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Seeking Opinion on Glass Kylin

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2016, 12:38:50 am »

Hi Cathy,

Lots of good advice in this post. Nothing much I can add, except to say that most of us wish we had been given similar advice when starting out!

You have acquired some VERY good books there. Read them well, and do browse through the older posts on the forum. But you are right - it is not easy to differentiate good from mediocre, or old from modern, until you have handled some genuine old bottles of high quality.
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2016, 02:07:48 am »

Thanks Tom - I am hoping I have acquired at least a few good bottles!

To give an example of my confusion, I put my fake one on the left and a picture of one that sold at Skinners that is beyond reproach on the right. I see now that the color was way off. But the fakes are so good!   


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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2016, 02:23:29 am »


But the fakes are so good!   


And getting better year by year.......unfortunately.  Sad
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2016, 02:26:27 am »

I'm new to this too cshaprio. I can only echo what others have said. In the very beginning I bought maybe 20 bottles but all were cheap and some were a $ each! I thought 1 or 2 maybe treasures, but in time realised they were not. Though, you have also acquired some very nice bottles too in my opinion. For instance, the glass imitiating coral bottle you posted was a beautiful thing.
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2016, 03:15:11 am »

Thanks Pookles - maybe this will save you from repeating my mistakes!
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2016, 09:12:41 am »

Hi Cathy,
I nearly bought  similar  glass bottle on eBay recently, I knew it was new but I wasn't bothered as I specialise in collecting bottles with tigers on. In the end it went for more than I wanted to pay for it. Three came up in quick succession including a blue one, I didn't buy any of them, I can wait until one comes up at a price I want to pay.
We would all like to but quality old bottles for next to nothing but that doesn't happen that often, but It gives you a great deal of satisfaction when you do. My advice if you are buying long distance assume they are new and pay new prices, If you like the look of the bottle just enjoy what you have bought.  It's always worth looking on eBay before you buy as there is sure to be one on there if its new. Don't beat yourself up about it we have all been caught out at some time just don't make a habit of it.

Regards Jason.
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