Hi again Cliff, yes I started of with a theme of birds, swans and ducks. Then came the fish and dogs. Gradually added the bowls, swore that I was not going to collect them, but as I have begun to appreciate the different syles, well had to add them. I have become much more selective which means paying quite a lot more. I also look at my glass as being an investment for the future and was going to sell it after I retire if I found it a bit tight financially and none of my children like it. But I'm considering selling some next year as I would like to visit good friends in Scotland - will wait and see if prices improve. I too have noticed some good pieces sold on eBay and then relisted at a much higher price. But it is also a good time to buy as prices are lower than they were 12 months ago.
Hi that grey /blue vase on page 3 l think could be riihimaki tamara aladin indigo design ,just a thought that occured to me when l saw it, at first l thought Whitfriars but the top openings are wider Skandi is favorite l think Cliff
Hi annie04bells thanks for kind comments ,you have some nice birds that would seem to be the theme running through your photos are you a thematic collecter or eclectic in your collecting like me.I shall share my strategy with you for the next two years i am going to buy 2-3 items a week with positive attribution as thats what will hold value and possibly increase,and thats what people want when buying,as it will be my intention to sell at some point l will of course keep a core collection over the last ten years l have collected many vases & table centres with a view to sell at later date internal decorating will always need glass as a feature.Have you like me noticed that on ebay any reasonable attributal pieces are being bought up by a few to return to ebay at full market value on 30day revolving sale. hence reducing our chances of the now elusive bargain. I cant buy from U.S.A OR AUS because postage kills it.Its nice to share our glass l get great pleasure in seeing other members items ,i also get secondary thrill when a member shows great joy in a piece they have bought, l also sometime have a twinge of regret at some of the pieces l sold but thats life .Very nice to communicate with you l am sure you will have new finds to share with us .Cliff
Have posted an item today and perhaps you might have some ideas about it. I think its a Barbini rooster, one of the best I have seen but just can't be sure. Have also started an album and will be adding to it over the next few weeks -as time allows.
Hi Many thanks for your kind comments about my glass collection ,that is about quarter to third of it ,l have sold many pieces to Australia ,postage is the killer now as alot of Murano weighs heavy,l sell very little now as replacing it is getting harder even here ,if you count UK, AUS, USA GER,& ITY there is a strong secondary market in Murano, I will add to album as & when l find time, collecting glass is a great hobby keep the faith Cliff
Hi Artifice, love your collection - think I will have to put my own album together when I get a bit of spare time. You have an advantage in collecting but it is a bit more difficult for us in Australia, not quite the amount of good Murano glass here. I tend to buy mostly for UK or USA.