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Monday, 26 August 2013

Giveaway Time.

I've decided to put this giveaway up for grabs now as I'm going to be extremely busy over the next couple of weeks .
This tiny little casket is made from ivory and horn and contains a genuine 17th Century button which was found by myself. The button has been cast in bronze and still has the pattern visible on the front,this may have been gilded in gold too.The tiny casket is 1'' wide by 1.5'' in height and just under 1'' in depth.
All you have to do to stand a chance of becoming the owner of this piece of work is

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Tell me why you would like to own it.



The piece is signed and dated by myself i will also supply the GPS co-ordinates of where i found the button so you can view it on google earth. The winning entry will be drawn and announced on Saturday 28th September.
Have a great week everyone :)     Tony.
 
 
 

81 comments:

  1. How can you ask why anyone would like to own it? It is a beautifully detailed piece of art and a gorgeous miniature. I would LOVE to have it in my collection. Besides... I love and collect old metal buttons. :-)
    Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful pieces Tony. XXX

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  2. Que maravilla de regalo!es una verdadera joya! seria mi primera miniatura de colección y me gustaria participar en tu sorteo!
    Pongo tu enlace en mi blog!
    Besos de las Malu´s.

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  3. What miniature collector wouldn't love to have this piece, or any of your pieces for that matter? This would certainly hold a place of honor in my Curley Cottage build and would be displayed in a prominent location. Good luck to all and thank you for giving us the change to be part of such an outstanding giveaway!

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  4. Why? Because it's beautiful, because I admire all your works, and it would be just Great to have one piece home. Because your work always inspire me and makes me want to be better in what I do.:)

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  5. What a wonderfully generous giveaway! I would love to own it because it ties my two passions together - miniatures and sewing clothing. I've even made some historic clothing reproductions in my time. :] Beautiful work as always!

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  6. My sincere compliments for this tiny little casket, Tony, and thank you for the chance to win one of your awesome artworks!
    You asked for the reason? Well, that's quite a story. I'll try to explain to you why, so do you have a minute ;)?
    During my holiday the past two weeks I've dug out a lost corner of my workroom my selfbuild Amsterdams canal house :D! I've built this house 12 years ago (see my latest blogpost) and I ever will build a room in that canal house for the lord of the house. This man travelled a lot in the past time and he will get an cabinet, which is called in Dutch a "rariteitenkabinet" (a so called curiosities cabinet in English, I think?). And I would be very honored to place this beautiful tiny little casket and its accessories into this cabinet. And if it doesn't fit in this cabinet I'll put it at least on a place of honor in this special room.
    Sorry, I took so much of your time for my explanation, but you asked for this ;)!!
    I'll put the link of your generous give away on my blog.
    Have a great week! Hugs, Ilona

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  7. I will never be able to afford such a piece, my dream is that one day I would be just so fortunate to have something like this for my own....I can dream xx

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  8. An awsome giveaway. The reason why I love it - I have a passion for caskets and boxes in all sizes and scales and this one in miniature is
    a real treasure to cherish. Please, count me in. Your link will be on my blog.
    Hugs, Drora

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  9. Tony, firstly it would be wonderful to own a piece of your exquisite work. The casket is amazing. It would take pride of place in my collection and, I am sure, in anyone's collection.
    Secondly, I love old 'finds' and it is so amazing a tiny button has survived all this time and still shows some of the pattern. It must have been an exciting find for you at the time.
    Finally, while I cannot contend with the age of the button the giveaway is drawn on a milestone birthday for me. I won't say which milestone, except to say it has a big 5 in it!
    I wish everyone the best of luck in this draw. I am sure we would all love to win. Thank you Tony for the opportunity.

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  10. me encantaría participar! subo el enlace a mi blog

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  11. I would love a chance to own such a gorgeous miniature. Why would I like...it is so unique!!! Gorgeous & Unique!!

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  12. I would love the chance to win your lovely treasure! Why? Because I don't have any antique miniatures...yet!

