Saturday, April 30, 2005

 

ASCAS newsletter #13 May 2005

ASCAS newsletter # 13 is now available on line at http://www.ascasonline.org/news13.html
The newsletter has two new articles:
- 'Silver Salt throne from Tsarist Russia' - 'Saliere a trono dalla Russia Imperiale' by Franco Bellino e Giorgio Busetto
- 'Posy holder or Tussie Mussie ?' by Giorgio Busetto
There's also a Members' window on 'Wax Jack or Mustard Pot?' , a 'Mystery item' and many questions from members.
You may leave on-line your suggestions or replies to members' questions using 'comments' link below this post.
Registration isn't requested but non-anonymous replies would be preferreded.
Giorgio Busetto
ASCAS Secretary

Thursday, March 31, 2005

 

ASCAS Newsletter # 12 April 2005

ASCAS newsletter # 12 is now available on line at http://www.ascasonline.org/news12.html
The newsletter has two new articles:
- Eighteen century silver tea tongs' by Dr. David Schlosberg
- 'Ten steps to check and record the authenticity of an antique silverware' - 'Dieci passi per verificare e registrare l'autenticità di un argento antico' by Giovanni Ciceri
There's also a Members' window on 'Two Continental silver salts', a 'Mystery item' and many questions from members.
You may leave on-line your suggestions or replies to members' questions using 'comments' link below this post.
Registration isn't requested but non-anonymous replies would be preferreded.
Giorgio Busetto
ASCAS Secretary

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

 

ASCAS newsletter # 11 March 2005

ASCAS newsletter # 11 is now available on line at
http://www.ascasonline.org/news11.html
The newsletter has two new articles:
- 'Arlecchino (Harlequin)' by Fred Sinfield
- 'Silver figural toothpick holders' by Giorgio Busetto
There's also a Members' window on a Tiffany serving dish and cover, a 'Mystery item' and many questions from members.

You may leave on-line your suggestions or replies to members' questions using 'comments' link below this post.
Registration isn't requested but non-anonymous replies would be preferreded.
Giorgio Busetto
ASCAS Secretary

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

 

Italiani nell'ASCAS

scrivo in italiano perchè questo è un messaggio indirizzato soprattutto ai soci italiani dell'ASCAS.
Operando come segretario dell'associazione mi rendo conto che gli italiani stanno dando un contributo all'attività dell'ASCAS in misura ben superiore rispetto alla loro presenza sul numero totale dei soci.
Gli italiani sono circa 30 su un totale di quasi 250 soci .
Ebbene, se provate a dare un occhiata alla 'home page' del nostro sito http://www.ascasonline.orgvedrete quanto numerosi sono gli italiani che hanno scritto articoli (anche in inglese), fornito materiale per la pubblicazione delle 'members' window' o, semplicemente, posto qualche domanda su questioni di comune interesse.
Intendiamoci, anche da altre nazioni ricevo validissimi e assidui contributi che permettono di continuare la pubblicazione della newsletter con argomenti, mi auguro, di un certo interesse. Ma si tratta di partecipazioni isolate (da Belgio, Canada, Australia, Spagna, Francia, USA ...) mentre la grandissima maggioranza degli altri soci si limita a ricevere le newsletter, leggere gli articoli e (molto raramente) ad inviare qualche commento (tanto per fare un esempio gli americani sono più di 100).
Mi sto chiedendo quale può essere il motivo per cui gli italiani, più degli altri, partecipano tanto assiduamente alla vita dell'ASCAS.
Forse perchè il segretario è italiano ... forse perchè abbiamo meno remore a rendere pubblico il nostro inetresse per la materia ... forse perchè, smentendo tutti i luoghi comuni, abbiamo più marcato il senso di appartenenza ad una comunità... forse per qualche altro motivo che non riesco ad immaginare...
Ho aperto questo 'blog' per darvi la possibilità di rendere pubbliche le vostre opinioni su questo ed altri argomenti.
Se ne avete la voglia ed un po' di tempo potete utilizzare il 'commento' in calce alla presente per pubblicare direttamente le vostre opinioni sull'argomento.
Giorgio Busetto
Segretario ASCAS

PS: il commento può essere lasciato anche in forma anonima, ma sarebbe utile per tutti conoscere chi ne è l'estensore

Sunday, February 20, 2005

 

ASCAS Newsletter # 10 February 2005

ASCAS publishes every month a Newsletter with articles related to silver, information, questions and replies for members.
Newsletter # 10 February 2005 has a pair of interesting articles:
- 'Georg Jensen: a silversmith from Denmark' by Tom Guarrera
- 'Japanese Influence in American Silver 1870-1890' by Gianmarco Baldini.
February Newsletter has also a Members' window 'Milk creamer and sugar bowl from Russia' and a mysterious item needing identification.
The newsletter is available, also for non members, at http://www.ascasonline.org/news10.html
Your help about members' questions will be greatly appreciated (you may add a comment to this post)

 

what is ASCAS?

ASCAS - Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver

ASCAS is a free association between collectors and lovers of antique silver.
We have two aims: to promote friendship between our members and to spread knowledge of antique silver items, their hallmarks and their workmanship techniques.
The association hasn't any commercial interest. Any, what-so-ever, advertising objective is banned by our pages.The association carries out its activity on the internet within this website
http://www.ASCASonline.org .
Its objectives are to host articles supplied by members on matters of common interest, to report links to websites related to silver and its hallmarks and to devote some pages to illustrate the most interesting pieces owned by our members (Photos and a brief description will be sufficient. The page will be created by ASCAS staff).
Our invitation is addressed to all private collectors and keen lovers of antique silver. Professional dealers may join the ASCAS as collectors or for private interest on antique silver, but our website has no link with commercial firms or advertising objectives.
Membership is absolutely free, but the association reserves the right to evaluate the requests for admission of its members. The request may be submitted using the form available at
www.ascasonline.org or addressing an e-mail to silverassociation@yahoo.it with the following informations:
- your name
- city and country (full address isn't necessary)
- email address (only if you are available to receive NON commercial communications strictly related to your membership)

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