yes, it means advanced search) and type in Benny Motzfeldt under “fri tekst” (yes, it means free text). Good luck!

mbmb
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 15, 2010, 05:34:51 PM
 :kissy:

Thank you so much!
I'll have to wait and see if the one I've ordered this time is available
(I'm sure I have been ordering the correct, 1984 one)
If it's not available, I shall use the link you've just provided.

Thank you so much also for the info about there being 3000 copies - there must have been some confusion in the info I was given about 200, I imagine because of the signed copies.  :-[
(I'm not fussed about signed, I'd rather a cheaper copy - I want the pictures and the information only.)
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 25, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
 :rah:
It's arrived, it's the right one..... and now I'm drooling over the pics - the bits in the book are nicer than my bits, I need more Benny.......
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: Lustrousstone on August 25, 2010, 02:23:17 PM
 :rah: :rah: :rah:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 25, 2010, 04:12:06 PM
 :kissy:
No small thanks to you, Christine!
It's not in book-collector's condition, the dust jacket is a bit torn, it's WELL nicotine-stained/browned around the edges and on the dust jacket, there are a couple of dirty marks inside - but not on the pictures!
I think I must have been quite lucky - this copy was listed just the day before I bought it - only £31 with postage.
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: chopin-liszt on August 26, 2010, 12:34:37 PM
 :-[  :-[  :-[

I was all over-excited yesterday with my "new" arrival - and I didn't thank Alexander and Alsretro and everybody else who helped me find it.

Thank-you all! :love:
Title: Re: Hadeland Gro Bergslien Signed Vase Date & Value Question
Post by: johnphilip on August 26, 2010, 02:11:07 PM
There is a real nice GB vase keeps turning up at my local fair but it has a nasty chip about 6mm square i wish i had not seen it it upsets me , the guy has no idea about the vase . :cry: