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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-20-2019
10:34 PM ET (US)

Peg: Janelle is right. It would help to see the mark you are describing. I searched for the name you posted and couldn't find it at all. (I left off all but one of the t's.) The closest I find to it is this image.
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Janelle
02-20-2019
07:44 PM ET (US)
Hi Peg D,
Any chance of a photo, someone may recognise it straight away and be able to help you. Other than that, our members are very savvy and could recognise the name. Unfortunately it does not ring a bell with me.
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Peg D
02-20-2019
07:06 PM ET (US)
 I just acquired a new salt marked Lileiuchtttttt Germany with a half circle design between the two names. It is an oval pottery salt with a decorative border and a pink flower on green leaves on the interior. Has anyone heard of this?
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Joan F.Person was signed in when posted
02-19-2019
07:39 PM ET (US)
Debi,
You and I have talked about this situation privately many times and my heart continues to ache for you knowing that your wounds are reopened with each and every senseless occurrence perpetrated by people who are focused on bringing you down. You know my feelings. To tear apart everything that you have worked so hard to build, for all salt collectors to enjoy, will bring them great joy. Stay strong. Focus on all the friends and support you have on this board. And don’t let the haters win.
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Janelle
02-19-2019
04:15 PM ET (US)
Thank you Debi, I sometimes post on the Facebook site, I think if anyone wants information that is available on this site I will strongly recommend it and if anyone deletes my post, it will not be pretty. If you need help with anything Debi, just yell.
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-19-2019
12:23 AM ET (US)
Thank you Debi.
It is no fun continuing something that gives you pain. I'm not overly masacistic myself. (sorry if spelled wrong)
I dearly love your Referance pages and the monthly salt pictures. I know many people watch and enjoy all you have made available.
I wish I had magic words to heal your heart. I can't even explain the actions of others. Makes no sence. I do firmly believe if you are cruel to others your payback is harsh. To me, just not worth the hurting others for many reasons. Besides, much more fun to give laughter.
You are a joy, relax your heart and know others love you.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-18-2019
08:35 PM ET (US)
Thank you one and all for your comments and support. I'm just confused as to why a reference for people to find answers to their questions has been blacklisted by a few select people. They don't have the answers so what is the point of asking questions on those pages? I don't get paid for clicks to my website or anything like that. I have no idea who accesses the website or how often. And I don't have all the answers either but it's a heck of lot of information collected over the last 20+ years. All of the help and pictures from many of YOU over the years added additional references. For now, I'll restore the website and continue adding to it. As to the future of it, I'll look into it when the time comes. Perhaps another organization would host the reference section.
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Mary
02-18-2019
05:13 PM ET (US)
Well Debi - I am very sorry for the trouble and pain you have been continuing to experience for oh so many years - If I had know what our actions back then were going to lead to - I would never have been a participant - or for that fact an instigator - For it to come to this - where you have felt your only release of the pain was to remove your hard work of many years and the input of others recently is just heart breaking - I am sorry for your pain and can only pray this puts an end to it for you. Thank you for the years of newsletters - service as President of the National and for the site and its information for as long as it was available - God Bless you and give you peace my friend -
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-18-2019
03:00 PM ET (US)
   Debi,
   I have a headache trying to figure out why anyone would do such a thing. I live on your research site. I was reading Salty comments, one at a time. I look things up, and I just get pleasure out of looking at the H & J pictures. They are awesome.
    Your work is appreciated and so many salters have respect for you. There will always be haters and jealously. I guess by trYing to eliminate you it shows how important you are.
    Still got the damn headache.
21702
Linda H
02-18-2019
02:41 PM ET (US)
Oh, Debi, I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to open up old hurts. I know what it's like to have people malign you, have me tell you about my crazy aunt some time! Yes, I grew up being the one everyone got to pick on. Anyway,I wish I were better at the computer, and then I could help with the website. Maybe we could keep the chat board going??? This one is sooo friendly, the others, including the facebook page just aren't. The ones who don't use this board don't know what they're missing. I'm standing behind you, Debi. And I admire you also.
 Maybe we need a roll call and see who all is visiting here.
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The Salty Nut...PJ
02-18-2019
12:13 PM ET (US)
Debi... I'm mortified !!!!!
I just have no words to describe how horrible I feel about this... I check in just about every week... Yes...I'm a "lurker"... but...I LOVE you guys...one and ALL !!! I would check into "the other site" maybe once a year??? But...What the heck... we're ALL supposed to be ADULTS ?????

And even tho I was not a contributor to the new H&J... I sure did appreciate every minute you all put into it !!! In the beginning of the project I did try and contribute..but every time I tried...it seemed that someone got there before me....or better than me... or I got it wrong...soooo I yielded to those with more knowledge and went with the flow.... BUT...I STILL appreciated and admired those that did contribute and admired you Debi to the 10th degree !!!

I understood and was in awe of the techniques and knowledge that YOU had to run this WONDERFUL COMPLEX site !!!! I've been an admirer for the ??? 15 - 20 ??? years you've been doing this crazy site !!!! It had to have been a work of love to have survived so long with all the heartaches you have endured... for that I blatantly tell you I LOVE YOU and I THANK YOU !!! I wish I could have done more... THANK YOU !!!
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Nancy V
02-18-2019
11:48 AM ET (US)
So sorry Debi that a new event has opened old wounds for you. I wish you had a tougher skin so it couldn't hurt. The work you have done here and the help this site has provided are a great legacy.
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Nancy Dietel
02-17-2019
06:24 PM ET (US)
Oh, Debi, I am so sad and devastated. I thought something was wrong when we weren’t hearing from you very often. Don’t let the turkeys get you down. We all love this site so very much and the information was invaluable. To see it all disappear is shocking. All of the Salty Comments in one place and the references were used by me and I’m sure, many others. Forgot about Facebook, I always contacted new people on their private pages to tell them about the amazing resources here. No one can prevent that. I can see you are very hurt and frustrated, and you have a right to be. But surely we somehow, together, can salvage what is no longer available. We just need direction. Please don’t give up, let us help. I am so grateful for you and all you have done.
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Sue Sawyer
02-17-2019
06:17 PM ET (US)
I'm so sorry, Debi. I remember typing a lot of information for you back a few years ago. I hope things can be worked out for you.
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Janelle
02-17-2019
04:50 PM ET (US)
Debi, I feel so bad for you. When is this crap going to stop. Frankly, for information, references and fun, this site is amazing and I am sure used by a lot of people who would never post nor acknowledge it. Also new collectors or others that do not know about it would find such a wealth of information in one site. It would be so so sad to have years of your and everyone else’s work disappear forever. I must say I am extremely disappointed that whoever the admins are on the Facebook site are so petty that the vindictiveness has continued. Is it only the Lacey site.? There are two sites and I thought it could be neutral ground that everyone could contribute to. I have no idea how to help but willing to do anything I can.
Surely Jytte would never condone something like that.
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Mary
02-17-2019
04:44 PM ET (US)
Did you ask Jytte what happened with your post? Maybe she knew why it was deleted?
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Mary
02-17-2019
04:43 PM ET (US)
So Debi - Are you saying we can no longer get any of the information that was provided on your web site - It is all gone and the only thing left for us is the chat board? If so then I am as sad for your pain as I am for our loss -
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-17-2019
04:22 PM ET (US)
I don't know what to say. It makes me so sad.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-17-2019
10:44 AM ET (US)
Here's the deal. Most of you know all about the crap that went on YEARS ago. I have not talked to, bothered, or harassed any of those liars. Yet, most every time my website was mentioned on the precious Facebook page it got deleted. I saw so many times that people could see all the research so many of you contributed to, but they are not allowed to. Why? Just being vindictive is all I can figure. Recently I joined the Facebook group of Lacy salt collectors. Jytte was one of the administrators so she permitted me to join. Mike Z. was another and I never had any issues with him. Two others are people I don't even know. Yet when I posted that the entire Neal book was on my website for people to see that might only have a salt or two and don't want to buy the book, that post got deleted. I don't know which administrator was told to delete the post but it is gone so I unjoined the group. Obviously another hostile environment towards me and my website. It's not that I don't enjoy adding more research to my website just as I have since before there ever WAS a National organization, but I can't do it all myself anyway and there were only two people helping me with the last couple H&J pages. There is no one I know that would be willing to take the website over in the future, and I'll be damned if it ever got in the hands of the National organization after all the grief they caused with lies just because they didn't want me to be president at the time. So before more effort is put into it, might as well dump it now since no one is allowed to know about it anyway. They copied the whole thing before and put it up as their own, so I have no doubt they would try to do it again. So I'm done. Watch for salts for sale. I wish I never began collecting them. There are many great people such as all of you guys, but there are also a handful who would shoot you in the back if they could get away with it. You know who they are. Some people were so afraid that the same could happen to them if they remained friends with me that they never spoke to me again. Some friends, huh?
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Linda H
02-17-2019
09:26 AM ET (US)
Talk to us Debi, we can't help if we don't know whats going on. You've done an amazing job here, and I know we'll be lost without the board.
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Mary
02-17-2019
06:30 AM ET (US)
Debi - So sorry for your problems - I would pay for the chat board to keep it going - I am not much help with computer stuff - but if there is anything I can do to keep what you and all of us have accomplished open for us - I would figure it out or hire someone to - Let us know Debi - We can help - I am sure we can - Our turn to help you and the boards out -
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Janelle
02-16-2019
11:07 PM ET (US)
Debi, is it something we can help with? I know it is a lot of work for you and if it is too much, I can understand.
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2019
10:04 PM ET (US)
Debi,

So sorry for whatever happened! Please know we all appreciate all you have done and do for us! Hugs!
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2019
09:21 PM ET (US)
Oh my, Debi! Whatever happened, it must be bad!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2019
09:16 PM ET (US)
No gremlins. I shut down the website about a week ago. I give up. The chat page can stay open until about October since it is paid for until then. That's why I left that link open. Still too PO'd to talk about it.
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Janelle
02-16-2019
04:15 PM ET (US)
Linda, I like your mauve. Oh I wish I was still collecting. Nice rocks Mary, your friend is talented.
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Janelle
02-16-2019
04:13 PM ET (US)
Don, heeeeees baaccck, I get the same message for references, collections, repros & more.
That’s the trouble with Gremlins, they are sneaky.
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Mary
02-16-2019
03:55 PM ET (US)

and moose -- These are so mild compared to what she usually does - but I love her simplicity - She sent me one of a portrait on a rock of my little Junior after I lost him - You almost want to pet the rock - Anyway - I shall find a salt to post to bring us back to subject at hand -
HEY = This is the weekend - I am supposed to own the board on the weekends - Things really go south when you leave for just a few days - weeks - okay off and on for several months - But I have this feeling I am back to stay - Sorry Peeples --
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Mary
02-16-2019
03:51 PM ET (US)

Not to get off the salt chatter - but I have a friend that is a well known rock painter up in Oregon - She has gifted me many salts and these two just arrived - Other than salts - my two loves - Cat
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Mary
02-16-2019
03:48 PM ET (US)
Oh Linda - I am the only older Daum in this house -- Wait - I got that wrong - I am an older Dame and we ain't talking the British Upper Crust one either - I'll see what I have in the garage - lol lol lol
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Linda H
02-16-2019
02:52 PM ET (US)
Mary, I'll send you one if you send me an older Daum. LOL
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Mary
02-16-2019
02:13 PM ET (US)

Love the shape of the first one Linda - but Quezal is to die for unless that be a Tiffany piece - Pretty but to me the array of colors in Quezal out shine Tiffany --
So when are you sending me the purple?????
If you want some more of my salts including a couple of the triangles - I am back on eBay - Almost everything has to go - Moving slow - but hoping to list every afternoon/early evening -
Sorry Debi - but my mom always said it paid to advertise - Wish you had the selling pages now - Oh well -
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Don
02-16-2019
01:13 PM ET (US)
can't open the reference page; all I get is an error 404
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Linda H
02-16-2019
12:13 PM ET (US)

or maybe just a lot of colors together
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Linda H
02-16-2019
12:07 PM ET (US)

or do you like pink better?
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Linda H
02-16-2019
12:05 PM ET (US)

how about this one?
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Linda H
02-16-2019
12:03 PM ET (US)

I have several of those pink &/ or purple art glass ones, Mary
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-16-2019
08:38 AM ET (US)
There seem to be a lot of those around!
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DJanelle
02-15-2019
11:50 PM ET (US)

All good now, must have been a Gremlin
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Mary
02-15-2019
09:05 PM ET (US)
Me too -- Mother Debi where are you....
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Janelle
02-15-2019
08:48 PM ET (US)
Anyone else having trouble opening the Open Salts US or Helpful Hints, when I click on them , they will not load. And then get a message- cannot Open page
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Mary
02-15-2019
08:12 PM ET (US)

Nicely done Ladies!!!!
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Don Rabourn
02-15-2019
05:19 PM ET (US)
The new background certainly shows off Purple Salts!! Good show!
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-15-2019
05:05 PM ET (US)

Oh Debi, LOVE the background!!!!

JJ, your purple is amazing, mine are much more plain/ here they are......
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Janelle
02-15-2019
04:42 PM ET (US)

Here you go Mary, just for you
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Mary
02-15-2019
04:19 PM ET (US)
I would say you done good for the price also - More pretty pinks --Okay Susie and Janelle - or anyone else - Show me a Purple!! My drool glands need to be drained and refreshed - Purple English Art Glass would probably accomplish that --
Amazing - I threaten to take over the board and we get activity - I still have IT - My IT may be twisted and evil - but I still have IT --
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Janelle
02-15-2019
04:07 PM ET (US)

My other one,
Mary, choccies are good, very good, indulge & enjoy
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Janelle
02-15-2019
04:05 PM ET (US)

What a beautiful and bright theme Debi, just lovely. I found this salt a few weeks back at a antique when Hubby took me to lunch. I was very thrilled as only about $30, $ 20 US, but found a small crack in one edge when I got home. It is really hard to see and for the price I guess I cannot complain. I thought is was the same as my other one but a more intense colour.
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-15-2019
12:18 PM ET (US)
Thanks Nancy V! Yes, I agree, always tickled to find blue, green, even purple💐💐💐
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Nancy V
02-15-2019
12:08 PM ET (US)
Beautiful, Susie! Funny how many of these art glass salts in stands are pink. Many more than are blue or green.
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Mary
02-15-2019
10:28 AM ET (US)

