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Post by mermaidspurse on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:24 pm

I never saw the Greyhound Locks for sale on D4E but I know some people got them. I just saw a pic of one on facebook and wonder if they are slightly different to the 'old' ones? Has anyone ordered one recently and could post a close-up pic? I was under the impression that the new ones have a round bail at the end of the 2 parts while the original ones are rather flat? Pics would be great!
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Post by BeadThrilled on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:31 pm

They're the same imo!
The designer still has the moulds and occasionally produces a new batch, silver or gold.
I've got the retired ones and I can see really no difference... Puzzled
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Post by mermaidspurse on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:35 pm

It could be just the angle of the pic. It looked a little different to me...
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Post by Beadgirl on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:58 am

I just bought a 'new' one to go on my all amber bracelet. Here is a picture of both of mine....

Top polished one is an original and the more oxidised one at the bottom is 'new'. They look almost same to me, the little balls on top look slightly more rounded on original, but could just be finishing. I don't think you can tell the difference at a glance. Shocked

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Post by Carla on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:05 pm

I have been wondering the same thing. Thanks for the pictures.
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Post by KJanish on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:12 pm

@mermaidspurse wrote:I never saw the Greyhound Locks for sale on D4E but I know some people got them. I just saw a pic of one on facebook and wonder if they are slightly different to the 'old' ones? Has anyone ordered one recently and could post a close-up pic? I was under the impression that the new ones have a round bail at the end of the 2 parts while the original ones are rather flat? Pics would be great!

Oh no I ordered one from D4E, now I'm worried Rolling Eyes I hope its the same one.
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Post by Beadgirl on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:46 pm

If you bought it from D4E then I'm sure it is genuine. Both mine came from max anderson's shop in Roskilde. That is where D4e get them from also.
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Post by KJanish on Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:50 pm

@Beadgirl wrote:If you bought it from D4E then I'm sure it is genuine. Both mine came from max anderson's shop in Roskilde. That is where D4e get them from also.

Okay I feel a bit better now Very Happy Thanks Beadgirl
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Post by BeadThrilled on Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:26 pm

It is possible to make copies of beads or locks. But the copy would end up to be approx. 10% smaller then the original. A copy will also loose on the details. So you'd see it rather easily, imo.
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Post by hayseed on Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:27 am

Please forgive a "newbie" question, but why is this lock named the greyhound lock? It is gorgeous, but doesn't look like a dog to me..... Hi
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:51 am

I would love a greyhound, I keep checking D4E and I've never seen them in the retired section...they must come in and go straight back out again? Neutral
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Post by Wildthing on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:57 am

@Pandabee(uk) wrote:I would love a greyhound, I keep checking D4E and I've never seen them in the retired section...they must come in and go straight back out again? Neutral

I have watched them fly in (and out) a few times, dithering over whether to get one, until it is too late, I am not sure if I really want one or not.......

Have you checked out these threads though?

http://www.beadthrilled.com/t1734-greyhound-lock

http://www.beadthrilled.com/t1350-greyhound-locks-have-arrived
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:16 pm

Is there a difference in the stamps? (like the bicones?) (NB this doesn't bother me!)
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Post by dutchmilkmaid on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:54 am

I'm a bit puzzled over this as a newbie. I have a greyhound lock. It was sold to me for a lot of money as a retired item. Do I now understand correctly they are newly made? That sucks...
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:09 am

How does one tell the difference between an original Greyhound Lock and a re-issue? I would be happy to buy one of the newer versions but would want the price to reflect that.
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Post by Carla on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:14 am

I understand because I purchased an old one for almost 175 usd. But I love it so much I also bought a new one. I am waiting to see the diference for myself.
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Post by dutchmilkmaid on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:16 am

Well Brightonbelle, I don't know if mine is new, I certainly couldn't tell from the price! Hope someone on the can enlighten us.
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Post by dutchmilkmaid on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:16 am

@Carla wrote:I understand because I purchased an old one for almost 175 usd. But I love it so much I also bought a new one. I am waiting to see the diference for myself.
Ah, you will be able to tell us! Hope it arrives soon.
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Post by Carla on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:19 am

@dutchmilkmaid wrote:
@Carla wrote:I understand because I purchased an old one for almost 175 usd. But I love it so much I also bought a new one. I am waiting to see the difference for myself.
Ah, you will be able to tell us! Hope it arrives soon.

BeadGirl posted pictures of the new and old one on the first page of this thread. Pretty hard to tell the difference.
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:21 am

Naughty.

I am glad that I have not invested a lot of money in an undermined collectible.
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Post by dutchmilkmaid on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:24 am

@Carla wrote:
@dutchmilkmaid wrote:
@Carla wrote:I understand because I purchased an old one for almost 175 usd. But I love it so much I also bought a new one. I am waiting to see the difference for myself.
Ah, you will be able to tell us! Hope it arrives soon.

BeadGirl posted pictures of the new and old one on the first page of this thread. Pretty hard to tell the difference.
Yes I've seen them, I find it very hard to see more than normal differences. I just studied mine again, I'd say it's got some age to it. And it's very pretty!
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Post by Brightonbelle on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:35 am

They are lovely things but I would like to see a clear distinction made between new products sold outside the system and retired Trollbeads.
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Post by dutchmilkmaid on Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:36 pm

@Brightonbelle wrote:They are lovely things but I would like to see a clear distinction made between new products sold outside the system and retired Trollbeads.
I completely agree!
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Post by Amanda Mac (Dot) on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:08 am

I think there is a distinction with the stamps on the bicones - I guess that TBs didn't have the rights to some early designs and the designers are just re-issuing them?
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Post by merlesen on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:26 am

@Amanda Mac (Dot) wrote:I think there is a distinction with the stamps on the bicones - I guess that TBs didn't have the rights to some early designs and the designers are just re-issuing them?

Precisely.

I don't know what the stamp on the bicones look like now, but on the old ones the stamp is "GLAD" and "925"
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