Tag Archives: Mid Century

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.

 

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Salad Bowl & Plates, Beechwood, made in Thailand

21 Feb

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Salad set consisting of large salad bowl, 4 salad plates and set of servers.  Still has the original stickers on the bottoms of the pieces saying made in Thailand.  Most likely made of Beechwood.  In very good condition with little signs of wear.

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.

Set is priced at $35.

Anchor Hocking Soreno Nesting Honey Gold Amber Ashtrays

4 Jan

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Nesting ashtrays, made by Anchor Hocking in the 1960’s.  Pattern is called Soreno. The company made them in avocado green, teal blue, pink, crystal and irridescent and this colour which is called ‘Honey Gold’.  I think everyone had an ashtray like this in their homes in that era.  They were plentiful to find a few years ago but not so much now.

If you would like to see this item and 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 nesting ashtrays are priced at $ 30 for the set.

Grindley England Peach Petal Teapot, Staffordshire

14 Jun

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Large Peach Petal Teapot by Grindley Co. England. This particular item was produced sometime after 1954.  It is in good overall condition with no chips or cracks.  Some wear and darkened crazing lines on the inside.

Available for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 28.

Please note the teapot is now SOLD!!!

Some history of the company according to Wikipedia:

W H Grindley was an English pottery company that made earthenware and ironstone tableware, including flow blue. The company was founded in 1880 by William Harry Grindley (b. 1859) of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

The company was founded at the Newfield Pottery by Grindley and Alfred Meakin (connected to J. & G. Meakin company), but the partnership ended in 1884 and Grindley continued alone. It moved to the Woodland Pottery in 1891. William Harry Grindley died in 1926.

W H Grindley was taken over by Alfred Clough in 1960, and became known as Grindley of Stoke in 1978. The company bought Ceramix in 1980, and was itself bought by Federated Potteries in 1982 before being bought back by W H Grindley in 1988. The company went into receivership in 1991 and was taken over by Woodlands Pottery. Pattern books and records from 1880-1930 are in the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.

 

 

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.

 

 

Park Sherman Revolving Liquor Dispenser Caddy

11 May

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Mid Century liquor dispenser caddy with 6 shot glasses.  The pump works fine, has a swirled red and white bakelite push knob on the dispenser.  The chrome tray which holds the glasses sits over the neck of the decanter and rotates.  This originally sat on a chrome undertray with 3 glass inserts for party snacks.

I have seen this item attributed to the Park Sherman Co. of Springfield Illinois US, ca 1940’s and 50’s.   The company made several different styles of decanters and pump action dispensers.

Park Sherman was an important Springfield company for several decades ending with the sale of the company to a New Jersey firm in 1960. Sherman operated from the 1930’s through to the 60’s.  Best known for their mass-produced smoking accessories, particularly lighters, as well as a multitude of office, novelty, and other items.

This item will be for sale in my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Ottawa ON on Oct 25th and 26th 2014.

Priced at $45

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Vintage 1940’s Art Deco McCoy Vase, Turquoise colour

18 Mar

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This Art Deco styled vase stands about 6″ tall and is in excellent condition.  Dates to the late 1940’s.  Manufactured by McCoy in the USA.  This vase has a very nice light turquoise colour .   McCoy pottery is no longer being made.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON, Canada.

Priced at $20.00

Please note this item is now SOLD!!