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Offline LinzH

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Mystery Set 99
« on: March 09, 2019, 02:11:50 PM »
Sorry if I'm rehashing something that's already been covered, I did search before posting but didn't get any results back.

Mystery set 99 looks remarkably like Sowerby's pattern 2455 to me (list 39).  The shapes of the pieces seem very much like Junior too, even down to the pattern around the edge of the pin dish.

Have attached a picture of the #2455 bowl in blue I used to own, which seems to match the colour of, and the pattern in the centre of, the blue pin dish.

Have also attached a picture of my Junior trinket pot and pin tray, just for ease of comparison really!

Not definitive proof I know, but it seemed plausible to me.
Lindsey

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Re: Mystery Set 99
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 11:52:13 PM »
Hi Lindsey,  I have a suspicion that you're right but I can't prove it yet as the trinket set pieces aren't shown clearly enough in any of the catalogues I've seen so far.  There are three known sets that we don't have images of as they had either been snipped out of the catalogue or the printing was too poor to make out the design...  sooooo, the clear pieces could be any of them (Maid, Cadet or 2707). Cadet is described as a tray with a star centre, so my hunch is that could be it, but I don't have proof as yet, however, the catalogue here seems to me to say that Cadet is the same as Junior but with a different tray, but then we have another topic about some of these pieces  which implies a different tray... so my head hurts!  :o  ;D
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Re: Mystery Set 99
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 07:59:31 AM »
Hi Anne,

That's pretty much how I was feeling over the whole Cadet/Junior/2501 things yesterday.  Especially with the List 39 2501 image, appearing to show the pots in the junior format.

The star pattern #2455 was listed as a "new attraction" in the 1954 catalogue, only available in rosalin  (it's on the same page they introduce the 2638 trinket set.) and listed in other colours; flint, green, amber, blue and pink, in List 39.

There are at least two other sets, 2652 and 2634, but unfortunately no pictures.  I've attached an image from the June 1949 Pottery Gazette detailing the Sowerby stand at the BIF.  However, the photograph of the stand shows the butterfly set.

I'm never too sure how the copyright thing works for snippets & adverts from old magazines, so if it needs removing I understand.  It is an image taken from my magazine though.  I also have a 1949 Sowerby advert showing the 2487 set, if you'd like a copy.
Lindsey

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