Do believe it will not happen again Don - Pretty sure I am on the come back trail and everyone knows I love to assume complete control of this board - May even have to do several fly-ins over at Wings -
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Don Rabourn
02-15-2019
09:38 AM ET (US)
Is that a "New Record" nothing from Feb. 9th until Feb. 14th?? Guess Valentines Day woke everyone from their "long Winters nap" Hope you ALL had a GOOD DAY!
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Mary
02-14-2019
06:11 PM ET (US)

These just arrived - Not as pretty as Susie's salts but filled with love from my kids - and edible -- Happy Valentines Day -
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Janelle
02-14-2019
04:08 PM ET (US)
Happy Valentines everyone, Susie, you certainly know how to push my buttons.
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2019
12:09 PM ET (US)
   Susie P, you melt my heart. Soooooo pretty.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2019
09:46 AM ET (US)
Definitely pretty pinks!
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2019
09:35 AM ET (US)

Happy Valentines Day! Here are some pretty pinks in honor of the day💕💕💕
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-14-2019
09:25 AM ET (US)

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
Jane, Phil and Kaylin
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Nancy Dietel
02-14-2019
09:09 AM ET (US)

Love to us all! Such good friends here. We love our salts, but we love and encourage each other.
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Linda H
02-09-2019
09:58 AM ET (US)
Well Mary part of the reason I like it so much is because of the wonderful friend that I got it from😀
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Mary
02-08-2019
06:58 PM ET (US)
Debi - So sorry to be so late in wishing you a Happy Birthday - I can see by the salts it was a nice one --

Pretty hard to top that one Linda - But know you will!!
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
02-08-2019
12:52 PM ET (US)
Debi, Happy Birthday. So sorry to have missed it. But, I do hope it was wonderful.
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Joan F.Person was signed in when posted
02-07-2019
08:14 PM ET (US)
Debi, Hope your Birthday was a wonderful one. So sorry I missed it.
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Sue Sawyer
02-07-2019
07:25 PM ET (US)
Nancy D., I think I have a few of the purple salts left, but I'm in Florida right now. If he can wait I'll look when I get home.
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Janelle
02-07-2019
04:24 PM ET (US)
Linda, love that salt, I have a thing about the triangle salts and that is a beauty. Nancy, what a pretty coloured salt, I fancy it myself.
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Janelle
02-07-2019
04:21 PM ET (US)

 Oh Debi, I am sorry I missed your Birthday but hope you had a lovely one and you are not too cold, love your salt
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Nancy Dietel
02-07-2019
04:21 PM ET (US)

My buying days are pretty much over. Have to protect against oldest son from making off with my purple salts. He tried to get away with this 15th Anniversary salt this weekend. His girlfriend loves purple. I don’t have many in that color that I would part with. But he’s not taking any of my prized salts!
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Nancy Dietel
02-07-2019
04:16 PM ET (US)

Happy belated birthday, Debi. Love yours and Linda’s birthday salts.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-07-2019
02:39 PM ET (US)
That's a beauty Linda. Love the look of polished silver but do not want to clean it!
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Linda H
02-07-2019
12:02 PM ET (US)

This was my birthday present to myself last year, George Farris, Exeter, England 1861. Hard telling what I'll find this year
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Linda H
02-07-2019
10:25 AM ET (US)
Happy birthday a day late Debi. (sorry) That #21631 looks really old. I'll show one of presents to myself from last year later.
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Sue Sawyer
02-07-2019
07:37 AM ET (US)
Happy Birthday, Debi. Looks like it was a good one.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
08:20 PM ET (US)
Thanks Susie. Yes, self bought gifts are exactly what we want! I have no idea of the age but at least in the 1800s. Who knows? Maybe earlier if it is Delfts. I can't believe I have not been able to find the V S mark anywhere. I've checked online and through several books I have. Your green salt is great.
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
08:05 PM ET (US)

Don’t think I posted this yet? Love these Czech salts with the big jewels!💕
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
07:21 PM ET (US)
Fun to get birthday gifts for ourselves! We know it is perfect, right???

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎉🎁🎊Debi! Hope you have enjoyed it💐💐💐. Hugs!!

Have old do you think you new treasure is? I know so little about this type!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
07:10 PM ET (US)

Painted picture looks Chinese but it is not like any Chinese export I have. This is definitely the tin glaze used for faience and early Delfts.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
07:08 PM ET (US)

Marked V S ??
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
02-06-2019
07:07 PM ET (US)

