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Levity
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I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a set of the Bosco cups made by Harries in Sweden. I've checked them out at the Museum and I really like the traditional styling (I'm leaning towards taller traditional cups now). Does anyone here use these? Any recommendations? How's the weight on the copper models and the aluminium models?

Any info greatly appreciated.

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Geoffrey,

I do have Harries' Bosco in copper. I do use it depending on my theme. Price wise, it may very well be the cheapest of its kind. These are high quality cups and they do not tarnish. I have handled the aluminum models and they are certainly lighter than the copper models. A very ellegant set in my opinion.
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Thanks, Rannie. I've got a set of SBL tall traditionals coming (Jake spun them last week), and I'm thinking that the Boscos, being that much taller than the SBLs, might give me some good variety...

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First off you will LOVE the RNT Traditionals. They are my favorites in my whole collection. That said, the Harries Bosco cups are also great although much lighter. They will offer variation on load sizes and close up/stage work. If you want your Bosco cups to tarnish you need to remove the lacquer on them. Try and use something nice and safe like Citristrip.

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I also have a set of Bosco cups. They are very nice cups for the price.
I however did not like the varnish or coating that is standard on these cups, I think it makes them look cheap.
I removed the coating, thus allowing them to patina very nicely.
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

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Thanks, Todd & Professorwhut; that's great advice re the Bosco lacquer coating. Will definitely remove it when I get the cups. Much appreciated advice, guys.

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I'm looking forward to getting my sets of RNT II Traditionals. I may not be able to keep them but I can at least admire them for little while. Smile

I've looked at the Bosco Cups but never got around to purchasing them. They look like a great set of cups and you certainly can't beat the price.

Jeff
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Hey, Jeff, me too; I'm having dreams about the RNTII Traditionals!

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The RNT2 traditionals in antique bronze are on my wish list. I think the traditionals from RNT2 are as good as any traditional cup out there and the antiqued bronze look is just stunning IMO.
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I use Boscos pretty much exclusively as I do cups mainly at Renaissance and Mediaeval festivals. I like them better than the RNT2 Traditionals as they are larger and, at least for me, have more period feel to them.
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I bought some Bosco style cups from Tim Star - a combo set and I must say the Mendoza move is difficult with this style cup..........
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I have the Harries cups and like them a lot. They are lighter than I would have liked but if I'm not mistaken they will hold a baseball. My first set of cups was a set of P&L chrome cups I got from Al Flosso when Lyndon Johnson was president. I like the tapered cups best but the P&L was limited as to size of final load. I wouldn't beat the Harries with a wand very hard and I would try not to drop them. With that said I think they are very elegant and if you put the final loads on top of the cups it's hard to believe they would fit in them.

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Thanks, Payne, Robert & Noel...this is all really helpful.

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G,
I also use a Bosco set...love them! They replaced the set in my avatar (which was a Bazar set of coppers) and have tarnished beautifully! Highly recommended.

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Thanks, Rick...the Boscos are getting a great response here.

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I got one set of my RNT II Traditional Cups this week. I must say they are a thing of beauty.
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I have a mint condition set of Harries Bosco cups I'd be willing to sell.

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 1:08pm

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Where are you located, Mr. Pangborn (?) Need to figure out shipping. It may be, if you are in Sydney, Australia, it would be cheaper to get them from Sweden?
If USA based, I'd want $100 total including priority mail shipping.
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That's a good price. Bosco cups are a tad light but serviceable all the same. I like them.

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Hi Pete,

I am in Sydney, and thanks for the offer. That's very kind of you, and I'd like to accept. I've just done a currency check against the Euro and, even with the cost of postage, your price is great. Many thanks; much appreciated. Will you let me know total cost and how to send you the money--Paypal, Money Order, whatever you prefer.

Best,

Geoffrey Smile

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 7:37pm

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Pete,

I also sent you a PM. Thanks very much!

G

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On 2008-08-08 12:56, phillipsje wrote:
I got one set of my RNT II Traditional Cups this week. I must say they are a thing of beauty.


Looking forward to getting mine too, Jeff! Smile

G
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Where is the best place to buy the Bosco's here in the states as I was considering a set as well? Any help would be appreciated.
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