Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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  1. sprout2

    sprout2 Senior member

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    The bunch was discontinued some time between May and June 2012. Interestingly, HFW started referring to bunches as "collections" at this time.
    Weight is 226g. The reference number is 75XX. I don't know what the XX should be but it is a number greater than 10.

    Edit: actually, it might be 7501
     
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  2. yasu10s

    yasu10s Well-Known Member

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    Im also up for the re-run of the riviera
     


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    We need someone who still has the old Hardy's Riviera book.
     


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    I see your Barbera for Lesser blue/green gun club and raise you the blue/red that just arrived today from @C&A.

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    I am.
     


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    I might be able to help. I will have to do some digging. It may be something like 7500 or 7501 from memory, not sure ... but I don't know if Mark's Liverano or Ethan's is actually Riviera. The cloth you're all thinking of, which does bear a striking similarity to the pictures, had more of a yellow hue and less oatmeal. I remember some people who ordered it didn't like it so much for that reason. No matter what, Riviera was a fantastic bunch. RIP.
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have the Riviera book and also have some stock in a few patterns. Mostly light colored cloths.
     


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    They were below 20gbp per meter at that time...
     


  10. AndrewRogers

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    Chris, Would you check to see what 7501 looks like? I'm sure this is what everyone is thinking of and remembering, but I do warn that it is not the cloth in the picture with Mark's Liverano.
     
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    This is my feeling, too. I have an image of 7501, which I believe is the candidate, but it is more beigey and oatmealy. The dominant colors are exactly the same as the Armoury (?) pic, though -- tan check, dark brown check, and light blue overcheck. For some reason theirs has a yellow cast, as you say.
     


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    I knew it wasnt. Its this one right?[​IMG]
     


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    Whoever made the cloth in that Liverano did a better job at colours than John G Hardy.

    Edit in reply to the post direct above, YES that is 7501. Tony, I sent you some of this in 2009. It looks much yellower in the flesh than the picture suggests and that, so far as I and many buyers were concerned, was its flaw.
     
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    sprout2 Senior member

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    Here's what I came up with. Obviously Despos has the definite answer. First pic is from HFW (which we know to be unreliable colorwise but still gives a good approximation)

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    sprout2 Senior member

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    This is some good detective work, soldiers. So basically a re-run would have to involve something like "Use this... [7501] but make the hue more like this... [Liverano cloth]"
     


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