Got this really neat salt in the mail today. Happy Birthday to me. Not sure if it's Delfts, faience, or what!! Haven't found the markings anywhere. Looks like Chinese export but I think it was made to mimic it.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-04-2019
05:06 PM ET (US)
Sounds terrible, Janelle! Hope the rains stop soon.
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Janelle
02-04-2019
04:21 PM ET (US)
Mary, you go girl. A Russian salt, and a very nice one too. Good to see the bucket list is still thriving.
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Janelle
02-04-2019
04:18 PM ET (US)
Hi Linda, thank you for your concern but no, we are a long way fromTownsville though we do have a sort of niece who has a house there, her hubby is in the army and in Darwin but their house is rented out and they spent a lot of time and money doing it up. The bottom level completely under water. Such a disaster for the whole city. So much of Australia in severe drought,even towns running out of water and feed for livestock, and the tropical north are having massive rains. The government need to do something about making dams where the water is, and piping it to arid areas. If they could do it in the 50’s surely they could do it now.
The town my family came from was flooded to make a massive dam.
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Linda H
02-04-2019
11:09 AM ET (US)
Janelle are you anywhere near the floods? let us know if you're alright
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Nancy V
02-02-2019
11:42 AM ET (US)
Love your new enameled salt and the camellia, Mary. I remember camellias from the year or so I lived in Pensacola, Florida years and years ago. I had never seen them before and marveled at them in several colors in yards around my neighborhood though I had none myself.

I bought a set of six lovely salts similar to yours though a bit simpler in design. I was in my selling phase and sold all six on the selling pages on this site, so several of our old friends probably still have them.
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Mary
02-01-2019
04:42 PM ET (US)

I got one - I got one - I cannot believe I actually got one - Be still my little salt heart - Drooling over my own salt and it ain't even here yet -- OMG I am coveting a picture of what I hope will show up on my front porch soon - And I do mean soon --
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Janelle
02-01-2019
04:06 PM ET (US)
Mary, that Camellia is beautiful,so much like Nucios Gem, one thing I miss from our old house is the Camellias and still grieve about the ones the Council made me cut down because they were against the pool fence.
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Don Rabourn
02-01-2019
03:33 PM ET (US)
Hi Mary. The Camellia is BEAUTIFUL!! We can't grow them here, but I would if I COULD. I don't think your idea is DUMB, I might even get off my "duff" and post some that aren't posted! Don't hold your BREATH though!
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Mary
02-01-2019
01:46 PM ET (US)
 I know we have a topic for this month - but I was thinking - Most of us have added to and or changed our collections over the years - I think it would be fun and interesting if we started with the first topic and worked our way down showing our new ones and also the ones we still have -- I know that we can go back and do that - but I do not think many of us think about doing it - But with it being the current topic - we might show out new ones quicker - Sure would take care of topics for two or three years - lol and we would know what the next months is right away - Okay probably a dumb suggestion - but I am not going to erase all this typing --
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Mary
02-01-2019
12:11 PM ET (US)

The flowers are huge-mon-gus too
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Mary
02-01-2019
12:10 PM ET (US)

Our weather has been very strange - We have had nice days - some quite warm for this time of year - Yesterday morning did not look nice and progressed in to a thunder rain storm - Now today blue skies with puffy white clouds - But my white camellia is loving the weather this year - Buds actually turning into flowers that stay for days - Not sure what happened to it but for over thirty years - this is the prettiest it has ever been - Wish I knew its secret to revived youth --
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Linda H
02-01-2019
10:26 AM ET (US)
Well, there's a warm up coming to most of us this weekend. We never got below 0 here, but the wind chill was bad, today it's supposed to be near 60. Just hope those who got snow won't end up with floods.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
02-01-2019
08:20 AM ET (US)
Too bad we can't send some of our weather to each other!
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2019
09:03 PM ET (US)
J.J. too funny.
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Janelle
01-31-2019
04:25 PM ET (US)
I have just been reading about all the artic weather and seeing photos, unbelievable. We are the opposite, ground breaking hot weather.No rain. Thank goodness for air conditioning or else I would have melted, and it would not have been a pretty sight.
Stay safe anyone affected.
Edited 01-31-2019 08:18 PM
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2019
04:03 PM ET (US)
Thanks Sue. It was time to lose the holiday poinsettias, but I have enough real snow to look at and it ain't melting any time soon! We are still in the below zero temps. They suspended mail deliveries here until Friday, schools are closed, etc.
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Sue Sawyer
01-31-2019
12:14 PM ET (US)
Nice Valentines, Debi.
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Nancy Dietel
01-31-2019
07:43 AM ET (US)

2 degrees this morning in NJ.
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Janelle
01-26-2019
04:13 PM ET (US)
Mary, the salt gods were smiling on you. She is lovely
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2019
07:53 AM ET (US)
I didn't realize just how bad the box was when you told me - had to see the pictures. So lucky!
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Sue Sawyer
01-26-2019
06:26 AM ET (US)
She's a beauty, Mary, and you will always be unbreakable.
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Linda H
01-25-2019
11:10 PM ET (US)
Glad to see you got one of your favorite type of salts, Mary!and I'm glad it arrived in the shape it did.
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:56 PM ET (US)
The moral to the story - Well first - don't always panic and expect the worst - but the main one -

If you are having a day where you look bad on the outside --
Be confident and strong on the inside ---
You will be unbreakable ----
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:53 PM ET (US)

And here she is in all her less than six inches of beauty - Mustard pot lid - Original spoon and basket handle to double salt in perfect condition - The destroyed box she arrived in was 14" x 11" - If I was capable of dancing - I sure as heckarooney would have -
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:48 PM ET (US)

