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HAPPY TO POST INTERNATIONALLY
This is lovely paperweight which was designed by Denis Mann and issued as a limited edition of only 500 worldwide in 1977.
It features on page 18 of the Charlton Standard Cat. 2nd Edition on Caithness Weights (CT-67).
It is measures nearly 3 inches at the widest point diameter. The height is 2 1/4 inches.
The weight has a blue and and very dark purple ground to resemble the sea - it is textured a bit like sand and has seven tiny glistenting air bubbles embedded in the blue ground. There is an engraved petrel bird on each side as you can see in my photographs. The weight is one of a series of decorative weights which take as their design the theme of Sea Birds found around the northern coast of Scotland. Would look great on the window ledge of a fisherman's cottage or seaside holiday home.
Condition: Given this is now 35 years old - it is in remarkable condition.
Denis Mann still produces glass today - but sadly the Caithness glass company is no longer in production - and the history of the company and its designs is featured in a recent publication by Mark Hill called Caithness Glass - Loch, Heather & Peat. Denis Man it transpires is most famous for his engraving of the trophy which was awared to the winner of Mastermind on TV.
These vintage Caithness pieces in limited editions are starting to become hot collectables.
My weight is being priced to sell with no reserves.
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE THAN ONE OF MY ITEMS LISTED THIS WEEK, AM HAPPY TO COMBINE POSTAGE FOR YOU, I ONLY CHARGE POSTAGE AS QUOTED BY THE UK ROYAL MAIL, PLUS A TINY BIT FOR LOTS OF BRAND NEW BUBBLE WRAP FOR YOUR ITEMS. SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK!
PROMPT PAYMENT OF COURSE IS APPRECIATED. BUT I REALISE THAT ON OCCASION THERE MIGHT BE PROBLEMS WITH PAYING ON TIME - IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.
I WOULD APPRECIATE PAYMENT WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF ANY AUCTION SO THAT I CAN POST OUT TO YOU PROMPTLY (I WILL ALWAYS SEND YOU NOTIFICATION OF WHEN I POST TO YOU AND ALSO YOUR TRACKING NUMBER FOR RECORDED / AIRSURE ITEMS WHERE APPLICABLE).
REGRETFULLY I WOULD ALWAYS HAVE TO OPEN AN UNPAID ITEM DISPUTE IF PAYMENT IS NOT MADE WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE END OF AN AUCTION, OR IF I HAVE NOT HAD ANY COMMUNICATIONS FROM YOU ABOUT ANY POTENTIAL DELAYS..... - THIS IS SO THAT I AM ABLE TO CLAIM HIGH SELLER FEES BACK FROM EBAY FOR THOSE RARE NON-PAYERS. OTHERWISE EBAY STILL CHARGE ME ALL FEES & CHARGES REGARDLESS - SADLY MY HANDS ARE TIED ON THIS AND I AM GOVERNED BY EBAY REGULATIONS ON NON-PAYERS!
HAPPY TO TAKE PAYMENT BY PAYPAL OR UK CHEQUE.
POSTAGE POLICY (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING)
SHIIPING - PLEASE SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK FOR BOTH VALUE AND QUALITY OF POSTAGE - IN THE MAIN ALL ITEMS I POST TO YOU ARE STRAIGHTFORWARD TRANSACTIONS WITH NO PROBLEMS - AND ALL MY CUSTOMERS ARE HAPPY WITH MY SERVICE.
But so that there is no doubt of what is covered under shipping payments I have set out things in fine detail to avoid any after sales conflicts and to keep you all happy!
Worldwide shipping is generally available.
PLEASE WAIT FOR ME TO SEND YOU AN INVOICE WITH UPDATED SHIPPING COSTS IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE UK... IF THE ITEM LISTING IS FOR A STANDARD POSTING SERVICE AND YOU WISH TO HAVE ANY OTHER POSTAGE SERVICE I HAVE NOT OFFERED, PLEASE ASK AND I WILL INVOICE ACCORDINGLY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE POSTED, ITEMS ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF MY HANDS BUT ON THE VERY RARE OCCASION WHEN ITEMS GO MISSING I AM HERE TO HELP - I ALWAYS GET PROOF OF POSTAGE FOR ALL ITEMS SENT STANDARD & SIGNED FOR POST.
PLEASE NOTE THAT STANDARD ROYAL MAIL POSTAGE IS INSURED AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE UP TO THE VALUE OF ONLY £20 AND IS NON TRACKED (AT YOUR OWN RISK, BUT I AM HAPPY TO TAKE FORWARD FOR YOU ANY INSURANCE CLAIMS UP TO £20).
