Tag Archives: antiques and collectibles

Collections – Summary

Created by Julie Goucher, Jan 2015 using Wordle Last week I shared a few posts about collections. Those posts had actually been written with a specific organisation in mind, and I broke those posts down and shared them here. I … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Pearlware Jug – Mary Clark 1802

Earlier in the week I spoke of a visit to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. You can read my post HERE & see some photographs of the various plaques at Grave Encounters. One of the images that I did … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Iodised Throat Tablets

I must have owned this tin about 20 years. Purchasing such old pharmacy items was a way of combining my love of history and antiques with the day job! This tin dates from the 1920s and reads “for the VOICE, … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The Spectator 1712 – 1713

This lovely book is 300 years old. Isn’t that fabulous. Not in the very best of conditions, but that is OK with me! At some point over the last 300 years it has experienced damp and obviously endured some water … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The Agricultural Notebook by Primrose McConnell BSc

What a great little book this is. Essentially an early 20th Century farming and agricultural labouring encylopedia.  The first edition was published in 1883, towards the end of the Victorian era, although this 9th Edition was published in 1919. This … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Horton Parish Mug – Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887

Horton Parish Mug This mug would have been presented to members of the Parish. It bears the following details of Officers of the Parish Parish Councillors;  John Munro – Chairman, William Harrison – Vice Chair, John Challenor Ralph Heath Henry Clews Thomas Meyer Simister William Critchlow, James Holdcroft, Sampson Warrington. Treasurer – James Swindells. … Continue reading

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Orlando Cherry Brandy

The story behind these little pots is quite interesting. I inherited a plate from my Grandmother with a very similar patten on it. The design was by the artist, Wattau. So, in my search to see if there were any … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Tuesday – Royal Commemoratives

There is not a lot I can tell you about this commemorative. It was produced for the reign of King George V and Queen Mary 1910 – 1935. There are no marking on the bottom. The only patten there is, … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Tuesday – Royal Commemoratives 1935

 This mug was made by Wagstaff and Brunt in Staffordshire to commemorate the Silver Jubilee in 1935. A lovely solid, with no damage and a lovely silver detail to the top rim of the cup. The is, as you would … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Tuesday – Royal Commemoratives 1897

This is one of my favourites. Made by Foley for the 60th Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The number displayed in the last photo, represents the year it was made which confirms 1897. I am not sure what the pink swirl … Continue reading

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