This is the piece and amount of bubble wrap the seller used to protect the item in the box -
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:46 PM ET (US)

Yes it was wrapped in bubble - but so loosely - Nothing could have survived the long uncaring trip it had made -
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:45 PM ET (US)

As I dug in with wads of newspaper hitting the wall and floor - I found bubble wrap - Please Salt Gods - Please --
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:43 PM ET (US)

I started to cry when I opened it and found the only protection for the piece of old dried clay on the inside was wadded newspaper
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:41 PM ET (US)

The flimsy tape was not adhering in most areas and there were deep elongated rips to the boxes sides -
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:40 PM ET (US)

Each side told a horrible story of abuse an insufficient packaging
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Mary
01-25-2019
06:38 PM ET (US)

I have a picture book story to tell -
Received this extremely large box from France today - I knew it was a salt because it did not weigh anything - but I could not remember what it looked like - I was horrified as I looked at the box -- I knew that it made no difference what it looked like when I bought it - It would no longer be recognizable - I was so sad
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Don Rabourn
01-25-2019
05:46 PM ET (US)
Ron, Who cares WHAT it was made for, just CALL it a Master Salt, and ENJOY it!! I've got several salts that are 4 inches, my only problem is that they take up more SPACE! But sometimes they are too NICE to pass up, because of size! Don
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Ron Webber
01-25-2019
02:45 PM ET (US)

Have just resolved the mystery, the photo is a Victor Silver Co. egg shaped candy dish with the rabbit/wishbone. Would like to thank all who replied. Sometimes our imagination dilutes the obvious.
Edited 01-25-2019 02:47 PM
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Linda H
01-25-2019
10:23 AM ET (US)
It could be an open sugar, or with the wishbone could it be a "spill"- a container for bones etc at the table? Victorians were known for their variety of table settings.
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Ron Webber
01-25-2019
08:41 AM ET (US)

Here is another photo that shows the boat shape is not designed for pouring (gravy)
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Ron Webber
01-25-2019
07:36 AM ET (US)
Hi Debi, the bowl length is 4". the link shows a master salt (4" bowl) https://www.rubylane.com/item/48969-R56/De...ilver-Plated-Master
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-25-2019
12:16 AM ET (US)
Ron: If the height of the bowl is 2.25", I'm guessing the length is around 5". That would be too large to be an open salt, even a master salt.
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Ron Webber
01-24-2019
12:10 PM ET (US)

Appreciate your replies, stamp on bottom "Victor Silver Co. 701" The pedestal/bowl height is 2.25" total height (handle) is 4.25"
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Mary
01-24-2019
11:10 AM ET (US)
Lots of older "silvers" had small animals adorning them, but the wish bone on it may denote a specific use. The size is really important for any help and as Linda asked marks. Perhaps on the side of the pedestal base.
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Linda H
01-24-2019
10:22 AM ET (US)
Ron, can you give us measurements, and any marks on the bottom?
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-24-2019
10:18 AM ET (US)
Love the bunny, but I don't know too much about silver. There are others here who do.
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Ron Webber
01-24-2019
09:19 AM ET (US)

I was told this is a silver plate master open salt by Victor Silver Co.
Any comments will be appreciated.
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Sue Sawyer
01-24-2019
07:46 AM ET (US)
Me too, PJ. I kept getting confused with the messages on Facebook. Hope your birthday was great!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2019
10:58 PM ET (US)
Sorry I am late to the party. Hope you had a great a day PJ.
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Mary
01-23-2019
06:12 PM ET (US)
P.J. Loves and hugs and a Happy Birthday !!
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Nancy Dietel
01-23-2019
10:56 AM ET (US)

Have a wonderful day, P.J.
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Susie P
01-23-2019
10:53 AM ET (US)
PJ - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you are feeling much better and enjoying your special day! Hugs!
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Linda H
01-23-2019
10:40 AM ET (US)
Have a Happy Birthday PJ!
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-23-2019
08:40 AM ET (US)

Happy Birthday, PJ - and many more!
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Janelle J
01-23-2019
07:25 AM ET (US)

Happy Birthday PJ
Hope you have a lovely day and get very spoilt
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Janelle J
01-23-2019
07:23 AM ET (US)
Congratulations Debi,
So great that you achieved the whole set of your salts. Looking forward to seeing them together.

Mary,
Now that is one great salt. Love the other ones as well
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Don Rabourn
01-21-2019
03:56 PM ET (US)
SO GLAD to SEE some "smiles" coming back into Mary's life!! A GREAT bunch of SALTS. I'm sure Bob smiles when you find something to make YOU smile! Don
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-21-2019
05:26 AM ET (US)
Mary: The difference in height if the shells are reversed might be due to the depth of the holes or the diameter of the glass peg. They were probably ground to fit the holes and are not interchangeable.

