The "Mini batch" will become the most collectable of all...
January 7 2012, 5:42 AM
Obviously the purists will want a 1st series and BIG collectors will want both
so expect to see some high prices at Christies and Antiquorum when these appear.
I heard that 2 of the 1st series have been shrink wrapped and are stored away from light to ensure
1 seems to have a Cream/brown patina now and is known amongst collectors as the "Hazelnut"
I cant be sure but I believe that some restoration work has taken place to 2 pieces, one being very obvious but 1 was done by a guy in a far away land and although it took 5 months to turn around im told its a perfect job and impossible to tell so beware and inspect any mugs found on the open market very carefully.
Dont worry about fakes, they are so easy to spot as they are not signed RC underneath. A small detail that was missed by the fakeroos.
And finally the rumours persist that there are 2 red mugs out there that were a special delivery to
an Argentinian member. If true then obviously you could retire if you found one of them
But that's a MKIII because of logo placement. The MKI had the logo opposing the handle, the MKII had the handle to the left and the MKIII has the handle to the right. As you can see in this thread, there are some rare variants like Rita's "big logo" and Philipp's tropical logo.
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Ray Nicol (Login raynicol1) VRF Member 18.104.22.168
Here is the real one you will all be after 100% original never
January 7 2012, 10:26 AM
polished box and papers been in my watchmakers majic draw for the last 10 years never had coffee or tea in.
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