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“The Business of Doing Business” by Ed Welch, which is a series of articles available online in the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles. Ed was (primarily) a dealer in eyeglasses and medical antiques. who died in 2012.
I think Cornwall’s probably the major source of kaolinite (china clay)- transported to the Potteries for Wedgwood etc. The Eden Project is in an old clay pit.
It’s some kind of rasp, possibly a hoof rasp for rasping hoofers.
The Wikipedia article on Egyptian currency states that the 25 piastre note was introduced in 1916 (but the reference for that is a dead link. I did find a 50 piastre note from 1916 for sale in very fine condition- seller’s asking 8,500 USD!
Lamp priced at £55 including P&P.
Offer received of £15 (which didn’t cover postage and fees)
Rejected offer outright
Received message “You turned down my offer but you didn’t say why”
Replied with an explanation and a counter-offer of £40
Received offer of £20- I didn’t bother replying
Customer then buys lamp at original price of £55.
I also had a problem with accepting an offer on another item, only for the customer to not pay. I cancelled the order after three days and sold the item for a slightly higher price. Ended up with a defect. I should’ve done a non-paying.
I haven’t tried it, but I wonder whether, instead of accepting an offer, reducing the BIN to the offer and saying to the customer “Go for it, before someone else does”. Has the advantage that they actually have to pay promptly.07/15/2018 at 5:02 pm in reply to: Domestic Sewing Machine – Vintage Style – unknown manufacturer ? #45454
There was a UK-based “Viscount Sewing Machine Company” incorporated in January 1970, but this sewing machine looks more like a 1950s model. Looks like it is in pristine condition and most probably works.07/15/2018 at 10:53 am in reply to: Domestic Sewing Machine – Vintage Style – unknown manufacturer ? #45434
There’s a firm called Silver Viscount based in Northamptonshire, U.K. who sell sewing machines. Correspondent on another forum suggested that they were connected or originally named Knitmaster, a Japanese manufacturer of knitting machines. It could be that this machine was manufactured in Taiwan and distributed by Silver Viscount.
This reply is as dry as the weather here!11/09/2017 at 11:47 am in reply to: Birthplace of Shakespeare watercolor? Artist? any ideas? #25331
The label on the back looks like it was used to identify the painting for an exhibition (I’ve seen a few pictures with this kind of label). If the artist is a Charles Dadson he’ll appear in the census which is available online through Ancestry.com- unfortunately my subscription’s lapsed!