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Headless Bird

Post  Glassman on Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:16 am

Anyone else see the headless orange bird on Ebay? Gave me a good lol,check it out.It's been broken off and ground down,i see that a lot.As if those things aren't ugly enough lol.

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what's the number

Post  deborah on Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:52 am

Hey Glassman,

Give us the listing info - I can't find it and would love a LOL - tis the season to be jolly!

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my "cool" shape buy

Post  deborah on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:08 am

Okay guys - here's another laugh for you. Bought this at a flea market cos thought it was really "different". Yup - it is - ground down broken basketLOL.



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Birds the word

Post  Glassman on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:22 pm

I think it's on the first page It's an orange Loraine bird.I sent the guy an ebay email and he said it wasn't broken,lol so i asked why his are all over 100.00 and that one was only 30? lol. It's on the first page i think,look close.I've seen so many baskets like that lol.Oh well hope you didnt pay much,you can tell if it's broben from the lack of the little tool marks in the end from pulling.

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Post  Glassman on Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:26 pm

It's on the first page number 110626220139 Its thirty bucks,Do it give the bird a home! lol I don't want to see it again.

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Post  deborah on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:31 pm

Hey Glassman,

That is so funny - did you see the description? Totally agree with you that is broken.

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Bird

Post  Glassman on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:35 pm

Ya i did read that,i hope he isn't lying.Not that i care cause i'm not buying it. lol. I won't buy anything that has more than a few scratchs or a tiny ding.

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Basket

Post  Glassman on Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:37 pm

Your basket looks kinda cool,it's one of a kind for sure.

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Christmas sale!

Post  deborah on Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:30 am

Hey Glassman,

You're in luck - the basket is part of this once in a lifetime Chalet Vintage Gallery's first Christmas ever saleLOL! Yeah - felt quite proud of that purchase until Dar asked quite innocently"Why did you buy a broken basket" Research - all in the interest of research.

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The Bird's back!

Post  queenoftheroad on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:17 pm

The headless bird is back on eBay ($30 us) and it's twin (head on) is listed for a cool $150 us!!
110630742884 and 110630742226
Now he posted a warning that he was scolded:

"i have been told by a collector that the bird head has been broken off and if someone ground it down they did a very good job because it looks like it was made this way"

Tell me he couldn't tell the difference between the two?!?
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Birds the word

Post  Glassman on Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:39 am

I know,he knows it's been broken. Thats why it's so cheep, anyone stupid enough to buy it,deserves a headless bird.LOL. I doupt it sells anyway,those birds are so ugly even with the head one.I said that in an email to him if it's not broken why the low price?

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Headless bird on eBay

Post  vanvol on Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:20 pm

I finally had taken a good look at the headless bird on eBay. It sure is not that good of a picture of it. That bird was originally made that way and if you look very carfully you can see the shape of its head. There is no dam way that anyone could reshape and repair any glass to form that shape. I am not saying that it has not been broken and glued back together but that would not change the shape and form of it.
In industry I have seen many different materials heated and shaped and also I have watch glass makers make art glass. To the best of my knowledge I do not think anyone can take a glass bird like this one and reshape it to what it looks like now.
If you have the proper black light you can see right away in the dark that the glass has any flaws in the glass or has been repaired. That is the advantage of having a UVA LED flashlight that I have ordered.

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Broken

Post  Glassman on Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:14 pm

No it's broken off for sure,you can even seen that there is no clear glass around the edge.I've seen it done,they use a high speed dremal tool much like what they use to work on eye glasses. Any place that restores antiques,fixes china will do that.I don't understand why people bother.Why do you think the guy has it way cheeper?But hey if you like it, it's only 30 bucks!

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