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  13. Wow! That's a real treasure! That's why I'd love to own it! First it's a great honour to have one of your masterpieces, second it's too beautiful and third it's a piece of high inspiration for me as an artist and miniaturist! The button is another story that makes me feel like indiana jones:) there is some mistery in this little old button that attracts. thank you for this opportunity, Tony!
    Anna

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  14. OM, thank you Tony for this wonderful chance.
    This piece is another master work and it's absolutely beautiful.
    It would be the perfect companion to the ivory sewing box which you made last year and which proudly stands in front of me any time I work on the pc.
    Yes, I love my box so much that I never placed it in a different place but in front of my eyes.
    Thank you again and again, Rosanna

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  15. I'm a bit of a bower bird, and since I was little I have collected little things that I thought would have some great and interesting story behind them. I'm sure that the story I created for each item is completely different to the actual reality of the item, but its a wonderful thing to dream. So around my house there is jars of marbles, boxes of buttons and tins filled with broken items. I plan in my miniature house to be the same. Every item I choose has a story or a memory associated with it. This button would be a perfect addition to my house. Please count me in. IndyPoppy

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  16. Wow! This is a very generous giveaway! I would love to win. I do love buttons, I only have "new once" compared to this one =) And I think the box is stunning! I could never make anything like this myself, and wont afford it either, so that's why I hope to win it! I'm very impressed by all your work and would be very proud to own this =)
    Hannah

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  17. I would love to win this because one of the inhabitants of my dollhouse is called The Muddler, who collects buttons and is an admirer of tiny treasures. This would the most valuable button of his collection. You are an amazing artist, it's beyond words.
    Greetings from Finland,
    Saara

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  18. Me encantaría tener suerte porque es una obra de arte. gracias, besos Ana (mucuy)
    acamarah.50@gmail.com

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  19. I would love to own such an exquisite work of art and will never be able to afford to buy anything so remarkable on my tiny pension. I would place it in Dumbledore's office as it seems the most approprite place for such a magical treasure!

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  20. Hi Tony, I have been a follower and a big fan of your work for several years. I admire your use of authentic, antique materials. I would love to have the box to go with either Lettice's room box or my English Crooked Cottage.

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  21. Hi Tony - Would love to add another of your pieces to my little collection - and thanks so much for the chance of winning this gorgeous piece. I say good luck to all those who enter!
    Cheers - Lidi

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  22. What an exquisite treasure please add my name to the list.

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  23. Thank you, Tony - that's an extremely generous giveaway!
    I follow your blog for a long time now (as you can see by the comments I've left) and I'd be thrilled to win one of your beautiful miniatures, because I love everything you make and I'm always smitten with your ideas and skills. So I wish me luck, but there'll be so many more admirers of your work, that my chances are only miniscule. But whoever will be the winner - I'm sure you make her/him happy as a lark.
    Warm regards
    Andrea

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  24. What a beautiful piece of work!! I would love the chance to own this. It's the perfect piece of inspiration for my next build.

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  25. I have been following your exquisitely beautiful work for quite a while... of course I would love to own a piece! Who would not? :-)

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  26. Hi tony,


    I would be honoured to win this piece. I am a huge fan of your work, your pieces are incredible and I know I could never make anything so precise as this. I would put it in pride of place in my wizards room.

    Natalie

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  27. I would love to be entered!

    The little witches who live in my Majokko Shop are fascinated with relics of the past. Next to their magnificent wand cabinet, the tiny casket with an ancient relic inside would be their most prized possession. Every night they could gather round, and try to conjure clues about its past. Perhaps they could summon the ghost of whoever wore that button in life, and ask him questions about the past.

