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Offline Becky Morris

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Caithness paperweight
« on: May 31, 2021, 08:06:33 PM »
Hi. New to this so help you can help me. My husband has been searching everywhere for a Caithness  Coral in blue. He has the orange and the damson. Many thanks. Becky

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 05:10:16 PM »
Hi Becky welcome to the Board.

I hope you can find an example of the Coral weight (CT-8) in blue. However, in our Paperweights forum, there is a thread showing a Blue version marked to the base and including "(blue)" which is, in fact, purple!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 05:28:48 PM »
 :) I've got a "Damson Floral Fountain", and have just been trying to compare the purple of that with Christine's "Blue Coral" on the pc screen. I don't know how accurate a comparison might be, but for what it's worth, my damson is more of a blue-y purple than Christine's purple "blue" is.
It might be different lights and cameras.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2021, 07:22:59 PM »
Thanks for the information. If anyone wishes to sell a coral in blue/purple (not damson) please let me know.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2021, 07:29:38 PM »
Is your hubby's Damson Coral marked as being damson?
I was just wondering if the damson he has might actually be officially blue.
Do we know how many colours of Coral were made, officially?
I've just done an image search, and found an image of Blue Coral.
It's nothing like Christine's Damson. It doesn't look like a similar weight just in another colour, at all.
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/caithness-glass-paperweight-blue-1093383206

It also looks like a fairly small edition number. It's officially 250, but it's perfectly possible it was stopped long before 250 were made. That did happen.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 08:08:25 PM »
There is a weight named Blue Coral. This is a completely different weight / shape. Caithness made Coral in orange, damson and blue (500 of each) and Covered Coral (100 of each colour) in 1972 according to the Collectors Guide. Hope this helps.

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
Sorry Cased Coral not Covered Coral

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2021, 08:53:18 PM »
Want to sell?

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 07:06:30 PM »
Quick update. Have finally located a Coral in blue. Thanks everyone for your comments and help. Let's see what he's looking for next.......

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