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agphile

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iconnumber posted 03-19-2016 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for agphile     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just been browsing upcoming auctions in case I spot anything of interest. The site I use for this can be a bit of a Nanny, translating the descriptions from foreign catalogues rather than leaving it to me. This can be more challenging than being left to cope with the original language. Here are some verbatim examples where the original language will have been Dutch.

Set silver spoons, 835/000, Hollands, with hinged trays, twisted steal awarded a jerk.

Four unique silver pasteilepels, 835/000. Spoons with a free round tray with twisted handle and cut awakens with an engraved leaf.

Set silver Art-Deco spoons, 835/000, with fillet operation on the steal.

Two silver plated paplepels, 830/000 with images. To steal the spoons are an image of a rider bucks and a king with servants.

Five tight spoons topped with fruit.

A scoop of sugar, topped with a sailing ship and into the bin imagine the nightwatchman

(A small clue to help translation into real English. Steal must = stele = stem or handle.)

Mind you, if I were to attempt to translate any of my writings into one of the languages with which I claim some familiarity, the result would be equally laughable, so I shouldn’t mock.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-19-2016 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be fun to see artists renderings of the above descriptions wink

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ellabee

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iconnumber posted 03-21-2016 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ellabee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
    A scoop of sugar, topped with a sailing ship and into the bin imagine the nightwatchman

This one sounds like the beginning of a Maurice Sendak story...

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