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VTG Fandango Kaleidoscope, 2005 Signed Corki Weeks, Big MINT! Collector's Estate



VTG Fandango Kaleidoscope, 2005 Signed Corki Weeks, Big MINT! Collector's Estate

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Wow, this Corki Weeks 'scope' is amazing, and I have sold a lot of kaleidoscopes. I love them! Please forgive the photos, this item is so reflective! I bought this at an estate auction near San Francisco. I've purchased several, from the estate of a devotedcollector. He apparently had hundreds. Most still with their price tags, like this one! I think it is the Fandango model, purchased in 2004 or 2005, and the price then was $265. It's a big, solid kaleidoscope with some weight to it. Corki Weeks is famous for her precision and use of color. The fancy stuff is on the inside. The outside is verywell crafted, though. The case is black acrylic with neon circles and "Corki" spelled out inside one of them. Anodized aluminum surrounds the eyepiece and the object chamber. There is a tiny scrape to the aluminum on the lower ring, just so you know. You have to be looking for it. The metallic and glittery colors are dazzling, but the detail is what really gets you.At the bottom of this listing I added some personal info about Weeks from a great website-- which also has a video of one of a Fandango Kaleidoscope in action! Check it out! Thanks for looking, and I gladly combine items when I can. DIMENSIONS: Height: 9 1/4 inches high.Diameter at widest point: 3 1/4 inches. About Corki Weeks, from the terrific website, Kaleidoscopes To You:I have so many good things to say about Corki Weeks as a person and kaleidosocpe artist. There are many artists such as Judith Paul, Henry Bergeson, Ken and Dorrie Wilhoite, and many more that have been helped by Corki Weeks. Judith Paul and Corki Weeks are great friends indeed. I hear stories all the time of Corki giving advice on sources or parts to artists. Corki began her life in Kansas. The last 25 or so Years she has lived near Denver Colorado. He husband Ed is a well know hydrologist studding water movement thru rocks. Good Knowledge to have when deciding to store nuclear waste. I am not 100 % sure when Corki Weeks started making kaleidoscopes but i believe it was the late 1970s. She has won numerous awards for innovative mirror systems. She is so innovative in her mirror systems and masking her oil cells like in her Tango models.