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Offline Bernard C

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More souvenirs of the 1938 Empire Exhibition Glasgow
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2006, 01:47:53 PM »
Adam — You will find full discussion of your American lacy/opalescent plates in the link at the start of this topic.   I did not know that it came in different sizes.

The range that started this thread off is in flint, press-moulded with the design, and is illustrated in BGbtW.  These were made by an unidentified British glassworks.

I now have both known types of this range in stock, as I bought the TOWER OF EMPIRE version that is illustrated in Dodsworth at Woking on Sunday.

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2006, 02:01:55 PM »
I came across a catalogue of the 1938 exhibition, there is no mention of it being related to the 1888 one, more to do with the Wembley 1925 one. Although there is not a lot of text.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2006, 02:03:05 PM »
:D :? :D

The Oxfam shop where I worked had a 9-10" Glasgow 1938 Exhibition plate, in original box, which had gold paint on the back. The image was of a tower, but I don't know which one. We got £40 for it about 3 years ago. I never knew whether we got a fair price, an overinflated price, or whether we were done! I would be curious to find out...... Also, is the gold paint unusual?
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2006, 02:42:35 PM »
I missed that link Bernard - also the book reference.

Ah well - I must post some of my Scottish Exhibition tumblers, glasses, etc. in another thread some time - the older they are the more difficult it is to photograph the acid etched scenes.

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