I've had my pair for a long time, since I used to buy a lot in France and have them shipped to a lady who lived in France. Then she would pack them all together and send one big box to me. I've looked for a holder before but not recently. Saw one once that would have been gorgeous but was soooooo expensive.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
07:49 PM ET (US)
Glad you found the spoon, Debi. You do need a holder for those!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
05:45 PM ET (US)

Finally found it.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
05:39 PM ET (US)
Mary: The seller made a counter offer so I bought the spoon. Now we'll see how long it takes to get here from Denmark. $20 for shipping for a 3" long salt spoon so it better not come in an envelope!

I need one of those type of holders for a gorgeous pair of cut glass salts I have. I believe they are French. Pretty sure I have picture somewhere...
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Nancy Dietel
01-20-2019
05:13 PM ET (US)
Wow, Mary, great salts. So good that you are getting out and posting again. Stay well.
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
10:13 AM ET (US)
Wow, massive indeed! 💕. Just imagine the rest of the table....,
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Mary
01-20-2019
09:23 AM ET (US)

Another new one to add to my "massive" in size doubles - French carrying the Minerva mark - The shell bowls are thick glass and removable - Funny thing is they have designated sides - Weird as you cannot see a difference in the glass or the metal - but if you do not put them back in the correct side - one will appear to be taller than the other - Shells are the same size and so are the holders - but they have their own sides to be perfect in appearance -
This double never sat on a commoners table -----------
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Mary
01-20-2019
09:19 AM ET (US)
Debi, If you submitted an offer on a Buy it Now or Best offer auction, the seller does not have to communicate with you. They can just let the offer expire.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
03:57 AM ET (US)
Love the blue too Mary. Is it a Tiffany? Maybe...some day...I'll get a blue one too.

Waiting until I get a matching spoon to photograph all my Georg Jensen salts together. This might take awhile. The seller in Denmark has not answered my question, or replied to my eBay offer. They have to do that even if they reject it, right? Seller here in US has three of them, but the markings are inside the spoon and they are marked as imported. All my other spoons are marked on the backside so that's what I want.
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
01-20-2019
01:38 AM ET (US)
Gorgeous, Mary! Love that deep blue too!
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-19-2019
09:30 PM ET (US)
 Very, very nice Mary.
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Mary
01-19-2019
08:23 PM ET (US)

My haul from the salt meeting last weekend - I be walking on air - Have wanted the green one for a zillion years and anything in that gorgeous blue for two zillion years - Just decided now was the time - Cats may have to eat nothing but cheap dry food for a year or two - Just kidding furry guys - only for six months -- Yes! They do read the board --
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Mary
01-19-2019
08:20 PM ET (US)

Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when the big arrived - I thought I had the matching individual - but the little one is close enough in decorations - I never thought I would ever find a master - In any decoration - I be real happy --
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-17-2019
08:14 PM ET (US)
Our whole cable just went haywire! Called Comcast. After being on hold forever they yes there is an outage in your area. Somehow it just came back on all by itself. Weird!
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Nancy Dietel
01-14-2019
03:59 PM ET (US)
So happy for you, Debi. What a rush to complete a wonderful set like that one.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-13-2019
06:21 PM ET (US)
Wow - a special day for you, Debi! I'm so happy for you.
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nancy v
01-13-2019
05:19 PM ET (US)
yay! And the Jensen salts have such classic beauty. Congrats!
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Mary
01-13-2019
09:31 AM ET (US)
Oh my Debi - To finish off a collection you have spent years putting together must be the greatest feeling - A beautiful accomplishment - Super good for you and congratulations !!!!
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Joan F.Person was signed in when posted
01-13-2019
01:58 AM ET (US)
Congratulation Debi! It's so nice that you got to complete your set.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-12-2019
08:44 PM ET (US)
I saw one with green enamel once in an auction house auction sold with several other patterns in blue - some I already had, and I think the lot of 5 went for around $750 or $800. This is the first time I've seen it in blue. I was so lucky to find it. Can't believe I will have 10 different ones now. And it was right here in Southfield, MI, just a couple cities away. I will NOT get interested in the red or green! Couldn't afford it! LOL
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
01-12-2019
08:15 PM ET (US)
Awesome Debi! I have never seen this pattern, you have to be so excited! Good for you! Looking forward to the photo 💐💐💐
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-12-2019
08:05 PM ET (US)

Oh My Gosh! Never thought it would happen but just found what I'm pretty sure is the last one of the Georg Jensen salts in this style with the cobalt enamel. Pretty sure this must be the most elusive pattern - Lily of the Valley. First time I ever saw this in blue! I am beyond happy to have it! Now I have to buy the matching spoon. When I have them all together I'll post all 10 of them. Yippee!
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Charlie Osborn
01-12-2019
04:16 PM ET (US)
My Mother collected salt dips for 30+ years prior to her passing in 1990. And for 29 years subsequent, her 200+ pieces have rested comfortably in several boxes in my attic. It's time for them to go to a salt dip fan/ collector. If any of ya'll are in the Virginia for shows or travel, let me know and we'll perhaps make a deal. Not looking to gouge anyone, but not gonna throw em away or gift; make me a fair offer on the lot, and ya got em all. Predominantly glass with a few porcelain/china. Small and large.
If interested, Contact me via chasosborn1960@gmail.com
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
09:34 PM ET (US)

