Tag Archives: 1950’s

Phaltzgraff Country-Time Serving Bowl by Ben Siebel Design 1952

31 Aug

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Pretty hard to find these pieces by Phaltzgraff.  The pattern is called Country Time and it was designed by Ben Siebel for Phaltzgraff in 1952.  This one is quite large  and would hold a good sized salad.  The pattern on the sides looks like a stylized flower or vegetable.  The colour is Saffron and it is speckled with a darker colour.  Very mid century modern looking dish. The pattern on the inside appears faded but the glaze is still shiny so I am not sure if the pattern was supposed to be  a light contrast or not. The pattern on other pieces I have seen on ebay appear to be darker.  Could just be from a different lot or could be from use although the inside of the bowl does not appear to be scratched nor showing signs of wear.

Second photo shows size comparison to other items.

Available for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.  Open daily, 10am to 5pm, year round, only closed on Christmas day.  Plenty of free parking behind the store.  Nice old heritage building with 5000 square feet which houses 55 vendors currently.

Priced at $45.00

 

 

Medicine Hat Potteries, Childs Tea Set ca 1930’s to 50’s

21 Feb

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This set is probably between 60 and 77 years old .  It’s hard to pinpoint a date from the backstamp (of an Indian crouched under a large sombrero) because the company used the same one for its  lifetime.  The company was in operation from 1938 to 1955 after which it was sold to Marwell Construction of Vancouver who manufactured and marketed products under the name of Hycroft.

The teapot and creamer are in perfect condition but the sugar bowl has a hairline crack in it.  The crack is small and hard to find at first glance.  All three pieces have the Medicine Hat Potteries backstamp.

To see this and many other mid century kitchen items, please visit me at my booth 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. Plenty of free parking at rear of the building. Over 50 vendors in a heritage 2 storey brick building selling a wide range of antiques and collectibles.

I will also have a booth at the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market being held on March 21st and 22nd 2015, at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Building.

This set is priced at $75 due to its rarity.

 

Wood & Sons Woods Ware, England, Clovelly Pattern

4 Jan

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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

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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!!!

Card Suit Schwartz Mustard Glasses, ca 1950’s and 60’s

8 Oct

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You can read more about the company that manufactured these iconic glasses at this web site; http://www.thelostcod.com/collections/schwartz-coffee-spices, where I found some interesting information:

IN THE 1950’S SCHWARTZ BEGAN SELLING PREPARED MUSTARD AND PEANUT BUTTER IN REUSABLE GLASSES EMBLAZONED WITH PLAYING CARD SUITS – ACES, HEARTS, CLUBS & SPADES.  MANY KIDS GREW UP WITH THESE AS THE ONLY DRINKING GLASSES IN THEIR HOUSE, BUT TODAY THEY ARE COLLECTOR’S ITEMS.

I certainly remember having these glasses growing up.  Almost everyone played cards during that era, which is why these were so popular.  These are the taller version of the glasses.

They are now much harder to find in good condition. Many people put them in the dishwasher which dulls  the painted design.  All vintage glasses should be handwashed to keep the finishes nice and shiny.

They are priced individually at $ 5 each.

Available at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Open 7 days a week, 10 to 5 all year round.

Please note: These glasses are now SOLD!!!

Vintage Red Vinyl Mid Century Chrome Step Stool

15 May

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We just finished reupholstering and cleaning this mid century chrome step stool.  We used a tough red marine vinyl for the seat and back and put new rubber treads on the freshly painted silver steps. We cleaned and polished the chrome so now it looks great and ready to go to my booth in Almonte, at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Nice and sturdy, great for the kitchen.

Priced at $65.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vintage Plastic Egg Cups, Rosti, Egg-Cessory, Mid Century

15 May

 

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There are quite a few different styles, shapes and sizes of plastic egg cups out there to collect.  Many of the plastic egg cups do not have a maker’s mark on them but some are quite recognizable by their shape.
The dark blue and white ones are Rosti from Denmark, the tall stack of primary coloured ones are Egg-Cessory,  and the others in the photos are unmarked.

I purchased the Egg-Cessory egg cups from a kind friend who agreed to part with them.  They were just so cute, I had to have them!!

They remind me of flying saucers which would fit right in with the atomic era styles of the mid century.

Priced at between $2 and $4 apiece.  They are at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, Almonte ON.