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Susie Cooper Kestrel Shape Crescent Moon Dishes 1930’s

15 Feb
Absolutely beautiful Susie Cooper Dishes

This is a beautiful partial set of dishes designed by Susie Cooper in the Kestrel Shape. The pattern is called Crescent Moon. Colour is Mahogany. There is a definite Art Deco look to the handles and lids.

Susie Cooper was an English ceramic designer. She first worked for A. E. Gray & Company who soon discovered she was a talented designer and painter. In October 1929 she established her own business, Susie Cooper Pottery, in the same building as George Street Pottery in Tunstall England but that place closed down after only 3 weeks and she had to relocate to Chelsea Works in Burslem. Later she moved to Crown Works in 1931 adjacent to Wood & Sons who provided her company with the white ware that she used for her designs.

She was born in 1902 and died in 1995. She retired at the age of 80 and I believe she worked as a freelance designer well into her eighties. Susie Cooper designs are still highly sought after and collected to this day. Prices are usually higher for the ones that are more unusual in design and colour.

The Kestrel shape was launched in 1932, so this is a very early design.

The set shows some signs of crazing on a few pieces which have darkened slightly with age. Most are in very good condition with no apparent crazing.

As this is not a complete set, each piece will be sold separately and will be available at my booth at the The Almonte Antiques & Collectibles Market in Almonte ON. Open 10 to 5 Monday to Friday, free parking at the rear of the building and on the street.

Pfaltzgraff Nature Wood Dishes

29 Oct

As I mentioned in a previous blog on Pfaltzgraff dishes, currently there are no bricks and mortar stores selling these dishes since 2009, it’s all done online.

Great pieces to add to your set of Naturewood or just start a collection of these pretty dishes. All are currently available for sale.

Priced individually, there is a serving bowl – $20, a watering can style pitcher $20, salt and pepper $15, cream and sugar $20 and small pitcher $12.

I also have 4 cups and saucers available in this pattern. shown in 2nd photo with some Spring Blossom Pyrex bowls, and a Woodland Pyrex bowl, and chrome canister set. These items have already sold, the photo is just to show you the Naturewood cups and saucers which remain available in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

Poole Pottery Twin Tone Dishes

16 Jul


Poole Pottery

The above are two covered vegetable serving dishes and 4 handled soup bowls or cream soups as some call them.

Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 on Poole Quay in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England until 1999 when it moved to Sopers Lane.   In 2011 Denby Pottery bought Poole Pottery.  As far as I can tell by my research, the company still manufactures pottery but in a smaller capacity and it is still producing good quality pottery.

Anyone who knows Poole will be able to spot a piece right away and the glazes are beautiful and silky soft to the touch.

Twintone (two coloured tableware) was produced from the 1930s, but production stopped during World War Two.  When they started up again in the late 1940s, they named it Twintone and had about 5 different colour combinations.  In 1950 they dropped some of the old colours and introduced new ones like the one in the photo which is called Red Indian and Magnolia and this combination lasted until 1956.  The colour red is much more glossy than other Twintone colours.  I am aware that the colour name is offensive and I only mention it as you will need to know the correct name for researching this particular combo.

They will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique & Collectibles Market in the near future.  In the meantime I will hold on to them as they are just so beautiful to look at.

NB: These dishes are no longer available.

Pfaltzgraff Naturewood Dishes

17 Jun


Pfaltzgraff glazed earthenware dishes are still popular today although they are not sold in brick and mortar stores anymore, they are only sold online since 2009.  Some of their older pattern like Yorktowne Blue are still quite sought after.  Pfaltzgraff was sold in high end department stores like Macy’s and G. Fox.

This particular pattern is called Naturewood and is quite pretty.  These three plates are available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, just 20 minutes west of the city of Ottawa. Open 7 days a week from 10 to 5pm.

The cream and sugar dishes are made by McIntosh and the pattern is called White Rose.  Also available at my booth currently.

Update: Please note the Pfaltzgraff plates are now SOLD!!

Hycroft Calico Dishes, Medicine Hat Pottery, Alberta Canada

24 Nov

hycroft dishes

Beautiful plaid patterned dished by Hycroft, out of Medicine Hat Potteries in Alberta.  The pattern is called Calico.  The dishes came in the above colours as well as in yellow.  I would date the dishes to the latter half of the 1950’s or early 60’s.  It was only after 1955 that the name Hycroft was used on the dishes by Medicine Hat Pottery.

The dishes are individually priced. If you have any questions or wish to purchase any of them, please contact me at  I have other pieces available as well.