Phil took the picture over and got the true color. It is HJ #2692.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
07:19 PM ET (US)
I learned my expensive lesson on bidding on salts in auction houses. I won one salt in the last Evans auction. My $60 winning bid was immediately increased to $70.20 with the buyer's premium, and packing and postage added another $29-something. So one $60 salt cost over $100. And that was with in house packing at Evans. I think when I read Whitley's terms last time around with Elaine's salts, you have to arrange for someone from a shipping service to go there, collect your wins, and ship them to you. That's got to be even more expensive. Think I'll just drool and refrain from bidding. Only way to just pay what you bid (plus premium) is to be there and pick up yourself.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
07:17 PM ET (US)
Love it Jane! And I don't think that's ever been reproduced so it must be rare in opaque blue. Looks like H&J 2692, but might also be foreign made.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
07:13 PM ET (US)

And the side. Couldn't get the color to come out right. It's the color in the group photo.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
07:11 PM ET (US)

Debi - the bottom.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
06:59 PM ET (US)
There are so many ways glass and salts were made, yet few people ask how it was made, they always ask who made it and when. I was of the latter group and focused more on identification instead of process. I know there's free blown glass, 2 and 3 part molds, glass blown into molds, and various ways of pressing glass, but I don't really care about how.

Linda H: "Sofa" salts would be a good topic although there might not be a great deal of those in contributor's collections either. We have an entire Gallery page of Lacy salts and anyone, at any time can email me pictures mimicking the three views shown in the Neal book to be added to that Gallery page.

Jane: How wonderful that you found a Gillinder CENTENNIAL, an Adams LIBERTY BELL, and what is that gorgeous blue one? You did well!
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Susie PPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
03:30 PM ET (US)
Yes, looks like you had a a Great time! Love the shoe❤️
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
03:27 PM ET (US)

I was trying to clean the bathroom and do laundry today. We went to pick up some goose food. Then Phil said why don't we go across the river to Columbia and go through the junk antique market in the warehouse. So we did. It is so cold and windy here, and it was frigid in the warehouse, but it was well worth going!
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Linda H
01-10-2019
02:06 PM ET (US)

How 'bout lacy & early pressed glass? I'm thinking those extra heavy pressed ones like I'm showing here
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Lynda LaLondePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
01:35 PM ET (US)
   Hi Debi, Is it possible this blown over and cracked off are the old blown in 3 part molds? Those in the pic looks like those.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
10:20 AM ET (US)
We don't have any Stiegel types, either.
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Don Rabourn
01-10-2019
09:53 AM ET (US)
DEBI, I think you're right! If I have a "blown over or cracked off" type, I'm not aware of it. I've never thought the Stiegel types were worth what dealers wanted, so I DON'T have ANY!
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-10-2019
07:30 AM ET (US)
Carolyn: Thanks for the topic suggestions but I'm not sure the few people who contribute know exactly what the blown over and cracked off type are. I don't know that I know exactly what they are either, except they are pretty old and (I think) predate Lacies. As far as Stiegel types, I bet contributors don't have that many. Personally, I have only four of them. I try to think of topics that are broad enough that we all have several or dozens of, not just a couple.
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Carolyn
01-09-2019
03:25 PM ET (US)
Hi all, Whitley Auctions, Florida, is selling Elaine Cooper's salts. "Worth Their Salt: The Open Salts Collection of Elaine Cooper" The first group are for sale on January 19th and contain the best items from her collection. Many of the items for sale are in her book, Daulton Open Salts. I do not know when they will sell the remaining salts. Enjoy!
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Carolyn
01-09-2019
10:09 AM ET (US)

Hi - just dropping in to say how very much I enjoy the 'salty' enthusiasm of this group and the camaraderie. I thought of a few topics which may have been done before (my memory, unfortunately, has been waving good-by). Have you done 'blown over and cracked off' or stiegel type? The image shows some blown over and cracked off salts in various 'clear' glass colors. Each salt was probably manufactured at a different site.



Brenda, do you have an update on Craig? He continues to be in my prayers.
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Linda H
01-08-2019
09:19 PM ET (US)
Well, it was a thought.
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Debi RaitzPerson was signed in when posted
01-08-2019
04:53 PM ET (US)
Linda H: If you look at the March 2018 topic of Snow White, we added gold trim for the second half of the month. So it hasn't even been a year since we did gold trim. Sometimes the topic names are not complete but I have to keep them short. Also have to change them somewhat so they aren't exactly the same.
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E. Jane KoblePerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2019
08:47 PM ET (US)
I'm afraid that's going to happen here, too, Linda!
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