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Offline Anne E.B.

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« on: November 11, 2006, 05:14:20 PM »
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc049.jpg
I suppose it was inevitable that I'd come across one of these sooner or later :roll:  Presumably this is a more recent one - with a bar code on the box?  9¾" diam.  The transfer print is actually gold not black.  When I tried photographing it from an angle so that it would catch the light and show the gold, I thought I'd got double vision :shock:  but will see if I can do a better pic. if necessary when the light is good.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc-3.jpg
4½" square "Bullfinch" plate.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 06:28:05 PM »
The Cornish plate is certainly post-1981 as it's Fiesta Glass. Difficult to give an exact date when very little records exist, but there were hundreds of different customers all requiring their own customisation and relying on people's memories is extremely dubious! :wink:

I'd like to add the Bullfinch photo to 'the archives', if I may. With thanks :P
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 10:02:07 PM »
No need to ask David.  If you want the Bullfinch against a white background just let me know. :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 10:06:11 PM »
Thanks Anne. Only eight in this series: one down, seven to find :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 12:24:55 AM »
David, I have the nuthatch from this series... I thought I'd sent you this already, sorry ... http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-957


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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 12:26:29 AM »
Anne, It's interesting to see the box design on the Cornwall plate too... I've not seen that pattern box before. My only Fiesta box is a boring brown one!


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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 11:56:53 AM »
Hi Anne 8)   Souvenir plates ready gift-wrapped I suppose :lol: .  The Grantleigh 2-tier comport featured earlier, has some attempt at decoration on the box, but not very exciting.  This souvenir plate, with its bar code on the box might date from the 1970s when bar codes were first introduced.  I just wonder if this is the sort of thing that might have been found on sale in Woolworths?  I've checked their online museum though,  without success.

David - a couple more views of the Bullfinch which might be clearer.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc068.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/misc066.jpg
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 03:30:51 PM »
Anne, thanks for the extra photos. For the seriesware dishes I only need to show the pattern, so that's great.

The box has to be post-1981, when Fiesta Glass took over Fiestaware production. I suspect it could be later judging from the design, but have no evidence for this - just a feeling. Being a smaller company (about 30 employed), Fiesta Glass might not have introduced barcodes until much later (1990s?) but nowadays they are almost mandatory.
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Re: Fiesta Glass Souvenir Plate & Bullfinch plate
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 08:09:48 PM »
Today I saw two round plates with baby blue backgrounds and a nuthatch on one and kingfisher on the other, in black only (almost like pencil drawings - it looked like Chance/Fiesta and I assumed they were part of the bird seriesware - but now I have looked at this thread I can see they are not.

Problem?  I didn't buy them!!! so I cant post a photo!!
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Re: Fiesta Glass Souvenir Plate & Bullfinch plate
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 08:57:58 PM »
Hil, it doesn't sound like Chance - coloured backgrounds were not their forté and most of their animal/bird pictorial dishes were full colour transfers. Could be Houze, Webb, Spiegelunion, Flamingo... :-\
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