    Ah yes, the girls would have quite a lot of fun with such a wonderful treasure.

    littlebearries@yahoo.com

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  28. Hello Tony!
    It is easy to say why I would want it: it is so wonderfully made!!! I would put it in my witches study (and hey: my witch would be happy too!), and would be proud to have something from you in my collection!
    Thanks for the great opportunity! (I am following under my hubby´s name)
    Hugs, Sandra

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  29. I would love to win the tiny casket! It will be a treasure in my dollhouse ;)
    Hugs,
    teruka

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  30. What a great giveaway. I cannot think of anyone who wouldn't want to own this. For me it is indeed a 'miniature treasure'.

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  31. Hi Tony! I love this piece, it would fit right into my "dark art room" where I make and display my miniature shadow box coffins!

    Janice
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/AhtheMacabre

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  32. Que maravilla!!! me encantaría participar en el sorteo, subo el enlace a mi blog.
    Saludos
    Marisa
    http://malugaysuminimundo.blogspot.com.es

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  33. That's easy, because it is so beautiful! A very intriguing piece and the genuine button gives me chills to think about, I love stuff like that.

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  34. Hi, Tony! How to have a little 'all said, you already own a wonderful little creature would be a great honor. I also find it in my Bethany Cottage the place it deserves such a relic. And I think that in the small paradise of Blanche and Christabel would be fine. As it is said in the novel Possession by AS Byatt, from which I am drawing inspiration for my dollhouse Pre-Raphaelite, Christabel has the hobby of sewing as well as poetry, and caskets and found objects is full of every page of the novel. It would be a fluke win such an extreme delight. Thank whatever happens!

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  35. How can we think of to pass up such a wonderful opportunity?? Her little gems are a feast for the eyes! How can we not want to own at least one??

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  36. Hello Tony,
    Another incredible piece. Your workmanship is just incredible! The finished detail is just wonderful. My reason for wanting it: I could not think of a more perfect work of art to be on display in the art gallery of Dewell Manor. It is the type of piece one would see on display in a great British Country House.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  37. Fabulous giveaway. I would like to win this masterpice and put it in my roombox. I love little caskets.
    I put the link on my blog.
    Bye, Faby

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  38. Pourquoi participer ?
    Parce que j'admire votre travail. L'idée d'un petit cercueil me plait beaucoup pour le mettre dans la hutte de mon sorcier , j'aime les antiquités et le 29 /09 c'est mon anniversaire alors cela serait un jolie cadeau .

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  39. This is a beautiful piece of art! Everybody would love to have it!
    It would be a miracle to win such a lovely miniature.
    Like your blog!!

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  40. Фантастика!!!!! Удивительная вещь!!!!! Буду очень рада поучаствовать в игре!!!! Заходите тоже в гости)) буду очень вам рада!!
    Hugs Ksandra

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  41. How fantastic work! You are very so generous! Please count me in. I put your link to my blog. Have a nice weekend. Kati

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  42. I just became an official follower but have read your blog for a long time. I adore small boxes and this one is amazing. I have stitched a casket In miniature and would love to compliment it with an ivory one.

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  43. Hola Tony
    Es una preciosa pieza.
    Me encantaria probar suerte.
    Subo el enlace a mi blog.
    besitos ascension

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  44. Hola Tony
    Es una preciosa pieza.
    Me encantaria probar suerte.
    Subo el enlace a mi blog.
    besitos ascension

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  45. Your work is as always so wonderfully detailed and well made! I would love to own someting so finely made as this but I can't aford to.

    My reasons as to why I would like to own it, sadly, aren't as deep as some of the other participants, but I really admire your work and really like this piece.

    Susu

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  46. I started following your blog after seeing your work on the Greenleaf forum. Your pieces are truly remarkable and inspiring and I love the clockmaker's shop.

    If I were to actually win this piece I'd be flabbergasted! And honored. I could see myself deciding to build a vignette specifically around it to showcase it.