IF AN ITEM GOES MUCH ABOVE THE LOWER £20 CLAIMS THRESHOLD - I WOULD REALLY HAVE TO INSIST ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR POSTAGE WHICH HAS INSURANCE UP TO £50 AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE IN TRANSIT AND GIVES FULL TRACKING (AGAIN I WOULD SORT OUT YOUR INSURANCE CLAIMS UP TO £50 FOR YOU).
ALL UNDER- INSURED ITEMS ARE SENT AT CUSTOMERS OWN RISK
I PACK WITH GREAT CARE TO ROYAL MAIL STANDARDS - WITH PLENTY OF PACKING MATERIAL IN STURDY BOXES.
FOR INTERNATIONAL ITEMS - I WILL ALWAYS TRY TO GET THE BEST POSTAGE OPTION FOR YOU.
MY SHIPPING FEES ARE VERY FAIR AND I DO NOT MAKE PROFIT FROM THEM!
THESE INHERENTLY INCLUDE THE ACTUAL COST AS QUOTED BY UK ROYAL MAIL, THE 10% POSTAGE LEVY IMPOSED RECENTLY BY EBAY ON ALL POSTAGE COSTS, AND A LITTLE FOR PACKING MATERIALS.
Please note that I will always try to get the cheapest and best shipping cost for you and also that I do not add surprise extras at the end of an auction for packing or handling charges. However, the shipping of large and heavy items such as porcelain and books can be expensive in relation to actual value of goods, so please consider this before bidding. Anything over the weight of 2kg when sent by Royal Mail International is often going to be VERY expensive.
If postage costs are far in excess of the value of the item purchased - I will not ship the item to you - this is for your own benefit as as the actual postage costs are non-refundable by the post office if an item is lost or damaged in transit. If you insist on a low value item being sent with high shipping costs - this will be at your own risk and sadly I would be unable in these circumstances to refund your postage - only the cost of the item.
All items are shipped with a post office docket showing proof of despatch.Shipping is by Royal Mail or Courier as appropriate for nature of goods. For shipping outside the UK - ALL goods will be sent Airmail only.
I ALWAYS LEAVE FEEDBACK ONCE I HAVE RECEIVED SAME FROM THE BUYER THIS LETS ME KNOW THE ITEM HAS ARRIVED AND YOU ARE HAPPY WITH IT.
IF NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR ITEM - PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK & I WILL DO MY BEST TO SORT THINGS OUT. THANK YOU!
Terms of Sale
OF COURSE RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED IF THE ITEM IS NOT AS DESCRIBED IN MY ITEM LISTING, OR IF MY PHOTOGRAPHS DO NOT CLEARLY SHOW ANY SUBSTANTIAL DEFECTS OR FLAWS. I REGRETFULLY DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHANGED YOU MIND AFTER I HAVE POSTED OFF TO YOU.
THE ITEMS THAT I HAVE LISTED ARE OFTEN VINTAGE ITEMS AND AS SUCH WILL OCCASIONALLY HAVE MINOR FLAWS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE, AND I HOPE THAT THIS IS MADE CLEAR IN MY LISTINGS.
RETURNS WOULD BE AT THE BUYER'S EXPENSE, BUT HAPPY TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES WITH YOU AMICABLY.
I ONLY WISH TO HAVE HAPPY CUSTOMERS AND WILL ALWAYS WILLING TO DISCUSS ANY DISAPPOINTMENTS THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE.
I ENDEAVOUR TO LIST ALL DESCRIPTIONS AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, AND I INCLUDE LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS SO THAT YOU CAN SEE AN ITEM OFFERED FOR SALE FROM A VARIETY OF ANGLES AND TO ALLOW YOU TO ZOOM IN ON SPECIFIC DETAILS. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ALSO FORM PART OF MY DESCRIPTION, SO PLEASE LOOK AT THEM CAREFULLY.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THINGS MENTIONED IN MY DESCRIPTION OR SPECIFIC AREAS ARES NOT CLEAR FOR YOU IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS.
HAPPY TO LOOK FOR SPECIAL COURIER SERVICES FOR YOU AND I ALWAYS ENDEAVOUR TO FIND THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND SAFEST MEANS TO POST TO YOU. I DO NOT ADD SCARY EXTRAS FOR ANY PACKING OR HANDLING - JUST AS QUOTED BY THE UK ROYAL MAIL - PLUS A FEW PENCE TO COVER BRAND NEW BUBBLE WRAP.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE MY EXCELLENT FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS HAPPY CUSTOMERS.