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rafism

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iconnumber posted 07-01-2012 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rafism     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I recently acquired these at an auction but I have never seen these items. Any clue as to what these might be used for?

My name Is Rafi Sm. I was once employed at GJ and oversaw visuals and training in NYC. While learning to train, I have learn to fall in love with the designs. After leaving my employment at GJ, I started to collect some hollowware made by the danish maker: now to the point of obsession.


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doc

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iconnumber posted 07-01-2012 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Rafi. You will find a fair number of participants on this site who have various silver "obsessions".

As for your picks, they are corn picks, placed at either end of corn on the cob. They are the nicest I have seen!

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2012 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The term 'rare' has little meaning without a context. Anything made by a company that manufactured large numbers of things would not be considered to be rare to me unless there is a record that they made only one or two of them as a one time custom order to a special customer or as a prototype that was never put into production. Of course anyone can use whatever terms they like, but I know I am not alone among collectors who think terms like rare, or important, or the like are so overused they make me react negatively when I see them used for anything other than something made by the hands of Paul Revere, or Louis Comfort Tiffany (by him personally and not his factory workers), or things of that nature.

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rafism

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iconnumber posted 07-05-2012 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rafism     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Kimo,
I think you misunderstood the "rare" and didn't see the question mark at the end wink . I am not claiming them to be rare but asking if they are given I was not able to locate it in catalogues or for sale in antique shops specializing in GJ. When I use a word "rare", I mean in the dictionary meaning of the word: (...not occurring very often; not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value; unusually good or remarkable...). In any case, thanks for the warm welcome wink


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The term 'rare' has little meaning without a context. Anything made by a company that manufactured large numbers of things would not be considered to be rare to me unless there is a record that they made only one or two of them as a one time custom order to a special customer or as a prototype that was never put into production. Of course anyone can use whatever terms they like, but I know I am not alone among collectors who think terms like rare, or important, or the like are so overused they make me react negatively when I see them used for anything other than something made by the hands of Paul Revere, or Louis Comfort Tiffany (by him personally and not his factory workers), or things of that nature.

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rafism

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iconnumber posted 07-05-2012 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rafism     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Doc.
Thank you for the designation. I could not find it listed anywhere on the catalogue, nor have I seen them come up for sale or auction in my past 5 years of collecting. I really appreciate your knowledge.


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Originally posted by doc:
Welcome Rafi. You will find a fair number of participants on this site who have various silver "obsessions".

As for your picks, they are corn picks, placed at either end of corn on the cob. They are the nicest I have seen!



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iconnumber posted 07-06-2012 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please try again to post pictures. Once you get it right you will wonder why it was not apparent the first time.

"Rare" is an overused word that I think is mistakenly used to add value or interest to the item described. Often the item so described is rare because it was not a commercial success when it was first introduced into the marketplace. As a result of poor sales not many of the items were made and the ones that were produced become rare.

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