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  47. This work is fantastic! I would like to win to put a precious and mysterious piece in my Victorian house!
    I hope to win it ..... ;)
    Thank you for this draw. I put the link on my blog.
    greetings

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  48. I would love to be included in your draw.
    Your work is extraordinary fine, and always with a story behind the materials that make it even more special. I love the story behind the miniature, and try to incorporate that in my dollhouse in many of the details (reindeermoss from my Norwegian holiday for miniature plants, a napkin from a special dinner for a miniature teatowel etc)
    This little gem of a casket would fit right in!

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  49. Hi Tony, as a new follower, all I can say is that 'a thing of beauty is a joy forever'! and I'd be Forever Joyful with this outstandingly beautiful piece, to grace my collection.

    elizabeth

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  50. Absolutely beautiful piece! (as ever, I am constantly in awe of your workmanship)
    If I won this I wouldn't keep it for myself, I'd give it to my mum whose love of miniatures passed onto me and got me into modelmaking. She's not really had much time for her doll's house recently with real life problems and such a beautiful piece would be ideal to get her back into it. :)

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  51. Tony, what an exquisite give away. I am so thankful I didn't miss this. I would love to have this for the elderly seamstress that is moving into my cottage when it is completed. I am sure she will treasure it!

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  52. I should add that it is a dollhouse cottage I mentioned..

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  53. Acabo de hacerme seguidora de tu blog y lo que no entiendo es como no te he encontrado antes.Me gustaría participar en tu sorteo porque me he quedado impresionada con todos tus tesoros. Todos tus trabajos son verdaderas obras de arte. Calidad, historia, estilo, precisión .....
    Gracias por esta oportunidad
    Isa
    http://lasminiaturasdeisa.blogspot.com.es/

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  54. Hola Toni, que maravilla de ataud!!! es impresionante cada obra que haces, me encantaria participar, el porque? pues porque yo no seria capaz de hacer algo tan maravilloso y bien hecho, porque desde siempre colecciono todo lo que cae en mis manos aunque no tenga valor, es una mania! jeje asi que poder te ner una pieza con valor, aparte del boton del siglo 17, creo que seria algo increible para poder lucir y enseñar en una vitrina especial, asi que cruzare los dedos a ver si hay suerte, lo pongo en mi blog, un beso.

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  55. Hi Tony, this is a beautiful giveaway. I would like to participate, please count me in. Hugs, Melli

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  56. Me encantará participar en tu sorteo pues es una obra fantástica, es como un tesoro, una miniatura de exposición.
    Un saludo:-)

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  57. Me encantará participar en tu sorteo pues es una obra fantástica, es como un tesoro, una miniatura de exposición.
    Un saludo:-)

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  58. "Como manzanas de oro en entalladuras de plata, así es una palabra hablada al tiempo apropiado" pero soy incapaz de encontrar una palabra apropiada para describir algo tan precioso, solo se que me encantaría tenerlo, saludos.

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  59. Otro maravilloso trabajo como los que sueles realizar. Me apunto al sorteo Tony, me gustaría ser la afortunada, así que rezo para ello.
    Lo anuncio en mi blog y te doy las gracias por tu generosidad. Un beso y feliz fin de semana!!

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  60. Hi Tony! Please enter me for your incredibly generous giveaway. I would love to own such a beautifully crafted piece, and the addition of the antique button makes it even more precious. The attention to detail in your work is just astounding, and every piece you've made is so, so gorgeous!

    Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  61. es un honor poder participar en su sorteo, con tan magnificas piezas.
    y sobre su pregunta yo responderé con otra ¿hay alguien tan loco que no le gustaría poseer unas maravillas como esas? una por su antigüedad y la otra por ser uno de sus maravillosos trabajos.
    Saludos .
    Loly

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  62. I'd love to be included in the draw! and why? because everything you make is a work of art. If I were so lucky, it would have pride of place in the library of my Georgian house!

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  63. Quisiera participar en el sorteo, el trabajo es asombroso, y desprende la magia de lo antigüo ¿quién llevaria el boton?, ¿cómo vivió?, mil preguntas me surgen solo con mirarlo.
    Saludos SU.

