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Post  collectiques on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:09 am

Look what I found today on my travels ....Very Happy



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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:11 am

collectiques wrote:Look what I found today on my travels ....Very Happy



Oh! Is it marked?

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Post  collectiques on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:15 am

yep... is this the right mark and clay - brownie cream stuff?


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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:19 am

Yep that looks exactly right, well done. Ok so we should do a trade !

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Post  collectiques on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:32 am

I'm trying to find the thread that has a photo of one of yours in it... because I saw it and thought...that looks like Tim's pin dish...naww it can't be....

so if you hadn't have raved about blimmen pin dishes so much I'd probably have missed it... Razz

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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:35 am

A pin dish is not the sort of thing one wants to miss. Wish I could find some sometime

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Post  collectiques on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:00 am

I wonder how many he made...? was it like a series?

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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:11 am

I think it must have been in the hundreds, not sure how many designs there are. The new book has a page of them.

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Post  Titian on Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:26 am

Hi Tim and Jo
Another couple of Castle pin dish designs. Are they from the 1950s? Both are marked, one with a small LC and the other with the large LC like yours Jo.



Tim, What designs do you have?

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Post  TimCaulton on Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:08 am

Wow what great little dishes! Yep both for the 1950's. There seems to be a bit of variety in the marks used at that time, but all 50's stuff.

Here are the ones I have so far, the larger one is a later model.


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Post  TimCaulton on Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:11 am

You know I have a birthday coming up in May

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What a great selection!

Post  Titian on Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:10 am

They look really great Tim. Love the blue one and the storks. Thanks so much for showing us the collection.
One question: one of my dishes looks to be a white/cream body with a redwash underglaze but the other seems to be genuine solid terracotta. Did he use both types of clay?
Thanks again.

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Post  TimCaulton on Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:26 am

Titian wrote:They look really great Tim. Love the blue one and the storks. Thanks so much for showing us the collection.
One question: one of my dishes looks to be a white/cream body with a redwash underglaze but the other seems to be genuine solid terracotta. Did he use both types of clay?
Thanks again.

Yes there were a variety of clays used. One of the white ones is English with a red/brown wash over it. A deliberate design feature. Also the hight and angle of the sides to the base was thought out to correctly balance the cigarette. And the fine lines were created using a pointed matchstick.

I have a feeling that good suitable clay was not freely available in the 50's for potters, so it needed to be imported. Pat Perrin used to import English clay and mix it with NZ clay....possibly in the same era...just a guess at this stage. These are earthenware pots by the way. There are some pictures of them in the two Castle books.

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Post  collectiques on Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:06 am

ohhhh...it's like pin dish heaven in here sunny cloudnine surfing

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Post  TimCaulton on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:05 am

My campaign of infusing knowledge is working ! Very Happy

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Post  spot20 on Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:01 am

Are they always marked???
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Post  TimCaulton on Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:03 am

spot20 wrote:Are they always marked???

Probably not all of them.

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you must do alot of sewing tim

Post  shazz on Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:25 pm

you have alot of pin dishes Razz
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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:33 am

shazz wrote:you have alot of pin dishes Razz

Not sewing Shazz......voodoo

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... you're right Tim I think pin dish collecting is

Post  collectiques on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:00 am

contagious...



I found another... affraid

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Great find Jo!

Post  Titian on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:33 am

Great find Jo. Its really cute. I wonder who will find the next one...

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Post  collectiques on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:46 am

Titian wrote:Great find Jo. Its really cute. I wonder who will find the next one...

hehehe Tim would say of course that its his turn ...but well he has a lot already... chaplin

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Post  TimCaulton on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:40 am

collectiques wrote:contagious...



I found another... affraid

So I have my birthday coming up in May....that one on the right looks good doesn't it. Very Happy

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Post  TimCaulton on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:52 am

Titian wrote:Hi Tim and Jo
Another couple of Castle pin dish designs. Are they from the 1950s? Both are marked, one with a small LC and the other with the large LC like yours Jo.



Tim, What designs do you have?

That fish one looks great. If you ever get tired of it........call me

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Post  collectiques on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:47 am

TimCaulton wrote:
That fish one looks great. If you ever get tired of it........call me

Tired of them? ...I'm a brand new Len Castle pin dish collector ... cyclops

Pin dishes are exciting and wonderful - we have you to thank for that Tim cheers

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