In the photo there are five cups and saucers, three side plates, creamer and covered sugar.

Cup and saucer $10 each set

Side plate $5 each

Creamer $15

Covered Sugar $20

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!




Winfield Ware Bird of Paradise Mid Century Dishes in Yellow

11 Mar


These dishes are a truly rare find.  Pictured here are some of the ones I found recently, mostly in this beautiful shade of yellow.  The backstamps on the undersides indicate they were made of porcelain, in the US, by Winfield China.  I would date these to the late 40’s or early 50’s.   The pattern on the floral ones is called Bird of Paradise. I have not been able to determine the pattern name of the plain yellow dishes.  There are about a dozen small dessert sized bowls, 8 individual ashtrays, 9 small side plates, 2 rectangular serving dishes, 2 sets of shakers, 2 creamers, 1  covered sugar, 1 gravy boat, 1 large casserole, 1 smaller casserole (not pictured), 1 divided serving bowl, 6 cups and saucers and 1 large platter.  The smaller casserole dish has a chip on the inside rim which is hidden by the lid.  Two of the side plates have hairline cracks.  All the other dishes appear to be in excellent condition, showing little wear.

I am still researching these dishes for values and will list the prices at a later date.  Once I have them priced, they will be available at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market. If you are interested in any of these pieces, please contact me for further information. I am willing to sell individual pieces as this is not a complete set and there are no dinner plates.

To see more mid century dishes, please visit my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.  Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm, all year long.

Please note: Most of these dishes are now SOLD!!!  Only a few pieces left.




J & G Meakin Avondale Royal Staffordshire Dishes

26 Jan




These dishes were manufactured by J. & G. Meakin Co., Royal Staffordshire England, ca. 1960’s or early 70’s.  The pattern is called Avondale.  I have 8 complete place settings which includes dinner plates, side plates, cereal bowls, cups and saucers. Also included are a platter, vegetable serving bowl and cream and sugar.  All dishes are in excellent condition with very little sign of wear to the surfaces. Several mugs are slightly lighter in colour.  They may have been used a bit more compared to the rest of the set.  Overall wonderful vintage condition.

This set is currently available at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm, all year round. There are over 50 vendors in the Market which is a 2 storey brick heritage building on the main street of Almonte.

The set is priced at $275.00

These dishes are now SOLD!!!

Serious inquiries can be sent to my email address

Wood & Sons Woods Ware, England, Clovelly Pattern

4 Jan

woods ware casserole and platter

woods ware backstamp

Covered casserole and Platter by Wood and Sons of England.  Pattern is Clovelly.  Dates to the late 50’s or early 60’s. Both pieces are in nice vintage condition, no nicks or damages that I could see.

If you would like to see this item and many other vintage dishes from the mid 20th century, please visit my booth Fab Finds at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.

Open 7 days a week, all year long, from 10am to 5pm. Over 50 vendors housed in a beautiful 2 storey heritage building.

This casserole is priced at $ 20 and the platter is $15.

Please note these items are now SOLD!!

Taylor Smith & Taylor Ever Yours Line, Covered Casserole, Leaves 1960’s

4 Jan

TST casseroleTST casserole 3

This uniquely shaped covered casserole dish was manufactured by TS&T, which stands for Taylor, Smith and Taylor, in the USA.  Dates from 1959 to 1965 when it was discontinued.  This is from their ‘Ever Yours’ Line of dishes. This casserole is in very nice vintage condition, with no nicks or visible wear to the surfaces.  The pattern may be called Random Leaves or Brown Leaves. The inside colour is a dark pumpkin shade.

If you would like to see this item and many other vintage dishes from the mid 20th century, please visit my booth Fab Finds at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON.

Open 7 days a week, all year long, from 10am to 5pm. Over 50 vendors housed in a beautiful 2 storey heritage building.

This casserole is priced at $ 25

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

T.G. Green Flamex Ware England 1930’s

4 Jan


TG Green flameware 2

TG Green flameware

These are rare pieces of T.G. Green & Co. Flamex Ware.  Very difficult to find. This is the culmination of over 10 years of collecting so you can see that they are not in abundance.  The backstamp dates from the 1930’s. There are 2 different styles of custard cups, 1 small bowl and 2 small dessert bowls  These pieces are not for sale at the moment.  I would have a hard time parting with them just yet.

If you are interested in vintage dishes and kitchenalia from the mid 20th century,  drop in to see my booth
Fab Finds at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  It is open 7 days a week, 10 to 5,  all year long.  There are over 50 vendors with a huge variety of items housed in a 2 storey heritage building.

Free parking at the rear of the building.