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  64. Hola me gustaría participar en tu sorteo, por que lo que pones es maravilloso, impresionante y me encanta y como nunca tengo suerte y no me toca nada espero con mucha ilusión que me toque unas de tus obras de arte. saludos

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  65. Que maravilla!!! me encantaría participar. Lo anuncio en mi blog.

    Gracias y saludos.

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  66. Ciao Tony, sono contenta innanzitutto di aver scoperto il tuo blog.Il tuo lavoro mi incanta ed il motivo per il quale vorrei avere il cofanetto è perché adoro gli oggetti antichi e renderebbe molto prezioso il mio salotto.
    Un caro saluto, Manu
    http://miniaturemanulab.blogspot.it/

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  67. Es una gran obra de arte digna de ponerla en el Palacio que estamos haciendo mi marido y yo.

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  68. It is a great present. Your minis are so realistic and really original ideas. Congrats for your work. Please, count me in your giveaway.

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  69. Fantastico......fantastico......fantastico!!!
    Partecipo con piacere....è bellissimo!
    Grazie...baci
    Patty

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  70. Je viens de découvrir votre blog grâce à Catherine/Mooghiscath, et je suis ébahie devant cette petite merveille, votre talent n'a d'égal qu'à vous. Pourquoi participer? ce superbe petit cercueil me permettrait peut-être de faire le deuil de ma petite maman chérie qui est décédée il y a tout juste une semaine.
    Merci
    Amitiés
    Sylvie

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  71. Felicidades!!!
    Has hecho una gran pequeña obra de arte.
    ¿Por qué me gustaría tenerla?
    Porque me gustan las cosas bellas
    Enhorabuen
    Un abrazo
    Marisa

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  72. I would love to have anything made by you, since I am a big fan of your blog and your work. I guess I could spend hours only looking at it, just like I could spend hours in this website! Congratulations for your beautiful pieces and thank you for your generosity!

    M.

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  73. Su minis son ideas tan muy originales, y preciosas.Felicidades por tu trabajo. Por favor, me encantaría participar en su sorteo. gracias
    Mary Carmen

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  74. The truth is that it would be an honor to own that little treasure is wonderful, caring those hands, which are worth much. regards

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  75. Hello Tony,
    Would you please be so kind to include me in your giveaway too?
    My reason for wanting to win is very simple: I'm a sucker for miniatures that are made with an eye for detail, have a good construction and/or are made of special materials. And I do not only just luvvv this little casket, I am excited about that button inside, too :)
    Have a nice day,
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  76. Hello Tony,
    Would you please be so kind to include me in your giveaway too?
    My reason for wanting to win is very simple: I'm a sucker for miniatures that are made with an eye for detail, have a good construction and/or are made of special materials. And I do not only just luvvv this little casket, I am excited about that button inside, too :)
    Have a nice day,
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  77. I'd actually like to win this for someone else - my mom. She collects an eclectic variety of English antiques, has just begun to get into miniatures, and would love this little casket.

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  78. Hello Tony, love your work and eye for detail. I would like to own the beautiful piece you made as a reminder to keep pushing my boundaries so one day I will be a kickass miniaturist like you.
    gr. AM

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  79. Another jewel in the world of the miniatures. I would like to own this new beautiful piece and I would love to be included in your draw.. Please count me in your giveaway. Betty

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  80. It's a very beautiful piece, I would build a fireplace and put this perfect piece to decorate, Please, count me
    Mininubes de Angeles

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  81. Hi Tony,

    Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway - the hardest part is explaining why I would like to win in a short comment, though I will try! Apart from the meticulous detail and workmanship that has gone into it, and wanting to own and appreciate one of your works, the fact that it contains an antique button is such an amazing thing... the idea that someone's hands hundreds of years ago used it and the journey it has taken to end up nestled in our work is something that I appreciate greatly.

    Good luck to everyone who enters!

    Jonquil

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